Haitians will be facially registered and fingerprinted

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Santo Domingo, DR To make the registration process of Haitians residing in the country more effective and secure, and in the face of the threat posed by the armed groups that have taken control of Haiti, the Minister of the Interior and Police, Jesus Vasquez Martinez, reported that in addition of the manual process, a fingerprint and facial registration would be used. The minister explained that this registry could serve as a reference in his country of origin when applying for a work visa to the Dominican Republic but recalled that it does not imply regularization or legalization. The decision was adopted within the framework of a working session held at the ministry’s headquarters, together with all the country’s governors. They received instructions on the steps to follow in the […]