Haiti – DR: More than a hundred Haitians arrested in the Dominican Republic
Thursday, October 1, at a press conference, as part of the resumption of expulsions of foreigners in an irregular migratory situation (suspended for 6 months https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-31834-haiti-news-zapping .html) living illegally on Dominican territory, Enrique García, the Director General of Migration (DGM), announced that on the day of September 30 alone, DGM inspectors arrested more than a hundred Haitian nationals in the sectors of the Grand Santo-Domingo who did not hold any type of legal residence document in the country.
García indicated that Haitian citizens were currently detained in the Haina detention center in strict compliance with the health protocol to avoid the spread of Covid-19 and that after cleaning up their situation, those who do not ha ve their papers to day or any work permit will be repatriated to Haiti this week.
In addition, he deplored that the criminal acts in which Haitians are involved in the Dominican Republic have increased considerably, stressing that many Haitian criminals have moved on the national territory clandestinely, to commit various criminal acts.
Finally, Enrique García declared that the migration control operations of Haitians and foreigners of other nationalities will continue and strengthen and that all those who reside illegally in the country, will be arrested, detained and repatriated to their country of origin.
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