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Dominican Republic tightens Haiti border as immigrants swell

Dajabón, Dominican Republic.- Dominican authorities on Monday sealed the northwest border area with Haiti, as hundreds of Haitians many of them undocumented, try to enter the country which occupies the eastern two thirds of Hispaniola.

Many Haitians, who according to the Immigration Agency don’t qualify to immigrate to Dominican Republic, tried to enter collectively as immigrants, while others entered Dajabón for the binational market held Mondays and Fridays.

Quoted by, Immigration Agency supervisor Rafael M. Vasquez said in conjunction with other agencies, security and surveillance along the border have been bolstered to prevent the entry of undocumented persons.

In a press conference, the official stressed that people with proper documents are allowed to cross the border,

Vasquez said the Army, Border Guards (Cesfront), Immigration inspectors and other security agencies are complying with the country´s immigration law

Chaos at bus stops

Haitians headed to cities in the region occupy most of the seats of the buses, sparking heated discussions at the various stops

The Haitians live mostly in Santiago, Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, La Vega, Bonao, San Francisco de Macoris, and the country´s east regions.

Source: DT

Jan 6, 2016

Category: DR News |

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