Black People Politics : US Military Aid Supports Anti-Haitian Deportations in the Dominican Republic

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    After the Dominican Republic stripped naturalized citizenship rights from residents with roots in
    Haiti, hundreds of thousands of its residents became essentially stateless. On June 15, the Dominican
    Republic gave them two days to produce documentation to register their immigration status under
    threat of deportation to Haiti. At least 200,000 were unable to make the deadline.

    The Dominican Republic says it isn't planning a "mass deportation," but it is readying buses to
    shuttle Haitian-descendant Dominicans to newly opened detention centers. Over the weekend, at least
    700 Haitian-Dominicans fled the chaos. The Dominican Republic says it will begin deportations in August.

    The United States funds the Dominican military and provides millions of dollars in development and
    humanitarian aid. US Border Patrol agents monitor the Haitian-Dominican border. In the face of
    this gross human rights violation, the US should consider withholding some forms of aid to the
    Dominican Republic.

    Read more: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/...aitian-deportations-in-the-dominican-republic
     
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