Poverty January 6, 2015 | 4:12 pm

Official says houses for illegal aliens in Dominican territory ‘illegal’

Santo Domingo.- Interior and Police minister Jose Ramon Fadul on Tuesday called an foreign-funded NGO’s construction of houses for undocumented Haitians in Dominican territory, unusual and in violation of immigration laws. "It’s like building a home for a fugitive from Justice."

In a phone interview for elnacional.com.do, the also president of the National Immigration Council reacted to reports on the construction of 250 homes for undocumented Haitians in an area near the town Montellano, northern Puerto Plata province.

The houses made of concrete blocks and tin roofs are built by the Canada-based Samaritan Foundation and would house around 1,200 undocumented Haitians.

"That’s against immigration laws governing the country," the official said.

Fadul said a committee was designated to conduct a survey and analyze the situation.

He warned that as of June 30 foreigners who fail to apply for the Reorganization Plan will be deported, "with or without a house."

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