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People Stripped of Dominican Citizenship Fill Border Camps in Haiti

Tensions between Dominican Republic and Haiti have historically been quite high, even though Haitian workers make significant contributions to DR’s economy. Following a 2013 Constitutional Court ruling which retroactively stripped citizenship from descendants of immigrants, thousands of people of Haitian descent were deported or fled to Haiti. Now, those people are trying to make a life in camps on the Haitian side of the border. Many of them have no job prospects and no significant ties to a country they haven’t been in for years, if ever. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. For background info on what’s happening in DR, click HERE. Deported From Their Own Country Jacob Kushner, TakePart March 11, 2016 FOND BAYARD, Haiti—On April 28, 2009, Julia Antoine gave birth to a girl in a hospital in the town of Los […]

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