Call to Dominican presidential candidates to address rights of Haitian migrants

February 7, 2008 at 8:04 pm Leave a comment

A February 7th article in Dominican Today highlighted a recent request by the Jesuits Refugees and Migrants Service to presidential candidates in the Dominican Republic to address the rights of Haitian migrants.

The article argues that although the country benefits from cheap Haitian manual labor, “the State doesn’t assume its responsibility to guarantee a dignified treatment in its territory; much on the contrary, it has chosen to leave the Haitian immigrants in a state of irregularity and unprotected.”

The plight of Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic has received much international press over the past two years, including articles in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Science.

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