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Haiti Border Crisis Grows As Dominican Republic Expels ‘Migrants’
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Haiti Border Crisis Grows As Dominican Republic Expels ‘Migrants’

Every morning, Gustavo Adolfo wakes up in a migrant shelter in Haiti, treks across a field of burnt brush where men make charcoal, and crosses a river into the Dominican Republic, a country he left in fear three months ago.

With a machete strapped to his waist, Adolfo is joined by others each day in a desperate effort to make a living. They cross the border into the wealthier Dominican Republic under constant threat of arrest or expulsion.

“I can make 200 pesos ($4.50) a day working in the fields there,” said the middle-aged Haitian as he swatted away a swarm of mosquitoes.

With a machete strapped to his waist, Adolfo is joined by others each day in a desperate effort to make a living. They cross the border into the wealthier Dominican Republic under constant threat of arrest or expulsion.

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