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Calls for new border resident card

Florinda Rojas, director of the National Institute of Migration of the Dominican Republic, is encouraging the Migration Agency (DGM) to create a border resident card that would facilitate the movement of people who depend on bi-national trade on the border with Haiti.

“There are many people who depend on border trade,” said Rojas. “There is also the informal trade, which is the one that generates a larger economic movement, particularly at the border crossing of Dajabón, where the movement of traders of both countries is almost continuous,” she said, promoting the creation of the special permit.

Rojas pointed out that border markets are a lifeline for more than 300,000 people, according to the organizations of traders and carriers of the provinces bordering Haiti.

She explained that this card would avoid the need for these people to have a passport, a visa or have to pay taxes when leaving or entering any of the territories. Rojas said an investigation is already underway to quantify the number of people that would benefit.

As reported in Haiti Libre online news portal, Rojas expressed his satisfaction with the relations with the new government of Haiti, describing these as “very good.”

Source: Haitilibre

Oct 28, 2017

Category: DR News |

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