PRESS RELEASE – Haitians in the Dominican Republic

PRESS RELEASE – Haitians in the Dominican Republic

It is with great sadness that the Haitian Association of Indiana (HAI) and its members are observing the injustice happening in just a few days as the Dominican Republic will declare around 250,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent stateless. They will have no citizenship and no rights. An enormous number of deportees have no ties to Republic of Haiti and Haiti cannot support an additional quarter of a million people as refugees. In spite of our frustration and feeling of helplessness this is an enormous human rights violation that we feel warrants immediate action.

This is against established international laws and therefore HAI calls on the United States Government, the United Nations and the International Community to prevent this tragedy from happening. HAI asks that the Dominican Republic stops its planned cleansing of 250,000 black Dominicans.


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