Dominican, Haitian officials talk deportation as ‘stateless’ uproar wanes
Santo Domingo.- A Dominican high level commission will visit Haiti to meet separately with foreign diplomats and government official in Port-au-Prince to explain the foreigners’ regularization process, said Dominican Republic Foreign Ministry sources quoted by EFE.
The announcement comes as the brouhaha over accusations that Santo Domingo allegedly created thousands of “stateless” people subsides.
Interior and Police Deputy minister Washington Gonzalez heads the commission that will travel to Port au Prince, together with senior Foreign Ministry and Immigration Agency representatives.
The Dominican officials will explain to Haitian authorities and diplomats the past, present and future of Santo Domingo’s foreigner’ regularization program whose deadline lapsed last Wednesday.
They’ll also address to process for deportations but stressed that Dominican authorities have yet to carry out.
According to the Interior and Police Ministry as many as 260,000 foreigners registered for the program, 96 percent of them Haitians.