If you were wondering why it is so important to pay so much attention to Dominica, with its dodgy CBP program, and illegal diplomatic passport sales scheme, look at the country's bloody visa-on-arrival laws. They allow nationals from the most high-risk nations in the world to enter, without applying for, and being granted, a visa, of any kind. This means international terrorists, Islamic radicals, career criminals, and even individuals who are a danger to society, all get a free pass into Dominica, where they can purchase a CIP passport, or even a diplomatic passport. There is no screening process applied to arrivals
Alone among the nations of the East Caribbean, Dominica allows nationals from these countries to enter, and obtain their visa upon arrival:
(1) The seven Middle Eastern countries banned by executive order of US President Donald Trump from entering America.
(2) The eight Muslim-majority countries, all of whom have elevated levels of Country Risk.
United Arab Emirates
If anyone can enter Dominica, and when there may easily change their nationality (and identity), the risks posed by criminals and terrorists who, armed with a new name & passport, can then enter any country in the Western Hemisphere, there is a clear and present danger to the Americas.
Is it now time for all immigration & customs agents abroad to detain arriving Dominican passport holders, for extensive secondary screening, and possible deportation ? When will it reach the point where Dominicans are banned from entry, due to the well-placed fear that they may be criminals or terrorists ?
Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Financial Crime Analyst
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant