Dominican Republic starts to count migrant workers
Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s National Immigration Council issued a resolution Friday, which prioritizes the registration of temporary workers to the Foreigners Regularization Plan for the mostly undocumented Haitian seasonal workers.
The resolution asks the Foreign Affairs Ministry to issue a new category of visa, for temporary workers, as stipulated in General Immigration Law passed in 2004. It also instructs Dominican consulates on the requirements for processing the visas.
The announced measures adhere to some of the agreements reached between Dominican Republic’s and Haiti’s high level commissions, which met in the Haitian town of Ouanaminthe on Tuesday.
It also asks the Immigration Agency, through the National Immigration Institute, to consult companies and individuals involved in national production, to identify the necessary fees to issue temporary work documents in each area of the national economy.
For its part, the Interior and Police Ministry, which administers the Plan, establish a preferred procedure of regularization for local or foreign companies which employ foreign personal seasonal workers, to proceed with their legalization.
In a press release, the Presidency said the adoption of those measure will lead to the legal protection for temporary workers in the Dominican Republic, regardless of country of origin.
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