Minister of Interior and Police Ramon (Monchy) Fadul has said that the government is considering a year extension of the expiration date for temporary residence permits issued to Haitians that have not yet been able to obtain their Haitian passports, as reported in El Dia. The extension would benefit 143,000 Haitians that applied under the National Foreigner Legalization Plan (PNRE). The number of Haitians is half of those who had applied under the plan. The other half complete the requirements to receive two year temporary residence permits.
Fadul said the decision would be taken soon. He said the biometric data on those people are already in the system.