Revision of Staying Extension includes return ticket

CristoRey

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There is a huge Chinese "Society" here, out of sight, out of mind.

I know a few who "own" Pica Pollos, all of which are financed within that society and are required to purchase all of their supplies from certain Chinese businesses.

Most Chinese do business with other Chinese; the exception being businesses that sell to Dominicans.

They are more deeply embedded in this country than most folks can imagine.

Is that a bad thing? I don't think so.
So long as this government doesn't allow them to purchase farm lands, invest in companies related to national security or borrow any large sums of money from them (the CCP)...the more the merrier.
Make it as easy as possible for them to extend their stays.
 
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windeguy

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So long as this government doesn't allow them to purchase farm lands,
I don't think that would be possible to stop.
invest in companies related to national security
They do like to purchase ports. Did they not do so already in the DR? That is part of the new Silk Road Initiative.

or borrow any large sums of money from them (the CCP)...the more the merrier.
Make it as easy as possible for them to extend their stays.
The new power plants are potential pitfalls where the Chinese are involved. Default on loans is a major way the Chinese have gained control in developing nations. Most, but not all, just want a place to be where they will work hard and be successful. For them the DR might be better than back home.
 
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windeguy

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Actually we don't. We hear about drugs being seized when they are on the way into the DR but it's rare to hear about them being seized when they are about to be exported. I was reading an interesting article which said exactly this and suggested this showed how involved government has been in the export of drugs.
Good point. When they get that far they make it out and mums the word
"what is interesting is that the vast majority of cocaine seizures occur on the way into the Dominican Republic. This means that once on the island, organized crime is able to move and export drug shipments with relative ease and security. This suggests high-level corruption in local law enforcement, the national anti-drug agency and the port authorities, perhaps including political top cover. Almost all sources consulted agreed on this, but were reluctant to go on the record. "

The whole article is here...

While an important subject, only the news aspect of this can be discussed on DR1. The corruption is truly remarkable.

Now back to the news aspect of tourist cards, extensions and overstay fines, but as yet no deportations known for overstaying....
 

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On the topic of possible overstayers (chronic or otherwise) being deported for other crimes, whatever they might be, and then costing the DR money to repatriate them, what can be done about that?

Perhaps make the tourist card include repatriation insurance if the person commits a crime and they are deported? Seize their local assets? I doubt there enough of these people to make the DR consider including insurance on a tourist card as an option. Such a move would completely change the tourist card system.

The numbers of such people, like Snowbirds and Expat full time residents, is so small compared to the tourism market that neither are a focus for the DR government. Abinader was on TV the other night talking about developing yet another undeveloped area of the DR for tourism. I think it was the southwest of the DR. AI tourism and cruise ships are where the big bucks are.
 
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CristoRey

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On the topic of possible overstayers (chronic or otherwise) being deported for other crimes, whatever they might be, and then costing the DR money to repatriate them, what can be done about that?

Perhaps make the tourist card include repatriation insurance if the person commits a crime and they are deported? Seize their local assets? I doubt there enough of these people to make the DR consider including insurance on a tourist card as an option. Such a move would completely change the tourist card system.

The numbers of such people, like Snowbirds and Expat full time residents, is so small compared to the tourism market that neither are a focus for the DR government. Abinader was on TV the other night talking about developing yet another undeveloped area of the DR for tourism. I think it was the southwest of the DR. AI tourism and cruise ships are where the big bucks are.
I've never heard of a (western) foreigner being deported for a crime. I've met several who've been arrested and done jail time for drugs, assault and other crimes who are happily living here. Mostly on the North Coast but a few in Capital.

Even Rick from Rocky's who was picked up on an Interpol warrant was back in the country as soon as he finished his prison sentence in Canada. No one is being deported for anything aside from the Haitian who cross illegally or the Venezuelans/ South Americans who've overstayed their tourist visas (not cards).
 
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