Local January 13, 2016 | 4:13 pm

Dominican Republic repatriates 15,754 Haitians in 5 months: EFE

Santo Domingo.- Some15,754 undocumented Haitians have been repatriated from the Dominican Republic duringthe last five months, in addition to 54 Cubans and 55 other nationals fromAlbania, Germany, Belgium, Colombia, Holland, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and China, EFE reports.

The Immigration Agency(DGM) said around 7,800 foreigners were also repatriated from August 2015 toJanuary 10 this year, mostly Haitians, stopped from entering the DominicanRepublic for failing to produce the necessary documents, the news service said quotinga source.

According to the DGM 113,320Haitians left voluntarily through the various border crossings from June 18,2015, to January 5 this year, including 23,286 children who didn’t register forthe National Plan to Regularize Foreigners, whose deadline expired June 17.

A SpecialNaturalization Act launched by the plan to provide documents to foreigners, aftera controversial Constitutional Court ruling on September 2013 that sets the requirementto acquire Dominican citizenship or immigrant status.

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