The Bahamas - Migration
Emigration to the United Kingdom, considerable in the past, has fallen off since the mid-1960s. Some Bahamians migrate to the United States in search of employment. There is also inter-island migration, chiefly to New Providence and Grand Bahama islands.
Located between the United States and other Caribbean islands, the country's position has made it a transit point for migrants, including asylum seekers, trying to reach the United States. An estimated 100 Cuban nationals seek asylum in the Bahamas each month. The net migration rate of the Bahamas was -1.55 migrants per 1,000 population in 1999. As of 2000 there were 30,000 migrants living in The Bahamas including 100 refugees. There has also been an increasing number of asylum-seekers from Europe, Asia, and Africa.