Haiti - Politic : D-6, Dominican Republic ready for repatriation
José Ramón Fadul, the Dominican Minister of Interior and the Police indicated that as of June 18, 2015 "we will enforce the immigration laws of our country throughout the national territory."
The Minister Fadul specified that these repatriations, that will not be in mass, but will be gradual and continuous concern not only persons of Haitian nationality but also foreign nationals from 23 other nationalities.
Concerning foreign nationalities other than Haitian, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains communication with the various international embassies, on the possible return of some of their nationals in irregular situation who are not enrolled in the PNRE, on the issue of air tickets and appropriate mechanisms of travel for these foreigners and the support of embassies to their nationals.
The official conduct of these repatriations is not known in all its details. Jose Ricardo Taveras, then Director of Immigration, explained mid-August, to avoid any misunderstanding, that it will not be a hunting or persecution of people in an illegal situation. He said that no deportation will not be done within 24 hours, but it will be a sustained process over time, while respecting the dignity and respect for human rights "Initially, the foreign citizens who are in the country, will be invited to leave voluntarily. Secondly, if they do not leave voluntarily, through various mechanisms established by law, they will be returned to their country of origin." http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13635-haiti-dominican-republic-everything-is-ready-to-deport-foreigners.html
For his part José Ramón Fadul said that in cases of repatriations, they will be held daily between 6:00 am and 5:00 pm in the respect of human rights and signed agreements.
For the rest, many contradictory information impossible to confirm and countless rumors, do not allow to have a clear reading of these operations or deployment in the Dominican territory. Information that would normally be available in the coming days.
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