Local September 17, 2023 | 10:00 am

Carrier rescinds measure not to board Haitian nationals

The National Federation of Christian Social Transport Workers (FENATTRANSC) announces to all its affiliates at the national level that this Saturday morning, the National Executive Bureau met again on an emergency basis at the request of the National Institute of Transit and Land Transportation INTRANT, which requested and decided to postpone the announced measure, that starting following Monday on all routes of passenger transport operating would prohibit the transport of Haitian nationals, undocumented or not.

According to Diaz, the authorities of both INTRANT and the General Directorate of Migration committed themselves to finding a way to regularize the free transit of undocumented or undocumented foreigners in the national territory.

“We have requested the General Directorate of Migration, through INTRANT, to designate a permanent staff in each of the most important stops of the borderline to verify the migratory status of the users of this service with nationality different from ours (Haitians) before boarding the buses of the passenger transport, which have their origin or destination in all the provinces of the border with Haiti,” said Mario Diaz.

The driver leader was confident that this would prevent the carriers from being fined according to the provisions of the Immigration Law when they are caught transporting illegal aliens who are somehow in the country and who also use the public passenger transport service, both intercity and urban.

“We have established a waiting period, which we understand to be prudent, accepting the request of INTRANT and, in that sense, valuing the mood and what has been generated by our announcement; we understand that this measure could cause a convulsion, which added to the border problem originated by the illegal construction of the water canal, could generate an uncomfortable situation for the country,” Diaz pointed out.

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Paul Tierney
September 17, 2023 10:08 am

If the movement of the Haitians nationals is towards the border the free transit should be allowed.

Duncan Neville
September 17, 2023 10:43 pm

What a disgusting look for this country. Banning access to public transportation based on a person’s color Boycott the DR

September 19, 2023 6:04 pm
Reply to  Duncan Neville

Congratulations…..that is the stupidest comment I’ve read this year. Educate yourself because all I hear from you is knee-jerk liberal garbage. This dispute has nothing to do with color. People like you should be quiet until you understand what is happening. Almost everyone in the DR and Haiti are about the same color. Hard to ban people by color when they all look pretty much the same. Save your racist crap for the usa where it is appreciated.

Dave Lopes
September 20, 2023 12:24 am
Reply to  Edward

lol you may want to get a vision check. Haitians and dominicans are of different races.

September 22, 2023 4:57 pm
Reply to  Edward

Dominicans are predominantly mulattos, definitely not the same as Haitians. But you are correct in saying that it has nothing to do with race or color, a lot of these dumb Haitian liberals just want to reinforce that narrative and make themselves out to be the victims.

Last edited 8 months ago by DCamp21
September 18, 2023 7:40 am

The measure of banning people from using public transport on the basis of race reminds us of the days in the USA when the black population were segregated in buses and trains and restaurants .It just shows the level of hate that has been generated in the DR .

September 19, 2023 6:07 pm
Reply to  Richard

It’s not hate…..it’s just frustration with Haitians who won’t fix their own country and bring their problems to the DR. Dominicans have maintained an attitude of helping Haitians but they want to help them in Haiti. There’s very little hate for anybody evident in the DR.

Jo josh
September 18, 2023 9:59 am

Funny how until just a few days ago the DR was my top choice to establish my business (you know, paying taxes, hiring people, contributing to the economy…) But now I see the level of xenophobia in that country and even though I am not Haitian I won’t be comfortable contributing to an economy who showed that high level of xenophobia… that is as far back as the Jim crow area.

I hope Dominican citizen will never make fake paper to move to another country, never move illegally to another country because of how they threat other in their own country.

Just remember that this is the social media age, everybody knows what you are doing and the world is taking notice.

Good bless

September 19, 2023 1:59 am
Reply to  Jo josh

Thank you for your comment and your opinion. I share it 100%. This is wrong and the world is watching.

September 19, 2023 6:11 pm
Reply to  Italman

This is right. The DR makes it’s own destiny and isn’t influenced by outsiders.

September 19, 2023 6:10 pm
Reply to  Jo josh

Foolish illogical comments will influence no one. You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. The DR will get along fine without you.

Dave Lopes
September 20, 2023 12:25 am

That is unfortunate that the dominicans chickened out on that one.