Last week the Dominican government announced it is temporarily halting the planned deportations of thousands of Domincio-Haitians. On Friday the Organization of American States (OAS) travelled to the island where they assessed the current Dominican Republic situation, and met with Haitian and Dominican government leaders on the controversial deportation plan.
By Reginald Liger
To deny people their human rights is to challenge the very existence of humanity. Human rights is not a privilege granted by the few; they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, includes the rights of all humans; those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life.
What is going on currently in the Dominican Republic is an injustice to the Dominico-Haitians affected. I don’t claim to have a solution to the issue. However its important to note that these anti-Haiti sentiments started long ago, following the successful liberation of the Dominican Republic in 1822 by Haitians.
By Georges Bossous, Jr. Georges Bossous, Jr. is the executive director, Word and Action, Inc. and the CEO/ publisher of…
The Haitian Diaspora in New York City, led by the Haitian American Caucus marched on July from 14th Street Union Square to the Google building on eighth avenue between West 15th and West 16th Street.
By Vania Andre
The key thing to remember about the ethnic cleansing taking place in the Dominican Republic is that we are all immigrants of some nation.
This is not a Haiti / Dominican immigration issue. This is a basic human rights issue. The men and women targeted and affected by this are the descendants of immigrants. Who among us here are not?
By Carlotta Mohamed
Four cities will march and speak out against injustice, protesting the Dominican Republic’s ethnic cleansing and mass deportations of Dominico-Haitians on Thursday.
The Haitian community in Philadelphia will join Haitian communities in New York, Miami, Atlanta and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to bring attention and immediate action through marches held in their communities, said Marc Antoine, co-chair of the Community Development for the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s prime minister warned Thursday that the Dominican Republic is creating a humanitarian crisis with its…
By Carlotta Mohamed
U.S. Representative Frederica Wilson and The Raben Group hosted a brief conference call on Tuesday, as panelists of experts clarified issues about the Dominican Republic’s mass deportation of 200,000 Dominico-Haitians. The Florida politician’s district makes up the largest Haitian-American population in the United States.
The situation between the Dominican Republic and Haiti has led to some confusion of late, said Professor Ediberto Roman, a faculty member of the Florida International University College of Law. It’s a debate that is highly characterized as an immigration issue.
It is an issue of human rights and constitutional law relating to citizens, he said. We’re talking about “generations of individuals in the Dominican Republic that saw themselves as citizens, said Professor Roman.
By Vania Andre
The Haitian government released a statement Wednesday denying rumors that the government had placed a trade embargo on the Dominican Republic.
“Contrary to widespread rumors on some blogs and social networks, there isn’t a ban on the sale of Dominican products in our territory,” according to a statement issued by the prime minister’s communication office.