He stated that this country had too many destitute people and needed no others from Caricom.
He was addressing the media at the VIP Lounge, Piarco Airport, upon his return from a Caricom leaders meeting in Guyana.
Dr. Rowley said that the Caricom Treaty allowed a general free movement of people throughout the region but that each country had the right to reject the destitute.
He made the comments ahead of his July 17 visit to Jamaica to assure that TT welcomed valid migrants.
He revealed that it was not the right of anyone to enter this country empty-handed and they had no place to go.
He further stated that there were enough vagrants in Trinidad and Tobago.
Dr. Rowley denied that immigration officers were targeting Jamaicans to refuse entry.
He promised however to investigate any complaints and disclosed that if anyone in this country was found to have faulted any migrant, TT would apologize.
He noted that a person denied entry had a right of immediate appeal to a senior officer of the Immigration Department.