Dominican immigrants who seek to enter the border with Mexico will be deported.

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The US Customs and Border Protection attaché in the Dominican Republic, Jonathan Mardo, indicated this Wednesday that Dominicans are not included in the temporary permit program that will grant 30,000 visas to immigrants seeking to enter American territory.

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With the closure of Title 42 that ends this Wednesday, the southern border of the United States has become crowded with immigrants from different countries seeking to be admitted. The permits are for Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua citizens.

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In an audiovisual published by the US Embassy in the DR, Mardo assured that anyone who does not have a legal basis to remain in the US would not be eligible to legalize their status and would be subject to deportation.
He said his country is committed to legal, orderly, and humane migration, indicating that entering through irregular channels is unsafe.

“The risks and inconveniences of traveling to the United States by yola through the Mona Channel or walking through the deserts of Mexico outweigh the perceived benefits of migrating to the United States,” Mardo said.
He said his country is committed to legal, orderly, and humane migration, indicating that entering through irregular channels is unsafe.

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The United States Government expects “large numbers” of arrests of irregular migrants on its border with Mexico after the lifting tomorrow, Thursday, of Title 42, a rule under which it has been carrying out expedited deportations under the pretext of the pandemic.

US Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS), Alejandro Mayorkas, said Wednesday at a press conference that, despite having been preparing for this moment for the past two years, authorities expect large numbers of arrests “in days and weeks” after the lifting of Title 42.

“In fact, we are already seeing high numbers of arrests in certain sectors” of the border, said the person in charge.

He stressed that DHS personnel, facilities, and communities on the border are “under incredible pressure” and predicted that the plan by the Government would yield results but would take time.

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