Dominican Republic repatriates 15,754 Haitians in 5 months
Santo Domingo.- Some 15,754 undocumented Haitians have been repatriated from the Dominican Republic during the last five months, in addition to 54 Cubans and 55 other nationals from Albania, Germany, Belgium, Colombia, Holland, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and China, EFE reports.
The Immigration Agency (DGM) said around 7,800 foreigners were also repatriated from August 2015 to January 10 this year, mostly Haitians, stopped from entering the Dominican Republic for failing to produce the necessary documents, the news service said quoting a source.
According to the DGM 113,320 Haitians left voluntarily through the various border crossings from June 18, 2015, to January 5 this year, including 23,286 children who didn’t register for the National Plan to Regularize Foreigners, whose deadline expired June 17.
A Special Naturalization Act launched by the plan to provide documents to foreigners, after a controversial Constitutional Court ruling on September 2013 that sets the requirement to acquire Dominican citizenship or immigrant status.
Jan 13, 2016
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