The Progressive National Force calls it an “unconstitutional” measure ordering the identification of foreigners
The Progressive National Force (FNP) has deemed “unconstitutional” the resolution the General Directorate of Migration which orders all foreigners, over the age of 18, who have obtained a temporary residence permit and permanent or definitive residence from RT-2 to RT-9, must apply for an identity card at the Central Election Commission (JCE).
The political party argued that this provision, far from guaranteeing rights, discriminate against foreigners and places the state in flagrant violation of the constitution and the law.
“All temporary residents (RT), even if they are called that, do not have a vocation for permanent establishment and are therefore non-residents because it is the law itself that Ordinal 2 of Article 31 defines as temporary resident,” the FNP said in a document issued through its Political Commission.
In this same letter, the entity pointed out that the legislator established the character of temporary residence of temporary residents and therefore their non-resident status, establishing that “the only possibility for a foreigner to apply for immigration status during his stay national territory, (art. 62), an exception that has been made exclusively for temporary residents, whose non-resident category of their status is very clear.
Likewise, he clarified that this possibility is closed by the same text for non-residents in the sub-categories of temporary workers or cross-border workers, who can only “opt for Dominican residency after leaving for their country of origin and apply from there to a consulate. Dominican, prior compliance with the necessary requirements for this purpose.
The FNP asked the Director of Migration revoke the decision accept the immigration processes for foreign citizens who obtain a visa in the national territory and focus on the creation of the conditions for systematizing fines for companies that violate migration law to help enforce labor nationalization standards.
“Keep a legacy, serve all and avoid serving by action or omission the interests from which a serious program is promoted against the Dominican nation, its identity, its culture, its beliefs and mainly the right to defend its history.