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For decades, the Dominican Republic has had a lax attitude towards immigration. It is a land of emigrants, with hundreds of thousands living all around the world, many undocumented. The Bible verse, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” has always prevailed.

There are also practical issues at stake. The long land border with Haiti makes it very costly and practically impossible to stop undocumented Haitians from crossing over to a land where they find jobs in farming, construction, households and free medical services at public hospitals.

Yet, Haiti’s political, economic, and social crisis has been escalating in recent years, and migration is increasing. Now the Abinader administration has announced new measures to oblige businesses to regularize their workers. The National Migration Council is ordering that the migratory laws be met and is...

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