They defend pact to document Haitians

The president of the Association of Merchants and Industrialists of Santiago (ACIS), Sandy Filpo, defended yesterday the according to the fact that they arrived with the Haitian Consulatein order to provide documents to illegal Haitians who work in construction, agriculture and other sectors of the economy.

In turn, the businessman complained that there are Dominicans who do not want to work in the fields and in constructionand those spaces are occupied by undocumented Haitians.

“The Haitian, not having the required documentation, was considered mobile, a fee was paid to Social Security and with that they were already covered,” he analyzed.

According to Filpo, Haitian workers have to present documents from their country to be admitted as such.

Likewise, he clarified that those Haitians will travel to their country to look for their documents and thus reside legally in the Dominican Republic.

“The Haitian Consulate is going to look for the documentation of these Haitians, in case it is needed,” he warned.

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After the scandal caused by the agreement between ACIS and the Haitian Consulate to document Haitian immigrants who work in construction, agriculture and other areas in the area, the businessman clarified that this deficiency of Dominican labor is supplied by Haitians.

According to Filpo, in what has to do with Santiago, there is an expansion of construction and that these companies require labor demands and that many of those workers are Haitians with irregular immigration status.

“What was signed is a cooperation agreement and does not seek to limit the powers of any institution,” he clarified.

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The businessman indicated that with regard to the banana sector, years ago the problem was created that Feltrex, which is the institution that certifies the fair trade protocol, established that in the Dominican case, foreign employees had to have the same conditions as the Creoles.

He said that created problems because Dominicans don’t want to work in the fields and neither in construction.

He stressed that the Dominican Republic at that time was compelled to comply with what was established in order to maintain the banana export quota.

The president of the ACIS meant that this is one of the reasons why they seek to regularize many of these Haitian workers.

Filpo argued that another of the agreements What they arrived at was that there are companies from free zones installed in Cap Haitien, Port-au-Prince, and in other areas of Haiti, that have expanded their operations to Santiago and that the investors ask that their Haitian and Dominican personnel move to that country with certain frequency.

For this reason, the businessman clarified that they reached an agreement that the visas granted to Haitians for three months and with a single entry, it is for a renewable year with no limit of entries and exits while they are in force.

And that they equally agreed that the airline that makes its route from the Airport of the Americas in Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, also does it from the Santiago terminal, taking into account that the majority of passengers are from Cibao and almost all Haitians go to this part. .

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