Haiti - FLASH : Dominican Details of the Repatriation Process
The main control center will be located at the General Directorate of Migration (DGM) and the secondary post at Joint Operations Center (COC) of the Dominican Ministry of Defence (MIDE).
Some key points to remember :
All repatriations will take place between 06:00 am and 05:00 pm Monday to Saturday, except on Sundays and public holidays.
In case of resistance, disorder or crowd movement, members of the armed forces that will bring operational support will not use any lethal weapons and are permitted only limited use of the baton and taser.
It is the DGM which will set the standards, forms and legal instruments to be used in the eviction process of illegal immigrants.
Each repatriation operation will be filmed from beginning to end, to have tools to evaluate the established procedures every day and in case of dispute or allegation of abuse.
In the case of Haitian nationals to be repatriated, a representative of the Foreign Ministry will be at the exit point of the Dominican Republic at the border.
Repatriation will be supervised by a minimum team of one inspector and two migration agents, in addition to representatives of the Armed Forces and the National Police.
These repatriations will also have the support of representatives of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations (UN) and the National Council for Children (CONANI) and other organizations and agencies of the Dominican State, which will guarantee the regularity, legality and legitimacy of the ban migration process in accordance with national and international standards, which will guarantee the integrity of the protection of human rights.
During this process, seven Transit centers are planned to accommodate Haitian nationals and other foreign nationalities http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-14186-haiti-politic-d-4-dr-deploys-its-repatriation-device.html and each case will be treated individually. It will be checked if they have documents, a folder with biometric data will be established and those that are not registered in the PNRE, who are without documents to regularize, their transfer to their country of origin, will be turned on. These centers are equipped with all the logistics for worthily receiving the illegal immigrants or undocumented which will not staying more than 48 hours in those places.
Care will be given to people who need it as well as food and water.
to be continued...
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