NGOs in Haiti blame Martelly for holding back legalization plan
14 non-governmental organizations meeting in Port-au-Prince last week have blamed the Haitian authorities under President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Evans Paul for the problems that Haitians have encountered when applying to regularize their status in the Dominican Republic in the framework of the National Foreigner Legalization Plan that expires on 15 June 2015. They also acknowledged that the Dominican government is in its full right to bring order to the migration in the country.
In a written statement, the NGOs say that the Haitian government had committed to opening five offices in the DR to issue documents to 300,000 Haitians, but so far there is only one office in Santo Domingo, which has handled 40,000 cases. Only 800 of them have been able to complete the process.
They urged the Haitian government to assume its responsibility.
Source: DR1, Elnuevodiario
April 7, 2015
Category: DR News |