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Haiti - FLASH : The Haitian Government abandons its citizens threatened with expulsion in Chile
The Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE) in a note dated July 11, reports its inability to help Haitian nationals who face a problem of documents. The MHAVE says it worries about the fate of the countrymen threatened with expulsion from Chile, but explains that it is not able to act for lack of budget...
A situation that is reminiscent of what happened in the Dominican Republic in 2015 where tens of thousands of Haitians were unable to regularize, the Haitian Government did not provide them with the documents of identities required, repeatedly promised but never delivered... https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-14080-icihaiti-social-tens-of-thousands-of-haitians-in-dr-abandoned-by-haiti.html
Since his arrival in power, Conservative President Sebastián Piñera has tightened the conditions for obtaining work and residence visas for foreigners in Chile. In particular, those from Haiti who must obtain an entry VISA https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24055-haiti-flash-chile-requires-a-visa-for-haitians.html
On July 11, the Repatriated and Refugee Support Group (GARR) met with Haiti's Ambassador accredited to Haiti, Patricio Utreras, to learn what will happen to many compatriots in Chile who will not managed to regularize their files passed on July 22, 2019 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28225-haiti-chile-the-chilean-ambassador-tries-to-reassure-on-massive-deportations-of-haitians.html and urged the Haitian authorities concerned to speed up the process of documentation of migrants to prevent their deportation.
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