Next minister of Interior & Police says government will apply the law

Jesús (Chú) Vásquez, the named Minister of Interior & Police in the upcoming Luis Abinader presidency, says the next government will apply the General Migration Law 285-04. He said the law was passed when he presided the Senate in 2004. “Nothing needs to be invented. Just apply the law,” he says. He says Juan Manuel Rosario, who consulted on the law back then, would work with him as Deputy Minister of Interior & Police, responsible for the migratory matters.

Vásquez says that the migration issues worsened because of the delays in the government passing the ruling to apply the law. He said during those limbo years, many more people migrated here. He says there also has not been the political will to confront the situation.

The named Interior & Police minister has been senator for María Trinidad Sánchez province from 1994 to 2010. He was the provincial governor from 1982 to 1985. He presided the Senate from 2003 to 2004. Before the division of the PRD-PRM, he was the vice president of the PRD. Once the PRM was formed, he was the party’s first new secretary-general. Carolina Mejia replaced him. He is a professional politician and farmer-entrepreneur.

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El Caribe

7 August 2020