Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

In September 2013, a Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic (DR) issued a ruling that effectively rendered stateless anyone with foreign ancestry born in 1929 or later. After receiving backlash from the international community, the DR government instituted a Regularization Plan to register these people and issue them identification cards. Thousands, however, were unable to meet the deadline due to fees and requirements to present documents that in many cases do not exist, such as ID cards that were confiscated by authorities. After the deadline passed, the DR government began deporting migrants who did not register in time. Unfortunately, the criteria for determining who is a migrant are unclear and likely resulted in the deportation of Dominicans of Haitian descent as well. These Dominicans are often categorized as Haitian because of their last names or their skin color, though many have never been to Haiti and don’t speak the language. Many thousands of Dominicans and Haitians also fled from DR to Haiti due to threats of deportation, violence and other fear-inducing acts from Dominican officials and neighbors.

Take Action | Recent News | Events | Organizations Involved | Op-eds and Editorials | Resolutions & Statements | Articles | Reports | Videos | Background

Take Action

Tell Secretary Kerry: Suspend military aid to the Dominican Republic until it stops unjust deportations of people of Haitian descent. – Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Oui, j’existe. L’apatridie en République dominicaine – Amnistie Internationale (pétition et lettre)

Let Congress know that DR intimidating Dominican-Americans is unacceptable – Rights 4 ALL in DR (letter to Congress)

AN OPEN LETTER TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PRESIDENT DANILO MEDINA – Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami

Justice for the displaced in Haiti and D.R. – Mennonite Central Committee (Petition to Secretary John Kerry)

Please take a stance against the humanitarian crisis in the DR! – Rights 4 ALL in DR (letter to US Representatives)

NON à la déportation des Haïtiens – Le Comité d’Action des Personnes Sans Statut (Contact suggestion)

Caribbean Governments: STOP DOMINICAN REPUBLIC APARTHEID AGAINST DOMINICANS OF HAITIAN HERITAGE – Avaaz (Petition)

Calendar and strategies to end the current crisis between Haiti and Dominican Republic – CHEDEL (Contact suggestion)

Haitians deported from The Dominican Republic – Move On (Petition to the US House of Representatives, Senate, and President)

Stop Ethnic Cleansing of Haitians in The Dominican Republic – Move On (Petition to the Dominican Republic government and President Danilo Medina)

We Are All Dominican Toolkit – We Are All Dominican

Human Rights for All in the Dominican Republic Tool Kit – Rights 4 ALL in DR

Recent News

La situation des migrants s’aggrave au niveau de la frontière haitiano-dominicaine – Le National, April 5, 2017

Haiti leader promises IDs for migrants in Dominican Republic – Associated Press, January 18, 2017

Events

Strengthening Haitian-Dominican Relations – Washington, DC – February 16, 2017

(Click for previous events)

Organizations Involved

Amnesty International

Centro Bonó

Dominican@s Por Derecho

Eso No Se Hace  RD

Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami

Haiti Support Group

Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York

Human Rights for All in the Dominican Republic

Human Rights Watch

Reconoci.do

RFK Center for Human Rights

We Are All Dominican

Op-eds and Editorials

Inquirer editorial: Dominican Haitians are people without a country – Philadelphia Enquirer, August 9, 2016

Haitian Migrants’ Plight – The New York Times, January 1, 2016

Heal the wounds of Hispaniola – Miami Herald, December 19, 2015

The Dominican Republic’s Shameful Deportation Legacy – Foreign Policy, October 8, 2015

How Ultra-Nationalist Dominicans Silence Haitian Solidarity – teleSUR, October 8, 2015

[OP ED] The Other Refugee Crisis – Ebony, September 16, 2015

August 2015

Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Promotes Abuses in the US and the Dominican Republic – Huffington Post, August 24, 2015

Why I want to end military aid to the Dominican Republic, a country I love – Antillean Media Group, August 20, 2015

The Human Rights Disaster in the Dominican Republic – Dorf on Law, August 18, 2015

An Avoidable Human Rights Disaster in the Dominican Republic – Verdict, August 18, 2015

Why Is Obama Silent on the Dominican Deportation Crisis? – The American Prospect, August 6, 2015

End the Nightmare – Miami Herald, August 4, 2015 (editorial)

OP-ED: Beyond Race: The Politics Behind The Current Dominican Crisis – The Haitian Times, August 4, 2015

July 2015

Thousands of Haitians are stuck in limbo in the Dominican Republic – The Washington Post, July 31, 2015 (editorial)

Deportation Cruelty is The Last Thing The Dominican Republic’s Cruel Image Needs – WLRN, July 30, 2015 (op-ed)

Op-Ed: American Jews must speak out for Haitians in Dominican Republic – Jewish Telegraphic Agency, July 28, 2015

Haitians in Dominican Republic risk becoming stateless — Frost Illustrated, July 27, 2015 (editorial)

“Haitian Devil, Go to Your Country” – Slate, July 22, 2015

Dominican Republic to be ‘Socially Cleaned’ in Two Days — The Daily Kos, July 14, 2015

Opinion: Ethnic cleansing in the Dominican Republic deserves condemnationFox News Latino, July 13, 2015 (op-ed)

Dominican Republic has long history of using Haitians as political foilsBoston Haitian Reporter, July 12, 2015 (editorial)

End the misery on Hispaniola — Miami Herald, July 11, 2015

Stateless in the Dominican RepublicNew York Times, July 11, 2015 (editorial)

Statelessness: The Obama Administration’s Faulty Moral Compass in the Dominican Republic Huffington Post, July 7, 2015 (op-ed)

The Dominican Republic Must Stop Expulsions of Haitians The New York Times, July 5, 2015 (op-ed)

The Dominican Republic must normalize harsh immigration policyThe Boston Globe, July 5, 2015 (editorial)

The Dominican Republic’s dubious claims about Haitian exodus Al Jazeera, July 3, 2015 (op-ed by IJDH legal fellow, Mark Phillips)

Dominican Republic’s PR spin will not end the suffering of the statelessInternational Business Times, July 2, 2015 (op-ed)

The Dominican Republic, Haitians and the Global War on BlacknessEbony, July 1, 2015 (op-ed)

Dominican Deportations Miami Herald, July 1, 2015 (op-ed)

June 2015

Report from Santo Domingo: How Government Scapegoats Haitian WorkersWorkers World, June 28, 2015 (op-ed)

Prevent humanitarian tragedy in Dominican RepublicCNN, June 23, 2015 (op-ed)

The Dominican Republic’s mass Haitian deportation reflects its racist history – The Guardian, June 23, 2015 (op-ed)

It’s 2015 and the Dominican Republic Is Ethnically Cleansing Itself – Jezebel, June 23, 2015

Black Bodies in Motion and in Pain – The New Yorker, June 22, 2015 (op-ed)

The Crisis of Citizenship in the Dominican Republic – Jet Magazine, June 22, 2015 (op-ed)

Dominican Republic has taken citizenship from up to 200,000 and is getting away with it – The Conversation, June 19, 2015 (op-ed)

Black lives under attack in the Dominican Republic: Why this crisis deserves our attention – theGrio, June 19, 2015 (op-ed)

We Regret to Inform You That in 4 Days You and Your Family Will Be Deported to HaitiThe Nation, June 12, 2015 (op-ed)

Before June 2015

Dominican Republic isn’t the only country with anti-Haitian policies – Latin Correspondent, February 23, 2015 (op-ed)

Dominican Republic New Citizenship Law: A Litmus Test For The Haitian GovernmentThe Haitian Times, February 19, 2015 (op-ed)

National Sovereignty Vs Human Rights? – The Huffington Post UK, November 12, 2014 (op-ed)

Life in limbo for Dominicans of Haitian descentCNN, April 21, 2014 (op-ed)

Haitians without a nation: A ruling in the Dominican Republic divides immigrants in BostonThe Boston Globe, December 30, 2013 (op-ed)

In the Dominican Republic, suddenly statelessLos Angeles Times, November 10, 2013 (op-ed)

The Dominican Republic’s discrimination against HaitiansThe Washington Post, November 7, 2013 (editorial)

Resolutions & Statements

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on the Third Anniversary of the Dominican
Constitutional Court’s Decision to strip Citizenship from Dominicans of Foreign Descent – September 23, 2016

Dominican Republic: Reckless deportations to Haiti leaving thousands in limbo – new report – Amnesty International, June 14, 2016

Over 200 Individuals and Organizations Demand State Department Action on DR Crisis – Black Alliance for Just Immigration and #Rights4ALLinDR, February 26, 2016  (English and Spanish letters here)

COMMUNITY AND DIASPORA GROUPS AND LEADERS DEMAND THAT CARICOM OPPOSE HOLDING THE 46TH OAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals, February 10, 2016

RE: OPEN LETTER – Community Response to the Organization of American States Holding the 46th General Assembly Meeting in the Dominican Republic – February 10, 2016

Today we Meet with Congress. Tomorrow we Make History – Rights 4 ALL in DR, October 21, 2015

Autoridades de migración continúan deteniendo a dominicanos-as – Reconoci.do, October 10, 2015

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Calls on the Dominican Republic to Restore Citizenship Rights to Dominicans of Haitian Descent on the Second Anniversary of Judgment 168-13 – September 23, 2015

Advocates Oppose Invitation to Former President of the Dominican Republic – Latino Justice, September 22, 2015

Resolution from City of Lauderdale Lakes, FL – September 8, 2015

IACHR Calls on the Dominican Republic to Meet its Obligations regarding the Right to Nationality and Due Process in Immigration – Organization of American States, August 27, 2015 (Español aquí)

Lettre ouverte pour le respect des droits de l’homme en Républque Dominicaine – Collectif Guadeloupe pour le Respect des Droits de l’Homme en République Dominicaine, August 24, 2015

City of Miramar Commission Passes Resolution Supporting Haitians in Dominican Republic – August 21, 2015

Dominican Republic officially resumes deportations amid concerns for Dominicans of Haitian descent – Amnesty International, August 21, 2015

Rights 4 ALL in the DR is Gravely Concerned over Dominican Media Reports of People Being Rounded Up in the Streets and Deported – #Rights4ALLinDR, August 15, 2015 (press release)

Citing Human Rights Abuses, Over 500 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Urge Sec. Kerry to Suspend Military Aid to Dominican Republic – August 10, 2015

Letter from Returned Peace Corps volunteers to Secretary Kerry – August 7, 2015

City of North Miami Beach Resolution No. R2015-67 – August 4, 2015

Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Discrimination Against Dominicans of Haitian Descent – August 4, 2015

Haití-RD: de las tensiones a la concordia. – Comisión Nacional de Pastoral de Migrantes, July 31, 2015 (English translation)

Dominican Republic: UN experts concerned over fears of arbitrary deportation and racial profiling – UN Human Rights, July 28, 2015

Florida State Representative Daphne Campbell Letter to President Obama on Dominican Republic Consequences for Human Rights Violations – Florida House of Representatives, July 21, 2015

North Miami City Council Resolution condemning the Dominican government – July 14, 2015

109 US law professors urge President Obama to lead on DR crisis – July 14, 2015

Haitians face bleak future in Dominican border camps – Al Jazeera, July 12, 2015

Resolution Condemning the Dominican Republic’s Impending Mass Deportation of Haitian Immigrants; and Urging the Dominican Republic to Comply with International Human Rights Law, and Halt All Impending Deportations – Miami Dade County, June 30, 2015

Amnesty International ends visit to the Dominican Republic: further actions needed to protect Dominicans of foreign descent – Amnesty International, June 29, 2015

Senator Forry Statement on Human Rights Violations in the Dominican Republic – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate, June 25, 2015

Haitian Presidential Candidate Michelet Nestor Pens Impassioned Letter To Dominican Republic President Medina On Mass Deportations to Haiti – June 24, 2015

Sen. Jesse Hamilton Op-Ed: Human Rights For All – Kings County Politics, June 24, 2015 (op-ed by Sen. Jesse Hamilton)

UNHCR urges Dominican Republic to refrain from deportations of stateless individuals – The UN Refugee Agency, June 19, 2015

Moral Leadership in Our Own Hemisphere – The Huffington Post, June 17, 2015 (op-ed by former Maryland Governor & current presidential candidate Martin O’Malley)

Statement from Mayor de Blasio on Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian Descent in the Dominican Republic – nyc.gov, June 17, 2015

Document – Mass Deportation in the Dominican Republic – Amnesty International, January 28, 2015

Dominican Republic must urgently face up to its human rights responsibilities – Amnesty International, May 9, 2014

At Summit of the Americas President Obama Should Call to End Statelessness Crisis in the Dominican Republic – Members of U.S. House of Representatives (Congressional letter to President Obama), Amnesty International, April 8, 2015

UNHCR renews call for urgent action to find an adequate solution to stateless situation in the Dominican Republic – UNHCR, April 7, 2014

NAHP, Diaspora Coalition Call on OAS to End Violence Against Haitians in Dominican Republic – National Association of Haitian Professionals, April 2, 2015

Letter from US Congress to Dominican Republic – Members of U.S. House of Representatives (Congressional letter to Dominican President Medina), October 29, 2013

Articles

 

Haiti: Stateless People Trapped in Poverty – Human Rights Watch, November 29, 2016

 

Boxer Adonis Peguero Fights For Dominicans Of Haitian Descent – WBUR, October 8, 2016

 

905 unaccompanied minors among 48K returned from Dominican Republic – Haiti Sentinel, September 9, 2016

 

Haiti – FLASH : Danilo Medina grants one year more to 140,000 Haitians – HaitiLibre, July 13, 2016

 

Plus de 130.000 Haïtiens menacés d’expulsion de République dominicaine – francetv, June 21, 2016

 

Tens Of Thousands Of Dominicans Of Haitian Descent Were Unable To Vote In Yesterday’s Elections – Remezcla, May 16, 2016

 

‘I came here with nothing': life in limbo for unwilling migrants on Haiti’s border – The Guardian, May 12, 2016

 

Faces of a divided island: How centuries of racism and fear shaped the people of two nations — and echo through a modern-day crisis – CNN, April 13, 2016

 

It’s Really Happening: The Dominican Republic Is Deporting Its Haitian Residents. – Foreign Policy in Focus, April 4, 2016

 

Deported From Their Own Country – Take Part, March 11, 2016

 

Exigen justicia por asesinato de Claude Jean Harry, colgado en plaza de Santiago hace 1 año – Acento, February 12, 2016

 

FILM – Needed but Unwanted: Haitians in the Dominican Republic – IRIN, February 10, 2016

 

IACHR Publishes Report on the Human Rights Situation in Dominican Republic – February 9, 2016

 

Women of Haitian Descent Bear the Brunt of Dominican Migration Policy – Inter Press Service, February 5, 2016

 

Dominican Republic: Meet the stateless boxer who dreams of being the next Floyd Mayweather – International Business Times, February 3, 2016

 

US rabbis speak out against Dominican Republic’s citizenship law – Al Jazeera America, January 28, 2016

 

Junot Díaz Talks Dominican Government, Obama Immigration Policy, and Star Wars – Remezcla, January 26, 2016

 

Militares disparan a vehículo cargado de ilegales y matan haitiano – El Caribe, January 18, 2016

 

In Exile – The New York Times, January 13, 2016

December 2015

Human dignity for stateless on Haiti-Dominican border – Al Jazeera, December 30, 2015

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: THE HAITIAN SUGAR WORKERS DENIED THEIR PENSIONS – Equal Times, December 16, 2015

Fearful, Haitian Migrants Flee Dominican Republic for Camps Along Border – The New York Times, December 13, 2015

Forced to Flee Dominican Republic for Haiti, Migrants Land in Limbo – The New York Times, December 12, 2015

There’s Another Refugee Crisis That Has Nothing To Do With ISIS – Slant, December 8, 2015

November 2015

Where You Live When You Don’t Belong – Amy S. Martin Photography, November 20, 2015 (photojournalism)

Dominicans of Haitian descent turned into ‘ghost citizens’, says Amnesty – The Guardian, November 19, 2015

République dominicaine. Le labyrinthe juridique rend des milliers de personnes apatrides et en fait des «citoyens fantômes» – Amnesty International, November 19, 2015

Cierran hoy mercado binacional para prevenir contagio cólera desde Haití – Listin Diario, November 16, 2015

Sad homecoming for Haitians deported from Dominican Republic – AFP, November 4, 2015

The Kids Foraging for a Future – UNHCR Tracks, November 3, 2015

Entrega de carnés de regularización termina el 30 de noviembre en las provincias – Listin Diario, November 3, 2015

October 2015

Born Dominican, but Locked Out by Haitian Roots and Lack of ID – The New York Times, October 29, 2015

Dominican Republic Consul Rescinds Junot Díaz’s Award for Human Rights Advocacy – Association of Writers & Writing Programs, October 28, 2015

Dominican Republic strips Junot Diaz of award – The Boston Globe, October 27, 2015

Junot Díaz Just Lost an Award for Speaking Out Against the Dominican Republic’s Anti-Haitian Pogrom – The Nation, October 26, 2015

Dominican Republic calls Junot Díaz unpatriotic and strips him of award – The Washington Post, October 26, 2015

Junot Díaz Criticized by Dominican Republic Consul – The New York Times, October 25, 2015

Author Junot Díaz called unpatriotic as Dominican Republic strips him of award – The Guardian, October 25, 2015

Dominican Consulate Lashes Out At Junot Diaz Over Support for Haitian-Descended Dominicans – The Huffington Post, October 24, 2015

Dominican Consul Calls Author Junot Díaz ‘Anti-Dominican,’ Revokes Medal – NBC News, October 23, 2015

Author Junot Diaz stripped of honor after speaking out against the Dominican RepublicLos Angeles Times, October 23, 2015

Junot Diaz Called ‘Antidominicano’ By Dominican Republican Consul In NYC; Acclaimed Writer’s Order Of Merit Award Revoked – International Business Times, October 23, 2015

Demonstrators Protest Dominican Consulate’s Decision to Revoke Author’s Award for Being ‘Anti-Dominican’ – Time Warner Cable News NY 1, October 23, 2015

Writers Junot Diaz, Edwidge Danticat: Stop Dominican Abuse of Haitians – The Stewardship Report, October 21, 2015

September 2015

Un triste aniversario para los dominicanos despojados de su nacionalidad – Acento Diario, September 23, 2015

La otra crisis de refugiados – El País, September 23, 2015

Fact-Checking the Dominican Ambassador on Citizenship, Migration and Human Rights – Huffington Post, September 22, 2015

Thousands in New Tent Camps at Haiti – Dominican Republic Border – “Let Haiti Live”, September 19, 2015

Haiti border crisis grows as Dominican Republic expels ‘migrants’ – Reuters, September 19, 2015

Deportation of Haitians must stop: UN official – Yahoo! News, September 15, 2015

Oubliés, des rapatriés mènent une vie dure à la frontière haitiano-dominicaine – Le Nouvelliste, September 9, 2015

August 2015

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST GUARANTEE RIGHTS OF DOMINICO-HAITIAN DEFENDERS – WOLA, August 27, 2015

Caricom wants more international support to end forced deportation of Haitians – Jamaica Observer, August 27, 2015

New tensions between Haiti and Dominican Republic threaten trade, commerce – Miami Herald, August 27, 2015

The Culture of Fear Fueling the Dominican Deportation Crisis – The American Prospect, August 23, 2015

Deportees from Dominican Republic land on Haiti border – USA Today, August 23, 2015

New migrant rules spur crisis along Haitian-Dominican border – Miami Herald, August 22, 2015 (article and video)

Trumpismo From Boston to the Dominican Republic – The Nation, August 21, 2015

The End of U.S. Complicity In the Dominican Republic – Foreign Affairs, August 20, 2015

Dominicans of Haitian descent fear racism will fuel deportations – USA Today, August 18, 2015

Dominican Republic resumes patrols to deport migrants – Associated Press, August 14, 2015

Kerry’s aid sought in Dominican Republic citizenship crisis – The Boston Globe, August 14, 2015

Former Peace Corps Volunteers to John Kerry: Stop Sending Military Aid to the Dominican Republic – The Nation, August 12, 2015

AP PHOTOS: Migrants fleeing Dominican Republic settle in tents near border in Haiti – U.S. News & World Report, August 12, 2015

Border Camps Forming as Dominican Republic Forces Deportations – NBC news, August 12, 2015 (video included)

The Border Between Home and Terror – International Business TimesAugust 11, 2015

Ex-Peace Corps volunteers unite for U.S. action on Dominican immigration policies – CNN, August 10, 2015

Haiti – Dominican Republic : 65,927 voluntary returns to Haiti – HaitiLibre, August 10, 2015

The Dominican Foreign Minister Went to NJ to Stop a Resolution – HuffPost Latino Voices, August 9, 2015

Marchers urge Canada to take action against Dominican Republic’s Haitian Deportation – 680 News, August 8, 2015

Returning Haitians stuck in dire camps near Dominican border – Reuters, August 6, 2015

OAS calls for talks between Haiti, Dominican Republic – Miami Herald, August 4, 2015

Marchan en EEUU en contra de política migratoria dominicana – el Nuevo Herald, August 1, 2015

Decenas protestan ante la Casa Blanca por política migratoria de RD – El Nacional, August 1, 2015

July 2015

Dominican Republic fears tourism boycott over citizenship ruling – USA Today, July 31, 2015

Tent cities sprouting in Haiti as migrants return from Dominican Republic — CNN, July 30, 2015

Dominican Resort Is a Refuge Twice Abandoned — New York Times, July 30, 2015

First official reactions to the OAS Report — Haiti Libre, July 30, 2015

OAS offers assistance in Haiti, Dominican immigration dispute — UPI, July 30, 2015

UTR: A Crisis in the Dominican Republic WGBH, July 30, 2015

Dominican Republic Rejects Dialogue as Migrant Crisis Continues — teleSUR, July 30, 2015

Black Activists Pressure Obama To Defend Stateless Dominicans – HuffPost Latino Voices, July 30, 2015

Dominicans reject OAS offer to organize meeting with Haiti — Yahoo News, July 29, 2015

U.N. urges Dominican Republic to prevent deportations of Haitians – Reuters, July 29, 2015

Rally on State House steps in behalf of Haitians in Dominican Republic — Providence Journal, July 28, 2015

Immigration Changes Create Refugee Crisis Along Dominican Republic-Haiti Border —  NPR, July 28, 2015

Dominican Republic: Haitians Protest Their Undocumented Status — teleSUR, July 28, 2015

Stop arbitrary deportations of Dominicans of Haitian descent, says UN – The Guardian, July 28, 2015

Dominican Republic: UN experts warn against deportations, racial profiling of people of Haitian descent — United Nations News Centre, July 28, 2015

‘If I was Dominican, they wouldn’t have expelled me like some dog’ — PRI, July 27, 2015

A Boston community is divided over the Dominican Republic’s citizenship policy — PRI, July 27, 2015

Fabiola Santiago: Miamians need to speak up against deportation of Dominican-Haitians – Miami Herald, July 27, 2015

Fleeing To Haiti, They Put Their Faith In ‘God And Government’ – NPR, July 27, 2015

In local Dominican community, debate on racism boiling – The Boston Globe, July 27, 2015

Haitian migrants allege deportation, but DR disputes claims – Al Jazeera, July 24, 2015

Haitians protest over Dominican Republic deportations – Al Jazeera, July 22, 2015

Dominican Immigration Plan Falls Far Short of Aid – teleSUR, July 22, 2015

Dominican Republic Immigration Crisis: Few Haitians Granted Citizenship, Report Says – International Business Times, July 22, 2015

North Miami city council condemns Dominican Republic – The Miami Times, July 22, 2015

Haitians’ chaotic exodus from the Dominican Republic – France 24, July 21, 2015

U.S. Presidential Candidate Comments on Dominican Deportation Crisis – The Haitian Times, July 21, 2015

Dominican Republic plans to push out undocumented Haitians – CCTV America, July 19, 2015

Caribbean issue divides Mass. lawmakers – The Boston Globe, July 18, 2015

North Miami leaders condemn Dominican government – The Miami Herald, July 16, 2015

North Miami Mayor and Council demand justice in the Dominican Republic – Voters Opinion, July 16, 2015

North Miami leaders condemn DR’s treatment of Haitians, Urge Strong US Leadership – ABC affiliate, July 16, 2015

Obama silent on stateless Haitians – The Miami Times, July 15, 2015

Fear of mass deportation from Dominican Republic to Haiti prompts many to leave on their own — U.S. News & World Report, July 14, 2015

OAS Assesses Dominican Republic-Haiti Migration Plight – teleSUR, July 14, 2015

U.S. complicit in Dominican Republic mass Haitian deportations – Compton Herald, July 14, 2015

Many leave Dominican Republic for Haiti to avoid deportation – U.S. News & World Report, July 13, 2015

Confusion, Citizenship and Human Rights in the Dominican Republic – Latino Rebels, July 13, 2015

Regional Cultural Committee Criticises Dominican Republic – Jamaica Observer, July 13, 2015

Haitian deportation crisis brews in Dominican Republic – USA Today, July 12, 2015

Fact Checking the Dominican Ambassador to the U.S. in the New York Times – “Stateless on Hispaniola”, July 10, 2015

Dominican Republic Spending Big Bucks on DC Lobbyist to Pushback on Criticism of Expulsions – Center for Economic and Policy Research, July 10, 2015

Haitians’ chaotic exodus from the Dominican RepublicFrance 24, July 10, 2015

‘Denial’ and the Dominican Media – On the Media, July 10, 2015

Stateless in Santo Domingo – Foreign Affairs, July 9, 2015

Protesters Face Off Peacefully In Boston Over Dominican Republic’s Proposed Deportation Of Haitians – WBUR, July 9, 2015

How The Dominican Republic Is Trying To Remove Its Immigrant Population – ThinkProgress, July 9, 2015

Interview: Lives on Hold for the Dominican Republic’s Haitian MinorityHuman Rights Watch, July 8, 2015

What We Saw: Delegation reports back after visit to DR-Haiti borderBoston Haitian Reporter, July 8, 2015

Monestime condemns Dominican Republic for Haitian deportationMiami Times, July 8, 2015

Haiti Urges Global Intervention In Dominican Migration Crisis teleSUR, July 8, 2015

“Señor presidente no somos extranjeros porque nacimos en RD”, dice representante Reconoci.do – Noticias Sin, July 7, 2015

Discrimination against Haitians in the Dominican Republic is a borderless issue – Quartz, July 6, 2015

Dominican Plan to Expel Haitians Tests Close TiesThe New York Times, July 4, 2015

July 3 News Digest: Conflicting Reports on Forced Deportations as the Crisis Grows – “Stateless on Hispaniola,” July 3, 2015

These Young Dominicans Are Sending a Powerful Message to Their Government – Mic News, July 2, 2015

Dominican Republic Deportations: Facing Uncertain Future, Immigrants Begin Leaving For Haiti – International Business Times, July 2, 2015

The Dominicans of Haitian descent denied a right to nationality – The Guardian, July 1, 2015

Newly Stateless Flee Their Homes in the Dominican Republic – PanAm Post, July 1, 2015

June 2015

Walsh’s Office, Haitian-American Sen. Forry Ask Bostonians Not To Vacation In Dominican Republic – WBUR, June 30, 2015

Dominican Deportations Reach Crisis Levels, Haitian President Says – NPR, June 29, 2015

Dominican Republic takes small step back on denationalized, stateless – Haiti Sentinel, June 28, 2015

Dominican Republic says 17,000 Haitians return voluntarily – Yahoo! News, June 27, 2015

‘The Ghosts of 1937 Are Warning Us’ – The Nation, June 26, 2015

Hundreds marched in Miami to stop the mass deportations of Dominican-Haitians in the Dominican Republic – Florida Immigrant Coalition, June 26, 2015

Haiti PM warns of ‘humanitarian crisis’ caused by Dominican deportation policy – The Guardian, June 26, 2015

UN calls on Dom Rep to re-think deportation policy – Jamaica Observer, June 26, 2015

Senator Forry calls for disapora and allies to act collectively to halt Dominican Republic deportations – Boston Haitian Reporter, June 25, 2015

US Military Aid Supports Anti-Haitian Deportations in the Dominican Republic – Truthout, June 25, 2015

No papers, no rights in the Dominican Republic: ‘I’m not able to do anything’ – Amnesty International, June 25, 2015

Black Lives Matter: Responding to the Dominican Deportation Crisis – The American Prospect, June 25, 2015

Miami protesters rail against Dominican Republic’s threatened deportations of Haitians – Miami Herald, June 25, 2015

A Haitian border town struggles with new rules in the Dominican Republic – The Washington Post, June 24, 2015

Authors Junot Díaz, Edwidge Danticat decry Dominican efforts to remove Haitians – Miami Herald, June 24, 2015

Déclaration du maire de Montréal relative à la situation en République dominicaine – Parole en archipel, June 24, 2015

Plight of Dominican Haitians ignites outrage among diverse immigrants – The Washington Post, June 23, 2015

Haiti: 4,000 deportees from D.R. received in Centre over 8 days – Haiti Sentinel, June 23, 2015

Nicholson: Jamaica will not support Dom Rep Caricom bid if… – Jamaica Observer, June 23, 2015

Hundreds of Thousands Woke Up Stateless in the Dominican Republic – Truthout, June 23, 2015

Covering Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Two journalists weigh in – ijnet, June 23, 2015

Déportations: des politiques accusent le pouvoir et proposent – Le Nouvelliste, June 23, 2015

République dominicaine : le désespoir des apatrides déportés vers Haïti – Francetv, June 22, 2015

Haiti – Dominican Republic : The exodus of Haitians is growing – HaitiLibre, June 22, 2015

Haïti – République Dominicaine : L’exode des haïtiens prend de l’ampleur – HaitiLibre, June 22, 2015

In Photos: Life at the Largest Border Crossing Between Haiti and the Dominican RepublicVice News, June 21, 2015

The Dominican Republic’s obscene ‘non-citizen’ driveNew York Post, June 21, 2015

De Blasio criticizes Dominican Republic deportation plan – Newsday, June 21, 2015

Haití no aceptará a “despojados de nacionalidad dominicana” – Listin Diario, June 21, 2015

6 Things I Have Observed at the Malpasse Border Between Haiti and the Dominican Republic – Woy Magazine, June 20, 2015

El viaje más difícil de sus vidas: el regreso voluntario de los migrantes haitianos – Listin Diario, June 20, 2015

Fin du PNRE : Des retours volontaires et des rapatriements de migrants haïtiens enclenchés sur la frontière haïtiano-dominicaine – ReliefWeb, June 19, 2015

Un comité mixte pour coordonner l’accueil des rapatriés – Le Nouvelliste, June 19, 2015

Haitians go into hiding as Dominican authorities are free to deport – The Guardian, June 19, 2015

UN asks Dominican Republic not to deport ‘stateless’ people – Dominican Today, June 19, 2015

Haitians booted from Dominican Republic uncertain of future – Chicago Tribune, June 19, 2015

Presentan recurso de amparo busca evitar las deportaciones de trabajadores cañeros – Listin Diario, June 19, 2015

‘Everyone is afraid here’ – Dominican Republic’s looming crisis of mass expulsions – Amnesty International, June 18, 2015

S. Fla activists rally against deportation of Haitians in the Dominican Republic – The Miami Herald, June 18, 2015

¿Qué pierde República Dominicana si expulsa a los haitianos? – BBC, June 18, 2015

Calls are mounting for a tourism boycott of the Dominican Republic – Fusion, June 17, 2015

The bloody origins of the Dominican Republic’s ethnic ‘cleansing’ of Haitians – The Washington Post, June 17, 2015

Under DR’s “social cleansing” policy, thousands of Haitian descent face potential deportationLatin Correspondent, June 17, 2015

Deportations loom in Dominican Republic for Haitian migrants who failed to registerMiami Herald, June 17, 2015

Inquietud en trabajadores haitianos por plan de deportación en Dominicana – Univision, June 17, 2015

Haitians fear deportation from Dominican Republic as Deadline Nears – Reuters, June 17, 2015

Deadline Nears For Haitians Facing Deportation By Dominican Republic – NPR, June 17, 2015

Dominicans of Haitian descent fear mass deportation as deadline looms – The Guardian, June 16, 2015

Dominican Republic Threatens to Deport Haitian FamiliesThe Guardian, June 16, 2015

Haitian Workers Facing Deportation by Dominican NeighborsThe New York Times, June 16, 2015

Deadline Looms For Haitians In The Dominican RepublicWBUR, June 16, 2015

Mass deportations of Haitian immigrants from Dominican Republic fearedCNN, June 16, 2015

Dominican Republic to be ‘Socially Cleaned’ in two daysDaily Kos, June 14, 2015

5 Things to Know About the ‘Cleaning’ of Haitians From the Dominican RepublicRYOT News, June 13, 2015

March-May 2015

NYS Assembly Passes Resolution Condemning DR Ruling – The Haitian Times, May 6, 2015

Displaced in the D.R. – Harper’s Magazine, May 2015

Fate of Haitians left hanging in the Dominican Republic – Al Jazeera, April 9, 2015

Haiti promises to tighten security at Dominican consulates as tensions increase – El Diario, March 9, 2015

January-February 2015

Antihaïtianisme en RD: Leonel Fernandez interpellé – Le Nouvelliste, February 19, 2015

Desmiente que haya apresados por el caso de joven haitiano colgado de un árbol – 7días, February 18, 2015

Confusion Over Killing Of Haitian Man In Dominican Republic Amid Contradictory Reports [UPDATE] – The Huffington Post, February 18, 2015

Haitian’s Lynching Renews Protests Against Dominican Citizenship Law – National Public Radio, February 14, 2015

Man lynched in Dominican Republic as tensions run high – The Guardian, February 12, 2015

Immigration Rules in Bahamas Sweep Up Haitians – The New York Times, January 30, 2015

Dominican citizenship deadline approaches amid fears – Miami Herald, January 30, 2015

June-December 2014

Dominican Republic: Withdrawal from top regional human rights court would put rights at risk – Amnesty International, November 6, 2014

Dominican legal status still elusive for migrants – Yahoo! News, August 28, 2014

Who’s A Citizen? The Question Dividing The Island Of Hispaniola – WGBH, August 16, 2014

UN Experts urge Dominican Republic to restore citizenship to those not registered at birth – UN News Centre, June 20, 2014

The Dominican Republic and Haiti: A Shared View from the Diaspora – Americas Quarterly, Summer 2014

April-May 2014

Prisoners of Sugar – Raùl Zecca Castel, University of Milan, May 2014

New Dominican law aids some ‘stateless’ migrantsMiami Herald, May 22, 2014

Dominican citizenship bill gets final OK in SenateMiami Herald, May 21, 2014

Dominican legislators approve citizenship billMiami Herald, May 16, 2014

“I’m a nobody in my own country” – stateless woman fights for rights in Dominican RepublicThomson Reuters Foundation, May 13, 2014

Stateless in the Caribbean  (Français, Español) – Haiti Support Group, April 2014

Report: Education limited for Dominican-HaitiansMy San Antonio, April 11, 2013

Haiti and Dominican Republic Postpone Talks Until MayCaribbean Journal, April 9, 2014

January-March 2014

Haiti-Dominican Republic Talks Postponed Until AprilCaribbean Journal, March 17, 2014

Troubled Haitian-Dominican Bilateral Relations Await ProgressTruthout, March 9, 2014

Dominican Republic Unveils “Ambitious and Comprehensive” Citizenship Plan Caribbean Journal, February 5, 2014

Haiti, Dominican Republic meet to discuss disputesMiami Herald, January 7, 2014

2013

U.S. expresses ‘deep concern’ over Dominican court citizenship rulingMiami Herald, December 18, 2013

NYC Protests Continue Against Dominican Republic Court RulingHaitian Times, December 17, 2013

Haiti – Denationalisation : Preliminary Conclusions of the IACHRHaitiLibre, December 8, 2013

Caribbean leaders defend Haiti, denounce Dominican decision Miami Herald, November 26, 2013

Caribbean leaders consider sanction against the Dominican Republic Miami Herald, November 25, 2013

Dominicans expel 244 Haitians over border killingsThe Washington Post, November 24, 2013

Court ruling on citizenship leaves some stranded in Haiti, boosts fears in Dominican RepublicFox News, November 21, 2013

Wait — What are US Border Patrol Agents Doing in the Dominican Republic? – The Nation, November 19, 2013

Dominicans of Haitian Descent Cast Into Legal Limbo by CourtNew York Times, October 24, 2013

Dominican court ruling renders hundreds of thousands stateless – Reuters, October 12, 2013

Haiti recalls envoy, activists plan protests over Dominican court decisionMiami Herald, October 2, 2013

UN urges Dominican Republic to ensure citizens of Haitian origin do not lose nationalityUN News Centre, October 1, 2013

Experts Fear Dominican Ruling Could Cause CrisisNational Public Radio, September 30, 2013

Reports

Torn at the Seam: Migration, Deportations, and Humanitarian Concerns on the Island of Hispaniola – Johns Hopkins SAIS International Human Rights Clinic, May 2016

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Dominican Republic – Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, February 9, 2016

Human Rights Situation in the Anse-à-Pitres Camps: Investigative Report of Human Rights Organizations – Support Group for Returnees and Refugees, January 3, 2016

Rapport sur les déportations des migrants haïtiens et de leurs descendants en République Dominicaine – Centre de Recherche, de Réflexion, de Formation et d’Action Sociale, December 2015

‘Without Papers, I Am No One': Stateless People in the Dominican Republic – Amnesty International, November 19, 2015

Border Monitoring Sitrep – IOM Haiti, October 23, 2015

Aperçu de Qui fait Quoi et Où (3W) au niveau des zones frontalières – OCHA Haiti, October 22, 2015

Discrimination and Denationalization in the Dominican Republic – AFL-CIO, August 3, 2015

We Are Dominican: Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality in the Dominican Republic – Human Rights Watch, July 1, 2015

Human Rights Delegation Encounters Hundreds Fleeing the Dominican Republic into Haiti in Harrowing Conditions – Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, June 2015

An Uncertain Fate: Dominicans of Haitian descent at risk of expulsion in the Dominican RepublicAmnesty International, June 7, 2015

RFK Human Rights Releases Briefing On Situation in Dominican Republic – RFK Center, June 2015

Justice Derailed: The Uncertain Fate of Haitian Migrants and Dominicans of Haitian Descent in the Dominican Republic – Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, June 2015

Internal Exile: The Plight of Dominicans of Haitian Descent – World Politics Review, January 13, 2015

Left Behind: How Statelessness in the Dominican Republic Limits Children’s Access to Eduacation – Georgetown Law, April 11, 2014

Videos

Les repatriés (video) – Le Nouvelliste, December 15, 2016

Rights at Risk in the DRUnitarian Universalist Service Committee, July 15, 2016

“Come schiavi in libertà” – Geo del 02/05/2016 – RaiTv, May 2, 2016

Our Lives in Transit – documentary sheds light on harsh realities faced by ‘legal ghosts’ in Dominican Republic –Minority Rights Group International, March 9, 2016 [documentary]

Situación de derechos humanos en República Dominicana – Comision Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, February 9, 2016

Dominicans of Haitian descent face life in limbo – Al Jazeera, December 25, 2015

Haitians in DR Say Immigration Papers They Paid for Have Not Arrived – Democracy Now!, July 29, 2015

North Miami city council condemns Dominican Republic – Local 10, July 22, 2015 

BNN News Interviews Rodline Louijeune, IJDH  – BNN News, July 21, 2015

WATCH: Bostonians React to Hispaniola Migration Crisis – WGBH, July 9, 2015

Some Haitian families living in fear say they were forced over the border – Local 10, July 7, 2015

Boston Press Conference on the Humanitarian Crisis in the DR – Tele Kreyol, July 1, 2015

July 1st National Day of Action to Stop the Deportations of Dominicans of Haitian Descent and Haitian Migrants – Nancy Treviño, June 30, 2015 

Haiti: Dominican Deportations Causing ‘Humanitarian Crisis’ – ABC News, June 25, 2015 

Protest at the DR embassy – Washington D.C – Association of Haitian Professionals, June 24, 2015

Are mass deportations of Haitians ‘racial profiling’? – MSNBC, June 24, 2015 

The Dominican Republic’s “Ethnic Purging”: Edwidge Danticat on Mass Deportation of Haitian FamiliesDemocracy Now!, June 17, 2015

Raw Coverage From the Dominican RepublicVICE News, June 17, 2015 

Dominican Citizens at Risk of Expulsion to HaitiHuman Rights Watch, June 17, 2015

Testimonies of young Dominicans of Haitian descent – Todxs Somos Dominicanxs, February 12, 2014

Background

The Situation in the Dominican Republic: A Case for Preliminary Investigation – Dave A. Fils-Aimé, January 21, 2016

DEBUNKING MYTHS AND FAQS IN THE HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS IN THE DR – Rights 4 All in DR, August 18, 2015

DR Human Rights Crisis Fact Sheet – Rights 4 All in DR, July 17, 2015 (last update 9/10/15)

The Origins of Anti-Haitian Sentiment in the Dominican Republic – NACLA, July 14, 2015

Haiti and the Dominican Republic – A Conflict Captured on Film – Indiewire, June 26, 2015

Dominican Republic and Haiti: Is it Time for an Island Reunification? – Huffington Post Canada, June 22, 2015

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CIVIL GENOCIDE IN THE DR… AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP – We Are All Dominican NYC, June 19, 2015

How history has been distorted to justify the Dominican deportations – “Africa is a Country”, June 17, 2015

Stop the Denationalization of Dominicans of Haitian Descent (Fact Sheet) – We Are All Dominican NYC, June 2015

Dominican Republic Statelessness Fact Sheet – Association of Haitian Professionals, June 2015

How a group of Dominicans were stripped of their nationality and now face expulsion to Haiti – The Conversation, April 8, 2015

Inter-American Court condemns unprecedented situation of statelessness in the Dominican Republic — European Network on Statelessness, October 27, 2014

Edwidge Danticat: The Price of Sugar – “Creative Time Reports”, May 5, 2014

Judicial denationalisation of Dominicans of Haitian descent — Forced Migration Review, May 2014

Discrimination and Denationalization in the Dominican Republic – AFL-CIO, March 2014

Dominican-Haitian Tensions: Wag the Dog or Prelude to Genocide? – “News Junkie Post”, December 2, 2013

If you are black, get out: The crisis of statelessness in the Dominican Republic – Daily Kos, October 20, 2013

Legal Analysis of the Sentencia – We Are All Dominican NYC, October 2013

English Translation of DR Constitutional Court Decision TC 168/13, September 23, 2013. Translation by HALA-NY.

The River Massacre: The Real and Imagined Borders of Hispaniola – Windows on Haiti, November 1998

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