Local February 24, 2024 | 1:57 pm

Dominican authorities to investigate unexpected resignation of Migration director

Santo Domingo.- In a move that continues to raise questions, Nelson Gutiérrez, the director of the General Directorate of Migration (DGM), resigned from his position on February 22nd. No details regarding the reasons behind his decision were offered.

His resignation comes just months after he was appointed to the position by Venancio Alcántara, the DGM’s director. Prior to his appointment, Gutiérrez served as a journalist and lawyer, specializing in human rights defense. He is also the director of the National Council on Human Rights (Conadehu).

In a statement, Gutiérrez said that he would “go back to doing what I know how to do, defend human rights.” He did not specify the reason for his resignation, but said that he would provide more details in a press conference in the coming days.

While the official cause for the resignation remains unclear, speculation centers on several possibilities. One potential factor could be disagreements with the government’s immigration policies. Additionally, the DGM’s management has faced criticism from certain sectors.

Another possibility gaining traction is Gutiérrez’s potential interest in running for political office in the upcoming elections. However, this remains unconfirmed.

Personal reasons also cannot be ruled out as a motivating factor behind Gutiérrez’s decision.

The Ministry of Interior and Police has launched an investigation to determine the reasons behind Gutiérrez’s resignation. Further details are expected to be released in the coming days.

President Abinader has yet to comment on the resignation. The news has elicited mixed reactions, with some expressing surprise and concern about the sudden departure, while others have applauded Gutiérrez’s move, viewing it as an act of courage.

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February 24, 2024 9:59 pm

Gana mas como activista prohaitiano..

Luis Grullon
February 25, 2024 11:37 am

Looks like he couldn’t do the job, someone that is pro human rights. Would have a hard time following the mission goals of the DGM.

February 26, 2024 4:08 am

You got big problems. On Thurs. 2/22, with many witnesses, your Migration officers did willfully and intentionally violate the Sacred Grounds of the Monastery of Christo Negro and physically assaulted the same in clear violation of all laws and regulations and attempted to unlawfully arrest and cease the passport of the Supreme Sovereign, but they failed and now comes the fall out. IT WONT BE GOOD! TOO SAD FOR YOU!