In this Aug. 3, 2015 photo, a Dominican Republic border agent locks a gate that separates the D.R. town of Pedernales from the Haitian town of Anse-a-Pitres. According to the government, more than 288,000 people applied for residency in the D.R. and so far, about 25,000 have received their documents to stay and work, and another 40,000 have been approved. Authorities also say 66,000 people have returned to Haiti since the June 17 deadline to apply for legal residency. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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