2000 Haitians deported from DR, while public figures demand expulsion

A Dominican soldier at the National Migration Office in Santo Domingo on Jun. 24, 2015. The government provided buses for Haitians to deport themselves voluntarily after a new law threw their citizenship status into doubt. Photo credit: Ricardo Rojas/Reuters

By Onz Chery, Haitian Times, Jan. 6, 2021

Two hundred public figures in the Dominican Republic signed a petition sent to President Luis Abinader that demands the removal of Haitians from their country.

The Dominicans’ main reason for the expulsion is because there are too many Haitians in their territory and they can no longer support them. The petition was supported by the United Nations branch based in the Dominican Republic.

Between Jan. 1 and Jan. 5, nearly 2,000 Haitians have been deported, according to Dominican news outlet Listin Diario. Source

 

Posted Jan. 17, 2021