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Illegal Haitians attack immigration agents with stones

Undocumented immigrants attacked inspectors with stones.

Santo Domingo, DR
The Directorate General of Migration will deport 71 illegal Haitians and will submit 7 to justice after they were apprehended altering the order in public streets when they assaulted inspectors of the agency and police agents yesterday, after refusing to undergo routine checks in an incident that occurred in Punta Cana, in the province of La Altagracia.

The agency also informed that a group of undocumented Haitians who assaulted National Police agents, fled, and were later arrested in Cap Cana, are still under arrest.

He indicated that the Interdiction team of the General Direction of Migration intercepted a bus moving along the Punta Cana traffic circle. When it was stopped, they started to flee, which was immediately reported by radio communication to a patrol of the National Police, which intercepted the suspicious vehicle at the entrance of Cap Cana.

When the bus was stopped, migration indicated that the bus had dozens of illegal Haitian nationals on board, who started throwing stones at the migration members together with police agents who were part of the operation in the area of Punta Cana.

The immigration agents performed a routine operation when the occupants resisted stopping the vehicle with the foreigners on board.

The institution informed that eight Haitians would be submitted to justice, with charges of alteration of the order in the public road and violations of the migration law in Dominican territory.
The Directorate General of Migration also informed that the incident occurred on the La Rotonda runway, at the entrance of Cap Cana, in the province of La Altagracia.

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After the incident, 78 Haitians were detained by the acting authorities 71 of them are being deported, and seven are being deported for illegal transit in Dominican territory and others.
The governing institution of migration in the country affirmed that it has a video as evidence of what happened and warned that it would not accept alterations to the legal order in matters of migration in the country.

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Paul Tierney
February 11, 2023 9:20 am

What do you expect Haitian to do when the authorities are at the gate to grab them when they enter or leave work? Thank them? If the detained workers are deported to Haiti they have no way to obtain the pay they earned at Cap Cana. That is one thing that really pisses these people off, the salt in the deportation wound. Throwing rocks is the only protest handy to them. It is not inconceivable the employers funnel the Haitian pay into their own pockets. It is a bitter game. The employers hire the Haitians with little or no inspection of documents. They want and get their work. They advise immigration just before payday there are illegals working. Immigration goes to the gate(s) or nearby roads and detain the illegals. The employers find new workers and the cycle begins again. Government will not go after the employers for hiring illegals. Why? Think many of us know why.

Peter Harris
February 11, 2023 12:35 pm

President Abinader has led the way to alert the international community to help Haiti. But as countries like Canada play politics by listening to elite Haitians in places like Montreal , the people living in Haiti continue to suffer. So what do we expect people in desperate circumstances to do ? Join a committee to study the situation ?

However the Dominican government issues work permits to Haitians for $500. usd for one year. Then they make Haitians leave the country each month to cross the border at Haiti to ‘ check in ‘ for another $20. Why? Everyone knows Haitians are here to try to stay alive or make money to send home.

While there are many extra expenses to the Dominican government for medical care for Haitians , the government admits that Haiti is its number one customers for exports . Dominican republic makes a lot of money from Haiti .

Last edited 9 months ago by Peter Harris
Ramon Garcia
February 11, 2023 5:20 pm

Name another country that allows undocumented people to attack its law-enforcement officers other than DR? In the US they would get shot in the spat.

My Name Is Not Important
February 11, 2023 6:52 pm
Reply to  Ramon Garcia

Americans also believe that their border patrol agents are being too soft towards them.

Jroses
February 12, 2023 4:57 pm
Reply to  Ramon Garcia

Wrong!! The US border with Mexico has tens of thousands of illegals crossing almost daily! Nobody shoots anybody. They set up refugee camps and feed/clothe them and give them medical care. And they don’t work building all the buildings in the US like the Haitians do in the DR.

Luis Grullon
February 11, 2023 6:48 pm

Dr won’t take the responsibility of the failure of the Haitian government
Legal work is welcome, illegal immigration is not
Luis abnader continue the mass deportation, increase it
If not Dominicans living abroad will get a government to do it

Chupacabra
February 12, 2023 12:41 am

arrest and send back criminals…these are working men …i guess there is “racket” on those who earn honest living …this is like fishing in pool full of fish …go get hard core criminals and murders …