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Haiti - Dominican Republic : The Haitian Government says anything !
10/07/2016 14:55:38

Haiti - Dominican Republic : The Haitian Government says anything !
Following the protest Tuesday https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-17947-haiti-flash-140-000-haitians-facing-deportation-because-of-the-inaction-of-haiti.html of Haitian nationals outside the Embassy of Haiti in Santo Domingo, who demanded their passports that many have been waiting for two years after paying the fees charged by Haiti, Ambassador Jean Pierre Idalbert and Deputy Minister Counselor Miosemine Célestin assured Thursday that the embassy was making efforts for its nationals can obtain the documents they need to renew their temporary migrant regularization card granted by the Dominican Government.

Haitian diplomats have tried to justify explaining that there was a shortage of booklets for the production of passports. A bad explanation while François Anick Joseph, Minister of Interior and Territorial Communities in Haiti, announced in early July the doubling of passport production in the country https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-17919-icihaiti-politic-the-passport-application-increased-200-over-one-year.html

Recall that in July 2014, the identification and documentation program of Haitian immigrants (PIDIH) was launched and that 300,000 Haitians living in the Dominican Republic had to receive an extract of the archives, a national ID card and a passport in exchange of 1,000 pesos. After a two-million dollar fiasco https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-14432-haiti-politic-failure-of-pidih-a-fiasco-of-$2-million.html the audit report of PIDIH delivered 15 December 2015 by the General Inspectorate of Finance to the Minister Wilson Laleau, indicates that on the 300,000 Haitians, only 2,081 passports were issued over 2 years...

Daniel Supplice, Ambassador of Haiti to the Dominican Republic, before being revoked for speaking the truth, admitted that the Haitian government had not helped thousands of undocumented Haitians "We are responsible for what is happening today with our compatriots [...] If we do not manage to identify our citizens at home, I do not see how we could have done elsewhere [...] I have already ordered the closure of the program, which cost two million dollars so far" https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-14080-icihaiti-social-tens-of-thousands-of-haitians-in-dr-abandoned-by-haiti.html

Ambassador Jean Pierre Idalbert and Deputy Minister Counselor Miosemine Célestin said the Haitian Government planned to set up a Haitian passport production unit in the Dominican Republic... However the two diplomats were not able to give a date for the operation of such equipment...

Furthermore Minister Célestin said many nationals who protested outside the embassy on Tuesday had their passport ready, but they did not come to remove them ! One may wonder how the Minister can make such a claim, while on one hand the demonstrators have not been the subject to identification and secondly, given the importance of this document, it is almost impossible that a Haitian applicant of this document he paid, have not claimed it...

Let's remind our Haitian diplomats in the Dominican Republic, that while they tell stories to our compatriots, nearly 143,000 of them facing deportation between 17 July and December 2016 (except Dominican Government intervention) because they are unable to renew their temporary migrant regularization card, due to the absence of a required passport https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-17947-haiti-flash-140-000-haitians-facing-deportation-because-of-the-inaction-of-haiti.html

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