Deputies consider Claude Joseph’s statements absurd and extremist
Deputies from various parties called former Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph’s remarks “absurd” and “extremist,” referring to President Luis Abinader’s racist immigration policy, which can only be compared to Trujillo’s tyranny. These comments were deemed provocative by Omar Fernández of the People’s Force (FP), Juan Julio Campos of the Dominican Liberation Party (PRM), Dario Zapata of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), and Fior Daliza Peguero, an independent deputy, who urged the government to follow the law and continue and strengthen repatriations of foreign nationals.
Fernández, the spokesman for the FP block of deputies, believes Joseph’s tweets are a provocation and that the former Haitian official “apparently does not know Dominican immigration policy and is a provocateur.” He asked Joseph to read the Dominican Republic’s immigration laws and understand that in this country, national sovereignty and the Dominican government’s decision to deport any person found illegally must be respected.
“He should also know that this is not just an action against Haitians; it is an action against any foreigner found illegally on Dominican soil,” he said.