Listin Diario: One million legal entries of Haitians to the DR in the past six years


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Feb 20, 2019

Listin Diario continues to publish data on the entry of Haitians in recent years and irregularities on behalf of Dominican authorities in issuing the legal permits. The newspaper says that 2021 was the year when Dominican consulates issued the most visas ever – 287,944, according to official data.

Listin Diario reports that in the past six and a half years, the Migration Agency (DGM) records 1,090,559 legal entries of Haitians into Dominican territory.

In the same six-year period, Dominican consulates issued at least 650,045 visas to Haitians, according to reports provided by the Ministry of Foreign Relations for the Listin Diario report. Of the six years, 2016 had the lowest number, with 15,183 visas issued to Haitians. According to official figures, the highest number of visas were issued in 2021, with 287,944 visas issued to Haitians.

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Jan 20, 2003
That amounts to about 15,000 entries per month or 3,700 per week. This includes multiple entries by the same person, all are not of a new entry and never leaving the country. So the actual number of people that enter legally from Haiti is less than what the figures suggest.
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