In less than 24 hours, more than 4,000 Haitian migrants registered for documentations in Chile

Posted by on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Under: Migration

On Monday, April 23, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, launched the extraordinary process to regularize foreigners who entered the country, before April 9th of this year.

The objective of the process is to establish the number of immigrants who remain in the country illegally, to allow them to obtain legalization documents so that they can work and integrate into society.

According to Chilean immigration officials, in less than 24 hours since the launching of the regulation process, more than 13.000 migrants have already registered.

Migrants from Haiti made the top of the list with 4.194 registrations, followed by 2.087 from Venezuela and 2.001 from the Dominican Republic.

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