The phase of repatriation of undocumented persons goes into action today
A call is issued for person registered in the Plan to carry their document issued by Interior and Police
SANTO DOMINGO. After the culmination of the registration process of the National Plan of Normalization of Foreigners, the Directorate General of Migration, the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Ministry of Defense, the National Police and other institutions have coordinated a strategy to carry out the repatriations of undocumented persons who are found in the country and who did not register under the plan.
Before the announcement of these measures the Director General of Migration, General Ruben Darío Paulino Sem, asked that the foreigners that did participate in the Plan or that are within the regulations to walk in public with the documents issued by the Ministry of Interior and Police in order to avoid problems with the immigration patrols that will be circulating throughout the national territory.
From the early hours this Thursday, the intelligence agencies of the state will carry out surveys in those areas where foreigners live. Once the intelligence work is done, these agencies will deliver a report to the Directorate General of Migration, with details regarding where they are located, an exact number of undocumented persons and when and at what hour they should carry out an operation in order to detain them and proceed with the repatriation according to indications by the law in these cases. “The operations will not be carried out without first doing the work of intelligence,” said a top official of the Armed the Forces, who in addition indicated that these operations will include the participation of the intelligence agencies of the Armed Forces and of the National Police. Paulino Sem had a meeting yesterday with the Chief of Police, Manuel Castro Castillo with the aim of coordinating the support of the police. “In this case the Police are supporting us in intelligence work throughout the territory and in identifying where the greatest number of undocumented persons are located,” said Paulino Sem.
Plan of action
The Directorate General of Migration released yesterday the Plan of Action regarding the Immigration Policy 2015 – 2016 in which it gives details regarding the protocol to be implemented. The checking into and final decision of each case will be carried out in seven Reception Centers: the Vacation Center in Haina, in the National District, one in Santiago de los Caballeros; Benedicto in La Altagracia and others in Pedernales, Jimani, Elias Piña and Dajabon. Each center will have a professional interdisciplinary team.
For the migratory interdiction they are going to use a methodology which guarantees the protection of human rights, legal due process and individual treatment of each case, in order for which they have advisors from the International Organization of Migrations, the United Nations Organization, Conani and others.
They assured reporters that military and police officers that will support Migration will not use lethal weapons but rather nightsticks and tasers. The repatriations will be done from 6 AM until 5 PM from Monday until Saturday, except Sundays and holidays. The document, signed by the Director General of Migration, points out that also supporting the plan are the ministries of Public Health, Public Works and Communication, Higher Education Science and Technology and the Attorney General of the Republic, and the National Council for Children and Adolescence (Conani).
A meeting with the chief of the Minustah
Chancellor Andres Navarro, the Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General William Muñoz Delgado and the director of Migration, Major General Ruben Darío Paulino Sem, held yesterday a working meeting with the chief of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah), Sandra Honoré.
“We feel highly pleased and honored with a visit of such an honorable special representative of the United Nations and the person responsible for the stabilization mission in the neighboring nation. We have gone into depth regarding the process of talks initiated since last year regarding the mandate of Minustah, and in addition we appreciate the decided demonstration of cooperation with the Mission at this moment in support of the Haitian Police in the security of our diplomatic headquarters and consulates,” declared Navarro after the meeting carried out in the Mahogany Room of the Chancellery.
During the meeting, the Chancellor, the Minister of Defense, the commanding generals, the Director of Migration and Honoré also talked about the issue of frontier security between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
June 18, 2015
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