Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Activists Nationwide Urge President Obama to Take Stand on DR

More and more activists and human rights groups are joining together to demand that international governments, particularly the Obama administration, take a stand against impending deportations from the Dominican Republic. After a registration deadline (which was extremely difficult to meet) passed on July 17, the Dominican government promised to begin deporting unregistered people starting August 1. Most of these people are of Haitian descent. Some fear that the Obama administration will not take a stand against this human rights crisis because of the US’ own practices of deporting people of Haitian descent. Black Activists Pressure Obama To Defend Stateless Dominicans Groups accuse U.S. officials of ignoring a racially motivated human rights crisis just off its shores. Roque Planas, The Huffington Post July 30, 2015 NEW YORK — Black activists and immigrant groups across the country are pressing the Obama administration to take a […]

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