Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Are people self-deporting or fleeing from DR?

This article sheds light on what those who are allegedly “self-deporting” from the Dominican Republic (DR) to Haiti are facing both in DR and once they arrive in Haiti. Many of them left due to threats or promises that self-deportation would allow them to re-enter DR legally in the future, whereas waiting to be deported by officials would lead to a 3-year ban from DR. In Haiti, there isn’t a good support system for the massive influx of immigrants. Two IJDH legal interns who went on a delegation to the border are quoted in this article as well. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. How The Dominican Republic Is Trying To Remove Its Immigrant Population Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, Think Progress July 9, 2015 Melila, a 30-year-old Haitian national, moved to the Dominican Republic to study […]

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