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It costs US$50 to deport a Haitian

The Migration Agency (DGM) reported yesterday that the Dominican government has invested RD$139.8 million in the deportations carried out between August 2016 and August 2017. According to a report from the DGM, some RD$132.4 million were spent in land deportations. These average to a cost of RD$2,944 for each person returned to Haiti.

The report also says that deportations by air cost RD$7.4 million and the average cost per person was RD$20,232. Only 366 persons were deported by air.

The persons deported came from 37 different countries with the majority coming from Armenia, Afghanistan, Cuba, Colombia, China, Haiti, India, Russia, the United States, and Venezuela.

Migration says from August 2016 to August 2017 some 44,971 foreigners with “irregular” immigration situation were deported.

Article 121 of the General Law on Migration says the director general of the DGM is authorized to order the deportation of any foreigner who has entered the country in a clandestine manner or an illegal manner or with false documents. Also liable for deportation are those who remain in the country beyond their visa permits as indicated in the law.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

Aug 31, 2017

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