Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

A Refugee Crisis Forming on the DR-Haiti Border

While worldwide attention to the Syrian refugee crisis is long-overdue, many Americans are overlooking a crisis much closer to home: On the border of Haiti and Dominican Republic, refugee camps are forming because of unjust citizenship laws imposed by the Dominican government. Fueled by xenophobia and racism, these laws have resulted in a large population of stateless individuals. This article recommends that “perhaps it is also time for the DR’s neighbors in the Americas to consider sanctioning the country until it fully addresses the refugee crisis it has created.” Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. There’s Another Refugee Crisis That Has Nothing To Do With ISIS Juliet Hooker, Slant December 8, 2015 The outpouring of global solidarity with France that followed the recent terrorist attacks in Paris was almost immediately followed in the U.S. in some quarters by […]

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