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More Haitians sneaking into the Dominican territory

Dajabon, Dominican Republic.- The number of Haitians looking to enter Dominican territory, using the Montecristi-Dajabón area as the main route has jumped recently, said Border Security Corps (Cesfront) director Carlos Manuel Aguirre.

He said 70% of the Haitians trying to enter Dominican territory do so near Dajabón, where most are caught and returned, but acknowledged that others always manage to slip through security checks.

Quoted by on the phone, Aguirre notes that despite the illegal crossings, the border is peaceful.

He said those who left the country in June when the registration for the government legalization program concluded are coming back, “because it is easy to see how Haitians are moving in groups through Dajabón where they get on motorcycles to head many times via roads and sometimes through mountainous areas to evade the pursuit of the authorities.”

He said there are Haitians and Dominicans who know every trail and cross from Haiti to anywhere, including the Masacre River.

Source: DT

Sep 15, 2015

Category: DR News |

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