Migration Director Venancio Alcántara said that the Vacacional de Haina is intervened

28 October, 2022
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The General Director of Migration, Venancio Alcántara, reported that there is an ongoing investigation
in the Haina Vacation Center, in order to determine if there are irregularities in that collection place
for undocumented immigrants, mostly illegal Haitian nationals.

Alcántara, specified that the center was intervened several days ago and warned that whoever is
involved in actions of anomalies will be transferred to the ordinary justice without contemplation and without
no matter who it is, at the same time he reiterated that he will continue to enforce the rules and laws
migration in the country.

He said «We have instructed a detailed investigation on alleged irregularities in the Center
Vacacional de Haina and I want to make it very clear to the staff that works there, if their involvement is determined
in these actions at odds with the law, they will be drastically sanctioned as established by law»
Alcantara warned.

He indicated that whoever incurs in the release of an illegal alien for payment or collection of “Toll” is
ignoring Law 285-04 on Migration and committing the crime of corruption, which, as he explained, does not
will tolerate under any circumstances.

The head of Immigration, Venancio Alcántara, reiterated that the agents of the institution are instructed to give
faithful compliance with the protocols of the place, in order to determine whether or not they should be retained by the authorities, which guarantees the preservation of the right of free transit and respect for human rights.

It guaranteed that the results of the investigations will be made known in a timely manner and concluded in
that will not allow mistreatment or discrimination against any migrant, regardless of the nationality of
in question, remembering that the Dominican government headed by President Luis Abinader is and
will always be respectful of fundamental rights.

By: Communications and Public Relations Department.