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Vermont Senator Speaks Out on DR Statelessness Crisis

Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont has issued a strong statement against the current crisis in the Dominican Republic (DR). In it, he emphasizes the tensions between DR and Haiti, the state of fear that Dominican-Haitians are living in, and the incapacity of the Haitian government to support all those who are fleeing DR or stand to be deported. Senator Leahy also alludes to the US’ own issues with deportations and expresses a desire for DR to learn from our mistakes. Click HERE for the original press release. Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Discrimination Against Dominicans of Haitian Descent August 4, 2015 I have traveled to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and am familiar with the history of racial tensions between the population of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent, and other citizens of the Dominican Republic.  These problems are by […]

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