Local November 13, 2022 | 12:14 pm

Deputies support repatriation of illegals

Four deputies from different political parties support President Luis Abinader when he considers “unacceptable and irresponsible” the declarations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, requesting the Dominican Republic and other countries of the region, to “stop the deportation of Haitians to their country of origin.”

Deputy Juan Dionicio Rodriguez of the Frente Amplio party accused businessmen, police, and government officials of allowing undocumented Haitian immigrants to enter the country by establishing “an organized gang that charges up to 20,000 pesos for trafficking each undocumented person into Dominican territory.”

The deputy of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), Gustavo Sanchez, supported the president. He said that the president did what corresponds to a statesman of the Dominican Republic”. “If he did not do so, he would hurt Dominican feelings, who understand that we have done too much for the Haitian people already.”

The deputy of the Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC), Máximo Castro, described President Abinader’s position as courageous.

The deputy of the ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), Ramon Ceballos, believes that the United States can take the Haitians to its territory to help them.

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Paul Tierney
November 14, 2022 9:26 am

Found out a few days ago a young man of Haitian descent I seen grow up from early childhood into an adult was over the past 20 years was detain by immigration and sent to Haiti. He had documents but was still sent across the border. His family is in distress.

This only confirms the authorities are rounding presumed Haitians with or without documents to ship to Haiti. The government is creating statistics to show what a good job it is doing sweeping Haitians back across the border. The government does have the right to send undocumented people back to their countries. Yet, it earns revenue from the fees documented people pay to be legal and then repatriates them. What the heck! In this day and age digital access to government data bases allows authorities to view people’s status from smart phones. Guess statistics are more important than human rights or time on smart phones.

November 14, 2022 1:22 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

His “humans rights” were violated by himself them, assuming this is true, the fact that corruption has allowed him to stay here for the past 20 years after he violated an international border because his “humans rights” allow him to live wherever he wants was the problem in the first place, hence, the border must be respected.

if you could go to any country and hide from the authorities until you have rights there, everybody would be in Europe and North America.

on an unrelated note your “real friend” whose well deserved citizenship was stripped from him by the evil authorities could try to go to FRECN GUIANA which is easy to get to and then when he’s passed enough time there, demand his well deserved rights from France.

Paul Tierney
November 14, 2022 3:50 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

The young man is home again after his family paid RD$8,000 to get him released.

November 14, 2022 5:45 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Congratulation then, we’ve achieved many things:

Corruption had its way.
He can keep complaining about his humans rights.
His family is here too, so that they can complain.
You now have to grief 8,000 they pay to break the law.

This is wonderful, aren’t you going to report this whole case to the authorities?

Oh no, I almost forgot that because he broke the law 20 years ago he’s got the right to live here