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#1647: News digest about Haiti in Dominican press : A comment
I find this a disgrace - I may be stating the obvious here..... but the DR
finds no problem in exploiting Haitian labor in the cane fields, but the
Government doesnt want the burden of caring for the population that is
created in the DR as a result of these bateys. And to add insult to injury,
refuses to grant citizenship to those born on Dominican soil.
If the DR is calling on the international community to assist in the expenses
incurred by the masses of poor laborers within their borders who are of
Haitian descent, they should respect the findings of international human
rights observers, and not turn to mass deportations under often
brutal/abusive conditions as a temporary solution.