More Haitians cross now seeking free Dominican residency
Border agents are being overwhelmed by Haitians crossing the border illegally. Haiti Libre reports that on Thursday, 23 October 2014, the Dominican army captured 78 Haitians who had crossed. The media says that the flow of immigrants continues day and night, forcing the Dominican military authorities to strengthen monitoring and multiply the returns. As reported, on Thursday in San Juan de la Maguana, two groups of Haitian origin, totaling 78 people, including 72 men, five women and a young girl were arrested by army agents when traveling on a Daihatsu truck.
Two Dominican men, named as Camilo Garabito Lebron and Mayrobi Suero Ramirez, believed to be responsible for this illegal transit, were arrested and are under investigation.
Haiti Libre reports that another group of 19 illegal immigrants from Haiti was arrested during the same day.
As reported, the detainees were handed over to immigration authorities in Dajabon to be sent back to Haiti immediately. Brigadier General Felipe Henriquez Molina, Commander of the 3rd Brigade based in San Juan de la Maguana, said that military forces in the region were working tirelessly to prevent the illegal entry of immigrants.
Haiti Libre reports that since last September, surveillance operations at the border have increased dramatically in response to the constant flow of Haitians, who believing false rumors are convinced they will acquire Dominican residency upon their arrival at the Foreigner Regularization Centers as part of the National Foreigner Legalization Plan.
Source: DR1, Haitilibre
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