Monday, May 29, 2023

US State Department acknowledges embassy alert and asks to carry passport and report abuse in DR

The United States Department of States of North America, in an apparent offensive against the government of the Dominican Republic for its positions regarding Haitian migration, echoed the complaints and calls made in the past by its diplomatic legation in the country. Alleged harassment and racist behavior by officials of the National Creole Migration Directorate

In a statement posted on its website and social networks and repeated in the local US embassy media, a Level 2 notice was put out that stressed: “Travel Advisory: Level 2 – Exercise extra caution. United States, Department State Alert: Dominican Immigration Control.

“This message is to inform US citizens that in recent months travelers to the Dominican Republic have been subject to delay, detention, or further questioning at ports of entry and other encounters based on the color of your skin.” has been informed.

“Reports of unequal treatment of US citizens by Dominican authorities are a continuing concern for the US Embassy. Also, in recent days, Dominican media reported, Dominican Migration (DGM) agents have conducted extensive raids aimed at detaining them. have launched campaigns against what they believe to be undocumented immigrants, particularly those of Haitian descent.

“In some cases, authorities have not respected the legal status or nationality of these individuals in the Dominican Republic. These actions may lead to increased interactions with Dominican authorities, particularly by American citizens of color and citizens of the United States For. Afro-descendants.

“There are reports of detainees being held in overcrowded detention centres, with no chance to challenge their detention and no access to food or toilets, sometimes for days, before being released or deported to Haiti. Please report any such incident immediately by calling the embassy emergency numbers at (809) 567-7775 and the Ombudsman at (809) 381-7777.

“The Embassy advises US citizens: Carry your passport with you. Carry a charged cell phone and notify the Embassy immediately if you need assistance.

“Help: For US. Embassy Santo Domingo, Av. República de Colombia 57, Santo Domingo Emergencies: 809-567-7775 Non-emergency inquiries: [email protected] Website: Department of State – Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Specific country information for the Dominican Republic”.

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