translated from Spanish: They repatriated 176 Haitians jobless in Chile

SANTIAGO, CHILE (AP) – after an unsuccessful migration experience in Chile, 176 Haitians were repatriated on Wednesday free of charge to their country aboard a Chilean air force plane. The vast majority were men and all those interviewed by The Associated Press agreed that had decided to return to their country because they carried several months without work. You are many more complicated the situation because they had no work visa, not all achieved the basic domain of the Spanish and some are not accustomed to the climate of Chile, which this year had a very cold winter. Louis Miracove, sound engineering student, complained that «many Chileans are racists» and «take the Haitians as slaves and animals, but the Haitians are not slaves or animals».

Contrary to Miracove, Daniella Romulus was that it was two years in Chile working as hired at a company that manufactures plastic dishes in another toilet, but the last few months his contract was not renewed.

«You were treating me well to me, without problems», he told AP. «I thank God because I was here». Returnees lived his last hours in Chile in a municipal gym in the populous district of Central station, where did the registration for the flight. Unlike the commercial flights, international police authorities were not strict and allowed more than 23 kilos of baggage authorized by person, told AP the communal Mayor Rodrigo Delgado.Los first 176 favored with the so-called «Plan of» Humanitarian return»began forming ranks outside of the gym from the early morning and some woke up on the street, said several interviewees. Completed the first steps were taken in buses to group 10 of the force air, where military aircraft which will be addressed in the evening to port Principe.este was the first of more than one dozen of flights planned by the Government, said the Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Rodrigo Ubilla, who announced that they evaluated a similar policy requested by groups of Colombian citizens.

Haitian migrants are waiting to register for repatriation out of a local gym in Santiago de Chile on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

«We believe that we respond to 176 humanitarian stories that they require and today requested the return to their country. They are men and women, on this trip, there are no children, who have asked for it formally since have not been able to fulfill his dream of finding a development or a future in our country,»said Ubilla.Hasta now 1,087 Haitians were registered to participate in the program of the return is free for what it is necessary to avoid legal problems pending, sign a notarized document stating that he leaves the country voluntarily and have documents in order. Ubilla said that during the presidential term of Michelle Bachelet (2014-2018) entered about 150,000 Haitians in the country, «a lot of people that the Chilean economy is not able to absorb».

Haitian migrants are waiting to register for repatriation out of a local gym in Santiago de Chile on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

In Chile there are a million of migrants, of which some 300,000 have irregular papers. The Government of President would Sebastián Piñera promoted in April, a month after coming to power, a new immigration policy that halted a Bureau of mafias that brought on a Chilean airline low cost Haitians that their country receiving a loan of $2,000. Several of those who returned Wednesday to Haiti must respond to lenders.

Haitian migrants are waiting to register for repatriation out of a local gym in Santiago de Chile on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Severe Estye came to Chile in 2017 and is one of many that received the loan. In dialogue with AP counted could never send money to your spouse and their five children left on the island. Asked about how it will return the money, was limited to raise both forearms and tell «is a problem». Once you arrive in Haiti, he added, you have to work up to two years to repay the loan. Pinera, as well as send to Congress a draft law on migration and aliens, began to implement a series of decrees to «put the House in order» that drove out dozens of migrants with legal problems in their country of origin, he forbade that tourist visas they could become temporary for work, he created a number of visas to attract migrants who can provide the country – especially trying to capture scientific – and promoted a policy of regularisation that prevents migrants work up to take the respective visa. In this note:

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