The Venezuelan opposition on Thursday celebrated the establishment of offices in the Dominican Republic, helping immigrants from the oil country regularize their position on the island, of which 89.7% are in an illegal immigration situation.
“We are celebrating the opening of an office to regularize the more than 100,000 Venezuelan immigrants living in the Dominican Republic. This is a very important step for our fellow countrymen living there, as about 89% have irregular immigration status,” Julio Borges said on Twitter.
Borges, a representative of opposition leader Juan Guide abroad Sent his thanks to the President of the Dominican Republic, Louis Abinader and his Chancellor Roberto Alvarez Gill to this conclusion.
The former deputy recalled that the opposition was promoting the “Brothers” program and that “more countries could join” in the welcome and fraternal policy towards Venezuela.
Offices to help Venezuelan immigrants in the Dominican Republic adjust to their situation began functioning Monday. A site was also launched Virtual to guide them.
These offices are the result of an alliance between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and seven Venezuelan refugee and immigration organizations.
In addition to the Santo Domingo offices, there are info windows for Punta Ghana, Bevero, Boca Chica, San Cristobal and Santiago (with two locations).
According to the Directorate General of Immigration (DGM) estimates, there are currently 114,050 Venezuelans living in the country, 89.7% of whom have irregular immigration status, which led the government to decide to stay temporarily. In the territory.