Illegal immigrants will be deported

José Ricardo Taveras, Head of the Immigration Department, has reiterated that foreigners who do not comply with the National Legalization Plan face possible deportation.

Mr. Taveras added that the intent is not to identify and deport illegal immigrants, but to offer clear guidelines on how to go about acquiring legal status in the Dominican Republic. However, he stressed that those who do not choose to regularize their status or leave voluntarily will be expelled from the Dominican Republic.

[April 2014]