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Santo Domingo.- Hundreds of parents, guardians of children and attorneys on Friday packed the Immigration Agency’s (DGM) main  offices on the Malecon, seeking permits for minors to travel abroad.

They asked to speed up the process which is now lasting as long as four hours, when the average time had been 45 minutes.

At the start of the summer vacation the number of requests for permits for minors to travel abroad soars, prompting people to form lines as early as 7am.

The number of people seeking permits has swamped the service areas steps. Those who arrived before 8am hadn’t been attended until 1pm.

Although media reports blame the backlog on computer glitches, Immigration employees work at a normal pace but the sheer number of applicants lead to the delay.

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3 comment(s)
Written by: Ricardolito, 28 Jun 2014 6:28 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
Always now they can blame the computers ,,we wait for many hours for the new cedula,we ait at the banks and atthe airport ,,and akways the fault of the computers
Written by: Radar, 29 Jun 2014 7:05 PM
From: United States, Aspen Hill, Maryland.

Yes, Ricardolito. It's always the machines. Humans can do no wrong.

You know, some day, in the not too distant future, machines will take control of every aspect of human activity. They'll tell us what to and when to do it.
Eventually, we will evolve into machines, ourselves. Today's humans are too frail and too stupid to continue making decisions and destroying our habitat.
Sentient cyborgs, we will become. ... pass the joint.
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 29 Jun 2014 7:25 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Problem is...most modern countries understand that computers are more than social media.

One of the reasons , although born here to a Dominican daughters are Canadian first when it comes to documentation. No problems earlier this month as my family (me staying here) traveled to the States for a few weeks. No need to line up for hours to get authority from someone of unknown qualifications.
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