Thousands of people evacuating the storm-ravaged Bahamas have been allowed to shelter in the state of Florida, as part of a US humanitarian gesture.

But on Sunday more than 100 people were asked to get off a boat bound for the United States because they didn't have a visa.

Critics call it cruel, but Customs and Border Protection officials say it was because the cruise ship didn’t coordinate with them.

As emergency workers grapple with the rising death toll, US President Donald Trump says "very bad people" should be barred entry.

Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Lake Worth, Florida.

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