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Medina and Varela discuss migration status of Dominicans in Panama

As part of his schedule in Panama City for the Seventh Summit of the Americas, President Medina met with his Panamanian counterpart President Juan Carlos Varela yesterday, Thursday 9 April 2015 to explain how a change in migratory policies in Panama is affecting an estimated 40,000 Dominicans living in Panama, many with residence visas that are due to expire soon. A migratory program that was cut short under Varela enabled Dominicans to live and work in Panama as legal residents.

Medina was optimistic, saying that the problems affecting Dominican residents in Panama would be resolved after the visit, and that the regularization process would restart. He said that the Dominican ambassador in Panama, Cesar Medina, would meet with Panamanian migration authorities to achieve flexibility for Dominicans within the Panamanian migration requirements.

President Danilo Medina told the media covering his visit to Panama for the Seventh Summit of the Americas that he and Varela had spoken about farming, tourism and immigration.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

April 10, 2015

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