Venezuelans in Tobago and San Fernando are tonight afraid, confused and some of them in tears as Government closed registration centres, with some left outside.
In Tobago, one registration official exited the Caroline building in Scarborough minutes after the scheduled closing time at 5 pm, told Venezuelans the registration had closed, then police escorted them to the Port Mall in downtown Scarborough.
Some of them were waiting on family and friends, as noted by National Security Minister Stuart Young in a press conference Friday evening, but the majority said they had stood in line all day waiting to be registered.
It was a complete opposite from the situation in Port of Spain, where all immigrants lined up outside the Queen's Park Oval were called into the centre around 4.45 pm.
There, two days ago, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith told Venezuelans if they had a chit, they had a chance.
In San Fernando and Tobago, officials seemed to be short of chits.
In San Fernando, immigrants were told different messages by police.
At first, police allowed some to go to the centre before telling others the centre was closed. Later, police asked Andreina Briceno-Brown, a Venezuelan living in TT to translate their instructions.
She told them that those with documents should go to the immigration departments Monday to Friday to complete the registration process.
Less than an hour later, an official told Venezuelans to go to the immigration office with documents to complete registration.
In Tobago, at around 7.30 an official told the crowd to return to Trinidad or return to the mall tomorrow for more information.
Find detailed stories from reporters Laurel V Williams, Elizabeth Gonzales and James Lanser in tomorrow's paper.