Four Syrians are still here, no country grants them an entry
The Director General of Migration has revealed that more than 70,000 foreigners who were living in the Dominican Republic illegally have left voluntarily for their homelands.
Major General Ruben Dario Paulino Sem said that the foreigners who had left included Haitians, Cubans, Mexicans, US citizens, Peruvians, Colombians and Afghans. He confirmed that as instructed by President Danilo Medina, whoever wanted to leave voluntarily had been assisted in the process by the Migration Department.
He also confirmed that four Syrians, who had entered into the country on false documents and had not been allowed to stay in other countries, were still here. As there were no direct flights from the Dominican Republic to Syria, they were trying to send them to Brazil, but the Brazilian authorities were refusing to grant them entry, even though they would only be in transit.
He went on to say that they were speaking to several countries to try and get them a transit visa so that they could return to Syria, but so far nothing had been possible.
Source: DR1, Hoy
Dec 9, 2015
UPDATES: Four Syrians deported
The Dominican Migration authority has deported four Syrian citizens who had arrived in the country legally but had tried to travel on to Madrid with false documentation. The men were being detained at the Centro Vacacional Haina. They left via Punta Cana International Airport yesterday, Thursday 10 December 2015, on board an Avianca plane to Colombia, from where they will take another flight to Istanbul before traveling on to Syria.
Since the men were arrested in October, the Migration authorities have been trying to deport them but could not find a country that would allow them to make a stopover. Although the case has been covered in the press, the revelation that they had tried to travel to Spain illegally has only just been released.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
Dec 11, 2015
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