Abel Martinez on immigration control: It is not enough to fill the borders with the military
After announcing President Luis Abenader’s decision to suspend the special visa program for Haitian students, Santiago’s mayor, Abel Martinez, opposed the measure, instead realizing that it would have to be stricter with those forged documents to allow them to enter the country.
He said that in the Dominican territory there are more than 1,500,000 illegal Haitians, which they attribute largely to the mafia that forge documents to allow them to enter the country.
Abel Martinez realizes that the problem in Haiti is much more serious than suspending visas for students from that country, after making sure that they are the legal people in the country.
The mayor of Santiago said it was not enough to fill the borders with the military, after noting that the situation in Haiti with respect to the Dominican Republic far exceeds the presence of students from that country, which in itself is legal.
“These students are the people who are legally present in our country, and here we must take urgent action with the illegals in our territory, who number more than 1,500,000, and we must also act quickly against those who forge Dominican ID cards,” Abel Martinez said. ID cards. naturalization”.
Abel Martinez called on the authorities not to delay the decision in order to face the grave danger posed by the illegal presence of Haitians in our nation.
He reiterated his complaint that the mafia continues to operate that provides facilities for illegal Haitians to continue settling in different societies, and asserted that these operations have become a millionaire, as each illegal person pays between $100 and $500 to enter the country.
A group of Haitian students from different universities in Santiago focused on the building where their country’s embassy operates in this city, to show their disagreement over the decision taken by the Dominican president, to issue a Cesar visa for an indefinite period of time. for them.
Jovi Mollent, an engineering student at Pontificia Universitaria Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), explained that the procedure was too strict and that they could not pay for the disputes between the two countries.
Another Haitian who has expressed dissatisfaction is a medical student at the Technological University of Santiago (UTESA), Malavis Jones, who emphasized that the statements of Haiti’s Foreign Minister, Claude Joseph, were very unfortunate, but asked President Louis Abenader to reconsider. your decision.