I was asked a serious of questions that were intended to imply that people leave for the developed nations because they are inherently better. I disagree with that thought process. It is the brainwashed thinking of those who drink the kool aid and believe the hype. True opportunity exists in the frontier countries. When I asked about people who were part of the economic successes in the Dominican Republic, they choose not to answer.
So I started this thread to explore and explain about the opportunities the Dominican Republic offers and why Haitians will always be attracted to it. The article contains some very interesting information. But the part that jumped out to me most is:
"Wooding said that amid tough rhetoric, there is “an open secret” that exists within the Dominican government and among the Dominican people regarding migrant labor. They understand that key industries – construction, agriculture and tourism, for example – rely heavily on cheap Haitian labor. As a result, government officials straddle the fence between appeasing ultranationalists who call for a stricter border policy and satisfying business and economic interests deeply invested in maintaining the status quo."
There are those who simply maintain that Haitian workers are not needed in the Dominican Republic. I call bull on those posted. I have never seen such a blatant expression of the realities that I have seen that exists on the ground.