Local October 16, 2023 | 12:29 pm

Haitians shout at the Dominican military that biometric registration in Elías Piña is illegal

In the Elías Piña area, binational trade has not resumed as of Monday, and tensions persist. Haitians on the Cachiman Belladere side are vocal about their opposition to the Dominican authorities’ biometric data registration, which they consider illegal.

Haitians are keeping their border gate closed and advising their fellow citizens not to register in the biometric system established by the Dominican authorities for foreign traders. The military is currently registering Haitians who voluntarily wish to return to their country. However, foreigners on the other side are warning them that registering might prevent them from re-entering.

In response to the situation, the military has allowed Haitians to cross into their country without requiring registration in the database. This decision reflects the ongoing challenges and complexities at the border, particularly related to trade and registration issues.

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joaquin lukoki
October 16, 2023 12:51 pm

You unilateraly closed the border, why now contemplating about haitian not whilling to open it… Abinader should have though about that before flexing his muscle to the customers who literally brings $3 billions to your country anually.

October 16, 2023 2:48 pm
Reply to  joaquin lukoki

The only reason the Haitians are fighting this is because they don’t want people to know when they come in the country or when they leave. I really believe that Haitians think Dominican republic is their country.

October 17, 2023 1:23 pm
Reply to  joaquin lukoki

Luis, did was correct this provides us now to track each person that comes into the country. If found in another section in the country illegally you should get locked up then deported like other countries do. I

October 17, 2023 4:20 pm
Reply to  joaquin lukoki

Three billion a year isn’t a big deal. We’re saving far more than that by not having our hospitals and schools filled with Haitians who never pay.

October 16, 2023 4:02 pm

The biometric data registration is a method used to register and identify every individual that passes through the border. This is an effort by the government to control and organize the flow of traffic at the border and to put a stop to illegal immigration and contraband. Dominican Republic is not the only country to do this. If Haitians are whining and complaining about this new border reform then they can keep their asses in their country, ain’t nobody bending the rules for them…

Last edited 7 months ago by DCamp21
Dave Lopes
October 16, 2023 8:04 pm
Reply to  DCamp21

And DR needs to keep its good in DR. Seal the border to all movements of people and good.

October 16, 2023 8:04 pm

only crooks don’t want to register …they love gray area where they rule …

Dave Lopes
October 16, 2023 8:06 pm

I hope relations continue to deteriorate between these two natural enemies. Seal the border to all movements of goods and people. As a Haitian. I see no need for Haiti and DR to have any relations.

October 17, 2023 8:42 am
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luis aquino
October 17, 2023 9:20 am

again, haitians resisting any kind of civilized order.

October 17, 2023 11:08 am
Reply to  luis aquino

It’s practically in their DNA. They want to live in a perpetual state of lawlessness and chaos..