Haiti - DR : More than 8,000 Haitians back to Haiti (February 2016)
From June 2015 to end February 2016 according to the information released by the Directorate General of the Dominican migration combined with those of organizations of human rights which monitor the process at the border, 144.800 Haitians would be returned to Haiti (21.076 deported by Dominican authorities the remainder being returns said "volunteers".
In February 2016, according to information compiled from the Support Group for Returnees and Refugees (GAAR), the Jesuit Service for Migrants (SJM), the Network Border Jeannot Succès (RFJS) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2,795 Haitians, 96 unaccompanied minors were repatriated by Dominican authorities at various border crossing points and 5,515 Haitians returned to Haiti spontaneous (voluntary returns) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-16583-haiti-dr-more-than-7-000-haitians-back-to-haiti-january-2016.html
An increase of monthly returns, a little over 10% in total, is observed in February compared to January 2016, when 7.449 Haitians were returned to the country https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-16583-haiti-dr-more-than-7-000-haitians-back-to-haiti-january-2016.html
On the 2,795 returnees Haitian, 1,708 have been welcomed by the authorities of the Haitian migration to official border points (279 Belladère, 738 to Ouanaminthe and 691 in Malpasse) and 1,087 others were repatriated through unofficial border points and do have not been registered by the agents of the Haitian migration.
According to various testimonies of repatriated Haitians by the Dominican authorities, they were arrested during identity control or immigration status, at home, in the street or at their place of work by members of the Specialized body in the Border and Land Security (CESFRONT), Dominican military and Dominican migration officials.
In addition, the majority of repatriated Haitians living in irregular migratory situation, did not have any identity document, despite their request for many of them to the identification and documentation program of Haitian Immigrants (PIDIH) initiated by the Haitian government in July 2014, who has never been able to solve the problem of identification of Haitians in Dominican territory
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