Economy March 24, 2022 | 7:34 am

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Foreign labor sustains Dominican Republic’s agro

Santo Domingo.- Given the lack of interest shown by Dominicans to work in the agricultural sector, producers are forced to hire undocumented labor to continue producing.

Farm owners are aware that they are violating the law, but they assure that the General Directorate of Immigration does not expedite the legalization process.

“In the Dominican Republic, work permits have always been given via the Interior and Police; This card is renewed from time to time. But, for example: they haven’t been renewed for two years, so those that are, are expired, and when immigration or the guards finds them, they take them away,” said Marcos Rodríguez, president of the Northwest Rice Producers Association.

The also general secretary of the National Federation of Rice Growers (Fenarroz), told Diario Libre that, when the banana harvest is in process, the situation is complicated because they must comply with a schedule to pack and take the boxes to the port. to export them.

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Felix Arroyo
March 24, 2022 9:25 pm

At the expense of what? Changing your identity, changing your culture, changing your history and altering your future for the sake of harvesting low price produce is INSANE and very stupid!!!! Never use capitalism (greedy) as an excuse to destroy your essence!!!
You started with Spain and you will end up like you came from another continent.

March 25, 2022 8:07 am
Reply to  Felix Arroyo

Felix, you couldn’t be more wrong! The Dominican identity is not going to be jeopardized by a few thousand Haitians. For over a hundred years, Mexicans have been flocking into the US to do the same kind of work and they have not taken over things there either. Calm down!
President Bush Jr. was asked about strict immigration reform and do you know what his response was? – nobody wants to pay 20$ for a small container of strawberries, do you? In other words, everyone benefits from the hard unappreciative work of these humble souls. Be Thankful! I am.