Local February 17, 2015 | 12:27 pm

Govt. firm on deadline to legalize aliens: Foreign Ministry

Santo Domingo.- The government of the Dominican Republic has no plans to extend the deadline stipulated in the National Plan to Regularize Foreigners, set to expire in June.

Foreign minister Andrés Navarro made the announcement Tuesday, and discarded talks leading to anew deadline.

He said what’s needed now is assistance to provide documents to Haitian citizens who seek to qualify for the Plan so they don’t have face inconveniences with the forms submitted to the Interior and Police Ministry.

The official said the Plan still allows enough time for all migrants who want to qualify.

Statistics show that 142,000 people had registered for the Plan by the end of January and since it began in mid 2014.

Navarro spoke after attending funeral services at Lincoln Av. for Ramon Antonio Abreu (Tonito), one of the founder of Dominican Republic’s ruling party, PLD.

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