SANTO DOMINGO.- The National Federation of Christian Social Transport Workers (Fenattransc) announced the “strict” ban on its affiliated drivers from transporting Haitian citizens, regardless of their immigration status in the Dominican Republic.
Mario Díaz, president of the union, said that the measure, which will come into force next Monday, was adopted at a meeting of the Executive Office as a protest against the construction of a canal aimed at diverting water from the Masacre River to the border .
“As of next Monday, both in the greater Santo Domingo area and in the other provinces of the country, we have banned the carriage in our vehicles of persons of Haitian nationality, regardless of whether they have undocumented documents or not, for security reasons and because Haitians “they are has become a very person.” “A risky problem for us and the passengers,” Díaz added.
After pointing out that they are also strictly forbidden from renting Concho cars to Haitians, Díaz warned that drivers who violate this regulation will be punished and expelled from the country.
“It would be wise if all transport unions in our country took the same measures as us, since the safety of our residents is at risk and Haitians, who travel daily in a vehicle unit, in most cases carry knives and work tools with them.” with which they could attack our citizens,” he explained.
Díaz reported that at the union’s Motoconcho stops it is also forbidden to transport motorcycles and rent them to citizens, since the situation is very delicate, “and we cannot trust the uncontrollables who commit crimes and crimes on a daily basis to the detriment of many Dominicans commit.”