Luis Abinader: "The border is under control"

NALs

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Around 5 days ago, Luis Abinader was interviewed in Hoy Mismo. Many aspects of his government were touched, including this one about the border.

He says:

- 11,000 Dominican soldiers are currently guarding the border. That amount is what prevents a Haitian stampede into the DR. This is very costly to the DR.​
- The border is well secured. That doesn't mean that there are no cases of corruption that let illegals enter the country and the government is giving that a following.​
- The first fase (54 km) of the border fence is basically done.​
- The theft of cattles along the border is at the lowest level in history*.​
- Dominican soldiers are not allowed to cross the border into Haiti and the DR can't do anything with its military in Haiti.​






* For centuries, groups of Haitians would cross the border at night and steal the cattles from cattle ranches in the Dominican side along the border. Then they take the stolen cattles into Haiti where they are killed and their meat sold in various Haitian markets.
 
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Around 5 days ago, Luis Abinader was interviewed in Hoy Mismo. Many aspects of his government were touched, including this one about the border.

He says:

- 11,000 Dominican soldiers are currently guarding the border. That amount is what prevents a Haitian stampede into the DR. This is very costly to the DR.​
- The border is well secured. That doesn't mean that there are no cases of corruption that let illegals enter the country and the government is giving that a following.​
- The first fase (54 km) of the border fence is basically done.​
- The theft of cattles along the border is at the lowest level in history*.​
- Dominican soldiers are not allowed to cross the border into Haiti and the DR can't do anything with its military in Haiti.​






* For centuries, groups of Haitians woukd cross the border at night and steal the cattles from cattle ranches in the Dominican side along the border. Then they take the stolen cattles into Haiti where they are killed and their meat sold in various Haitian markets.

No fun having a chaotic failed State as your neighbour on a small island.
 
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MiamiDRGuy

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I dont buy that. There are border in middle of DR that has no fence , nothing. You CAN walk over to Haiti. Dont believe his words.
 

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- The border is well secured. That doesn't mean that there are no cases of corruption that let illegals enter the country and the government is giving that a following.

Can the above be verified independently?
YES, to secure the crossing into the DR, most days a Ben Franklin will do it. ;)
 

bachata

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That's bull Sh**t there are more Haitian here in Santiago than Dominicans. Every where I go in La Villa Olímpica / La fuente area and I am not talking about poor Haitian they look middle to hight class.

JJ
 

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Now if only they would start making immigration do their round ups from 7pm to 7am in order
to remove all of the trouble makers as opposed to rounding up the one's going to work in the
morning trying to earn an honest days living.
 

NALs

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The Listín Diario published two articles, one on Sept 14 and another today on Sept 18, regarding the wall currently being built by the border.

The first one shows a photo of the still under construction wall with a hole that was made by Haitians to allow for the illegal crossing into the DR. Well, this is not a surprise as everyone knew this was going to happen with the metal fence. If anything, I was expecting the hole to be bigger. lol If the purpose of the wall was to guarantee Haitian gang members will not penetrate into the DR, well this is not going to work as long they use the metal fence.
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The second one puts in doubt that the first fase will be completed by Nov 2023 as promised by Abinader in 2022. It includes a photo showing the wall, but this time it has the iron bars which are not easy to cut instead of the metal fence. According to this article, the iron bars appear to be installed on the part of the wall passing through urban areas such as Dajabón while in rural areas it has the metal fence. It suggest that iron bsrs replace the metal fence to prevent further cutting. I thought the entire wall would have the iron bars including the areas currently with the metal fence.
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