Wednesday 16 June 2021

President Solis Confirms The Decision Of Suspicious Foreigners “Pa’Fuera” (Out Of Here)

We are not going start an investigation, no, no, no...we will apply due process and they are out of here!

President Luis Guillermo Solis, on Wednesday, congratulating the 600 new police officials that will be on streets to combat crime. Photo Casa Presidencial

Q COSTA RICA – Costa Rica President, Luis Guillermo Solis, on Thursday backed the decision announced by the Minister of Security, Gustavo Mata, that the government will expel the bad guys, foreigners who may jeopardize national security and social peace.

The President confirmed the statement by his Security Minister that the Executive Branch will apply a legal norm that has not been used before for fear that the courts.

- Advertisement -

“Now we have made a decision to do it, we are going to do it. Every time we grab one of the them (the bad guys or suspicious foreigners) and have foundation for doing so, we will apply due process and they are out of here (pa’fuera). We are not going start an investigation, no, no, no. From the get go we will apply the rule of law and get them out. I think it is an obligation because they have no business taking advantage of the legal system,” said the President.

The rule of law referred to is Article 168 of the Immigration Act, which allows the country to remove foreigners when their activities in the country are considered to compromise peace, public safety, tranquility or public order.

On Wednesday, Giesela Yockchen, the director of the immigration service, said that the article has not been implemented on the belief that the foreigner whom the government considered dangerous had to have a prior conviction (in the country of origin).

In the case of Elias Akl, the Canadian of Lebanese origin killed by assassins Monday morning in front of a private school in Escazu, had no convictions in Canada, rather was wanted by police there on charges of crimes but fled the country.

- Advertisement -

According to Minister Mata, in the next 30 days, a process will be defined to expedite the expulsion of the bad guys, foreigners who, in the government’s view, represent a danger.

In addition, foreigners with a criminal history will be prohibited entry.

Solís lamented that in the past, these “characters” have not had the rule of law applied to them.

“Claiming that they have rights and that cannot be done, and they file an appeal,” said the President.

“There they have Minister Mata, who has been sued by one of these foreigners, who was seriously linked here and in the United States on drug trafficking issues, so, as that happened, we were not applying the measures we could apply to them,” added the President.

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Would impeaching Trump restore the rule of law? Lessons from Latin America

Some Americans and members of Congress have called for the impeachment...


Europe opens the doors to tourism, these are the requirements

Q TRAVEL - Europe opened the doors to tourism. While worldwide vaccination against covid-19 advances above the levels of each country, the restrictions are...

The “rebound” effect boosted growth in Costa Rica’s economic activity

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's economic activity registered in April 2021 a year-on-year growth of 8.8%, a figure affected by a “base” or “rebound” effect,...

Today’s Covid News: Contagion rate in Costa Rica remains unchanged in the last week

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica in the last week did not change, a fact that is seen for the...

Costa Rica passes law to attract foreign pensioners and rentiers with $150K capital

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's legislature approved, in the first debate, a bill that reduces the minimum amount that a foreign pensioner or rentier must...

Carlos Alvarado describes calls reprehensible the persecution of Ortega against opponents in Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, described the persecution of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega against opponents as reprehensible after the government...

13 Powerful Home Remedies for Acne

Acne is considered to be one of the most common skin ailments on the planet, with a record 60 million people being afflicted by...

Rainy afternoons and nights this week in most of the country

QCOSTARICA - Characteristic of the rainy season, we will see rain in the afternoons and nights in the Central Valley, the entire Pacific coast,...

Which countries could follow El Salvador by making it legal tender?

Q24N - El Salvador may be the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, but recent developments suggest that it might not be...

Bribed with cars, sexual favors and money in exchange for road works contracts

QCOSTARICA - The OIJ uncovered a big pothole on Monday when it was announced that public officials had allied with construction companies that, apparently,...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.