Dominican Republic legalizes 105,000 Haitians of 288,466 who applied
Santo Domingo.- After 16 months of work the government program to legalize foreigners is coming to an end with the delivery of the last ID cards to the thousands of the overwhelmingly Haitian illegal aliens who qualified as a legal immigrant or resident.
National program coordinator Samir Santos on Tuesday said at Interior and Police Ministry headquarters (Huacal) the long lines which had roiled local residents and snarled traffic have disappeared.
Interior and Police Ministry officials will now continue handing out the last of the IDs in Santiago, Puerto Plata, La Romana, San Pedro, Barahona and Valverde delivering the cards to the applicants who applied, supervised by Santos and deputy minister Washington González.
Interior and Police Ministry had delivered 105,000 IDs to residents in various forms until last week, according to its most recent report.
The program began in Santiago June 12 last year with the first foreigners registered last June, with 288,466 applicants in 24 centers across the country and continued to receive the documents from the foreigners which had registered, delivering all the IDs to all provinces after that.
Sep 22, 2015
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