Thousands in Dominican Republic brace for deportations after failing to obtain legal status

June 18, 2015 10:56 PM

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Thousands in Dominican Republic brace for deportations after failing to obtain legal status

Police officers in riot gear guard migrants waiting to register for legal residency outside the Interior Ministry building in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Authorities are prepared to resume deporting non-citizens without legal residency in the Dominican Republic after largely putting the practice on hold for a year, the head of the country's immigration agency said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez) (The Associated Press)

Migrants, mostly Haitian, protest after waiting for hours and days to register for legal residency outside the Interior Ministry building in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Authorities are prepared to resume deporting non-citizens without legal residency in the Dominican...

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