The Stream

Is there a future for Haitians in the Dominican Republic?

Stateless Haitians must prove they belong in the country or face deportation.

For stateless Haitians in the Dominican Republic, their long fight to stay in the country continues, and once a June 17 deadline to legalise their status passes, many fear they will be deported en masse to Haiti. Government supporters say the nation will benefit from stronger immigration laws, while critics believe Santo Domingo’s actions are rooted in a history of anti-Haitian racism. Join the discussion at 1930GMT.

On today’s episode, we speak to: 

Nassef Perdomo @NassefPerdomo
Constitutional Lawyer

Julio Louis

Cristina Aguiar
Former DR Ambassador to the UN

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