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Dominican Policies Cause Tension Among MA Politicians

The ongoing citizenship crisis in the Dominican Republic has sparked various responses among Massachusetts politicians. They must find the balance between acting on their opinions, their constituents’ demands and the good of the greater international community. For some, this issue is much more personal; State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, for example, was born to Haitian parents who immigrated to the U.S. For Dorcena Forry and others, the response is clear: boycott the DR to pressure the Dominican government into ending the humanitarian crisis. However, other politicians argue that a boycott will hurt the Dominican economy and the Dominican population living in the U.S. This source of opposition may be decisive in future elections. Click HERE for the original article. Caribbean issue divides Mass. lawmakers Maria Sacchetti, The Boston Globe July 18, 2015 State Representative Frank Moran and Senator Linda Dorcena […]

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