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Santo Domingo. - The Minister for Haitians Abroad on Monday said the Haitians and Dominicans who live in the border region pay too much for the legal requirements to travel between the two countries.

Edwin Paraison, who affirmed that a formula is needed to promote interchanges between the border inhabitants and so they can conduct their activities legally, admitted that “it’s irrational to ask a Haitian or a Dominican to pay for the legal expenses to cross from one country to the other.”

The Haitian official, speaking in the “Cultural Integration and Migration” exhibit in the Book Fair calculated the legal cost for inhabitants on both sides of the border, including a passport, visa and exit taxes at around 220 dollars. “With the daily frequency of trips they must renew their passport monthly.”

He said in the impoverished border zone, where people trafficking increases, its inhabitants have their own “modus operandi” to survive where official policies are absent.

Paraison said a cross-border understanding and a legal framework are needed to establish stronger official control over the intense human mobility.

He added that parallel to the growth of his compatriots’ presence in the country, there’s been a positive change in that group’s composition in the last 20 years, such as university students, businesspersons and entrepreneurs.

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21 comment(s)
Written by: xwill7, 27 Apr 2010 10:40 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
Its expensive for everyone... Even the US travelers cominig in by plane
Written by: Grosero, 27 Apr 2010 10:44 AM
From: United States
Cross the boarder to see Haiti????


There is nothing in Haiti

Execpt a bunch of deadbeats that don't work!!!
Written by: etiennc01, 27 Apr 2010 11:32 AM
From: United States
big zero
what an appropiate name <1
Written by: cantave, 27 Apr 2010 11:37 AM
From: United States, !<82ndAbd>!Lt.Tigah>Fort Bragg>North Carolina, U.S>Platoon Leader>Tactical Hardcore.

That explains the fact.

A socio of mine who works for cesfront just brought himself a $420.000 house in Ocala.
3524 sf, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, Swimming pool on 2 acres of land.
Good business on the border.

Semper $#%@Fidelis....................
Written by: Perez, 27 Apr 2010 1:55 PM
From: Dominican Republic
That's what i told CarlosFranco, the cersfront are there to recieve a check!
Written by: ateo2010 This user is banned, 27 Apr 2010 4:33 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Owning Noobs
expensive?? hahah increase it even more, so we can get some money for a 200 mile waLL!! that we need!... and who ever tries to cross will get snip'd!
Written by: danny00, 27 Apr 2010 5:11 PM
From: United States, Berlin Germany

Cross the boarder to see Haiti????


There is nothing in Haiti

Execpt a bunch of deadbeats that don't work!!! REALLY they dont work i think your not thinking.
hey! they work and they work their butts of and u know this dont u?..
u know who does not work dont u? FLORIDA they out work the dominicans any day of the week and they do the SAME IN THE DR. LIKE IN POP AREA.
Written by: danny00, 27 Apr 2010 5:12 PM
From: United States, Berlin Germany
u have any original ideas or thoughts?
Written by: danny00, 27 Apr 2010 5:14 PM
From: United States, Berlin Germany
I would guess u also think that PLATO AND ARISTOTLE ARE A SINGING DUO.
Written by: danny00, 27 Apr 2010 5:16 PM
From: United States, Berlin Germany
wonder where some of u fellows find those nuggets of stupidity?
Written by: danny00, 27 Apr 2010 5:18 PM
From: United States, Berlin Germany
lies rule the relationship between persons and nations.
Written by: danny00, 27 Apr 2010 5:55 PM
From: United States, Berlin Germany
some speak stupidities because they are deficiently informed people.
Written by: perlurdom, 27 Apr 2010 7:44 PM
From: United States, Bay Area, CA - (Dei sitio)

The US has already a solution in place for this issue: B1/B2 visa/Border Crossing Card (BCC):

The Border Crossing Card (BCC) is a laminated, credit card-size or foil document, also known as “laser visa” and is both a BCC and a B1/B2 visitor’s visa. The cards are valid for travel until the expiration date on the front of the card, usually ten years after issuance.
B1/B2 visa/Border Crossing Cards are only issued to applicants who are citizens of and resident in Mexico.
This card is very similar to I-551 card (Green Card), mexican citizens crossing the border only need to show it to the officer, no stamps or I-94 is necessary as long as their visit is limited to 100 miles inside US territory. For example Mexican citizens crossing to San Diego from Tijuana don't need I-94, so the process takes only 1 minute; that's the only way to service over 50 million people crossing San Diego/Tijuana border every year.

Written by: Sansouci, 27 Apr 2010 8:41 PM
From: United States
Written by: BASTA, 27 Apr 2010 10:17 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
danny00, Forgive my cat eating Dominicans. We have no education, cannot wed and wite and have a fag for president so give us a break
Written by: Dee82, 28 Apr 2010 4:04 AM
From: United States
“Cultural Integration and Migration” .. Welcome to new fag country made by a Leonel French fernandez.. The ashole that sold the Dominican republic to the international community...!Oh lionel! you such wonderfull f**** look how you destroying our beutifull country for your own benefit doing nothing about this f******* plague that comes to destroy our country.. Thanks f*gg** lionel thanks.. R.I.P Dominican Republic...
Written by: perlurdom, 28 Apr 2010 12:11 PM
From: United States, Bay Area, CA - (Dei sitio)
Haiti is business as usual for the DR, we need to put a system in place to expedite and reduce cost of current border crossing cost. There is nothing wrong with Haitians coming to buy and do business in DR border towns. The problem you're referring to is illegal immigration which in my view is another topic.
Written by: riosm, 28 Apr 2010 12:17 PM
From: United States
As I said before......Lets create DR-1070 and with the help of the DR Gov. leadership under LF send them to Cuba and Venezuela for a better life.
Written by: Perez, 28 Apr 2010 2:17 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Friggn Liar-nel! letting his buddies steal the pueblo's money, and he even running caravans spending MORE of the pueblo's money. He also sold DR bit by bit attracting lowlives in the criminal circle. But as long as they invest in DR and have alot of money he won;t give a damn. Where's a sniper when u need one?
Written by: Dee82, 28 Apr 2010 2:37 PM
From: United States
I understand what you are saying.. but that border is a joke is no way in hell you could do bussines with a broken country, when you have over a million of illegals Haitians running around all over the country taking jobs from Dominicans, begging on the streets using our social
services, killing, raping, Bringing diseases etc.. I would say.. No way we do bussines with your country until you fix your mess... deport them all, seal the boder, before we loose our national identity and culture. This clown president is a joke.. The Panty liberal dominican..PLD
Written by: Ron_Garrett, 30 Apr 2010 12:32 PM
From: Dominican Republic
It was even more expensive for me when the Dominican baggage inspector stole my wif'e's camera in full view of everyone.
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