October 12, 2023
Santo Domingo, DR. – After being informed about complaints of alleged excesses of the
authority and alleged actions that conflict with the law, the general director of Immigration, Venancio
Alcántara, ordered the cancellation of 10 immigration interdiction agents who were providing
its services in Higüey, Bávaro, Boca Chica and San Pedro de Macorís.
In that sense, the official reported that an investigation was ordered regarding the
complaints of alleged “macuteos” and abuses committed by agents acting in the
operations carried out in the Eastern region of the country, for which he warned that under no
circumstance will allow the image of the institution he directs to be tarnished.
Likewise, the head of Immigration, Venancio Alcántara, revealed that, when informed about
the complaints, proceeded to order the cancellation of the members of the institution, and the
immediate dispatch to its military staff of an Air Force lieutenant colonel
Dominican Republic, in addition to the investigation of each case, after indicating that they will act in
consequence of determining responsibility.
The complaints come from some neighborhood associations and rights representatives.
human rights, a situation that, according to what he explained, they have been given the proper and timely attention to
“eradicate the problem and that those responsible for these anomalies are punished in accordance
“The rules establish it, because in our management we are not going to tolerate that type of misconduct.”
The General Directorate of Migration (DGM) specified that the investigations are being carried out
headed by the Legal Directorate, Immigration Interdiction, Intelligence and others
divisions of the institution, in order to establish the real circumstances of what
The general director of Immigration reiterated that, on precise instructions from the president of the
Republic, Luis Abinader, his management has the firm commitment to comply and enforce
the mandate of the law, under the shield of transparency and institutionality.
By: Communications Department.