About 150 Dominicans are repatriated monthly by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement after serving sentences for various crimes, 60 percent of them related to drug trafficking and crimes.
The remaining 40 percent of Creole convictions for kidnapping, falsifying documents, public fraud, kidnapping, commonly committed, and others for robbery, assault, possession of illegal firearms, and arson.
Data provided by sources from the Directorate General of Migration and the Attorney General’s Office, stating that in the first two months and days of this year 2023, the United States repatriated a number of 319 Dominicans, which exceeded in 107, the number sent in the same country last year 2012.
“We must also point out that this year, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service has begun the repatriation of Dominican ex-convicts earlier than ever,” the sources said.
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According to reports, many of them, especially those accused of murder and drug trafficking, served sentences of eight, ten and even fifteen years in prison, mainly in prisons in the cities of New York, Boston and Miami, respectively.
Other Creoles also served sentences in prisons in Los Angeles, California, San Antonio, Texas, Philadelphia, Massachusetts, Chicago and other places in the United States of America, where hundreds of Dominican nationals are said to be still in prison.
According to reports, Dominicans have been released from prison by the US authorities without their convictions having been discharged, arguing that the way the prison was looking for the possibility of decolonization of prisoners of Latin origin.
Regularly, the Creoles are taken to the Reception Center that the General Directorate of Migration has in Haina, San Cristóbal, where they are cleaned, filed and then handed over to their families scattered throughout the country.
Those who have pending judicial matters in the country are handed over to appropriate institutions for local use, according to reports.