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Nearly 5,000 Haitians expelled from Dominican Republic in June

July 7th, 2017 | Tags:
On Tuesday, the Directorate General of Migration (DGM) of the Dominican Republic revealed that last June, 4,943 migrants had been deported to their country of origin. Photo: Caribbean News Now

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - On Tuesday, the Directorate General of Migration (DGM) of the Dominican Republic revealed that last June 4,943 migrants had been deported to their country of origin. Most of the returnees were of Haitian origin even though the DGM indicated that these deportations included a very small number of other foreigners from countries such as China, India, Russia, United States, Venezuela and the Netherlands.

Regarding migratory movements through the land border, DGM reported 16,778 admissions and 14,246 exits in June, mainly at the border crossing point of Jimani where the largest flow of foreigners takes place, HaitiLibre reported.

Moreover, the DGM indicated that the Dominican authorities had refused the entry in June to 3,616 foreigners without proper documents, trying to enter the Dominican Republic by Jimani

The DGM reiterated that it will remain firm in its commitment to control the entry and exit of [Haitian] foreigners in the Dominican Republic, “considering that the migration movement must be harmonized with the needs of national development."

Since the expiry of the National Plan for the Regularization of Foreigners (PNRE) in June 2015, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) found that more than 202,252 Haitian migrants returned voluntarily or were expelled to Haiti to which are added the expellees of June 2017. 

However, it should be noted that this number is partial and likely to be lower than the actual figures because they record only the persons registered by the agents who monitor the activity at 50 border crossing points compared to 141 unofficial crossing points.

11 Responses to “Nearly 5,000 Haitians expelled from Dominican Republic in June”

  • son of the soil (07/07/2017, 15:29) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Let's clean up the BVI now
    • Yep (10/07/2017, 16:18) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      We need 5000 santos gone from here to start with, since they cleaning out now, it have room for them, the rest Islands will follow.
      • LOL (20/07/2017, 09:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        IDIOT!!!! it have way less than 5000 in the BVI. go check the sensus
  • Throwawaythekey (07/07/2017, 17:30) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    First are the hippies at Trellis Bay; second the Afrikaners from Mandela Country; third the Jamdowns who running rackette. Next, the Santos -- too many here without meaningful work.
    • John (08/07/2017, 20:09) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
      mainwhile the arabs, philipinos and whites own all of the major businesses in the region while the locals eat chiken and say 'I is from heh yu kno'. SMH pathetic.

      If you gonna have national pride at least be smart about it.
  • freeto bandito (08/07/2017, 11:15) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    i think the DR gov accidently departed 5.000 DR people as well, and sent them to the BVI. its raining DR people!
  • Liat 521 (08/07/2017, 13:03) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    And in general, they have better schools and less poverty so why not go there!
  • karma (13/07/2017, 14:43) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dear BVI,

    It is sad to see BLACK people display their ignorance and self hate so freely. But I suppose when you don't know just don't know better. You talking about cleaning up the BVI etc. Either you don't know, you have forgotten or just plain ungrateful... how easily we forget that there was a time when Santo Domingo, DR opened her doors and accepted people from ALL over the Caribbean during the days when sugar was king. The BVI had many persons travel there to work on farms to support their families here in the BVI. Many stayed there, had families there. Some of these persons have migrated to the BVI and various Caribbean islands where they have roots...much like many belongers here who were born in the USVI but have grandparents from here etc. We forget the days before the US and Cuba fell out (over the Soviet Missile Crisis) and the Virgin Islands then became a vacation option for the Americans...and Rockefeller came and saw the opportunity that we never saw. The days when things were hard and we were under developed. The days when there was no tourism, no cruise pier park etc. The very same island people that you now refer to like garbage that needs to be cleaned up and taken out, are the very same ones that have SWEAT EQUITY invested in this country. But that doesn't mean anything to BVIslanders because "they get money they come her for" etc. By the very nature of such comment, it would seem that no one has a problem with what they(island people) have contributed in terms of service, labour/skill in developing this country, however because they got compensated monetarily they ought to be glad and take what they get and leave. I suppose you would have preferred that they work for free (neo is still very much alive apparently)

    While we are on the issue of cleaning up the BVI...let's be both honest, fair and realistic. While I will agree that there are non-BVIslanders, immigrants, expats (or whatever label you apply)that commit crimes here, and they should be punished,look at the facts (not just statistics, which by the way would support this point). Look how many crimes are committed by BVIslanders. Look how many of the go unpunished, unsolved. and very often because of who your "people is". So the truth is the BVI have way more "problem persons" that are bred, born and fed here, have roots here, have family ties here, whom are not making any positive contribution to the country. So while we planning the clean up campaign, let us remember to take out ALL the garbage...ALL! Because sooner or later I will pay a visit, and when I do, kindly remember that I cannot be, nor will I be deferred, denied or deported.


    Karma B. Yaach
  • By us for us (14/07/2017, 09:37) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks for sharing that enlightening article, though who needs to be enlightened will probably not read it, as they are to busy being ignorant.

    It can suggested with about one hundred percent accuracy that every authentic virgin islander, especially those born between the abolition of bondage to about 1949 still have cousins in Puerto Rico, the Dr, Cuba and Suriname, given the facts stated in the article above. It is known that the Cliftons in VG came back from those voyagers to Suriname, though many that far south had lost touch with there roots here.

    Many, many of our great aunts and uncles went there and other countries to the south to live and work. There was nothing here. We lost our last great aunt in the DR who lived to be 102 just two years ago. We now have many, many cousins alive there. Like here, we also have to be very careful if we go there to chose a wife or husband.

    So, indeed, customs and immigration must control the borders as they are very porous, but they must do so with a kind, humanitarian and historic heart.

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