What’s next for a crackdown on Haitian migrants as the Dominican Republic leader enters a new term?

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I am reluctant to enter this conversation. Like in other countries the problem is far more complicated than you or I make it in our simple observations and generalizations and accusations.

Being that I recognize the demand for Haitian workers and being that I also see Haitians truly desperate, and being that I also see Haitians taking advantage of the system I I cannot judge. And for that reason and many more, who are we to be the authorities?
 

johne

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Oh no, not at all. This is about the Haitian problem in LT that was pointed out in graphic detail in another thread right here on DR1.

It would seem LT would be well served by a number of big green buses at this time. Team Luis, after all, has complete control in their overwhelming victory on Sunday. And he did make promises, didn't he?
And you point is....(beyond this post)?
 

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I am reluctant to enter this conversation. Like in other countries the problem is far more complicated than you or I make it in our simple observations and generalizations and accusations.

Being that I recognize the demand for Haitian workers and being that I also see Haitians truly desperate, and being that I also see Haitians taking advantage of the system I I cannot judge. And for that reason and many more, who are we to be the authorities?
Very well said Lindsey.
 
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I am reluctant to enter this conversation. Like in other countries the problem is far more complicated than you or I make it in our simple observations and generalizations and accusations.

Being that I recognize the demand for Haitian workers and being that I also see Haitians truly desperate, and being that I also see Haitians taking advantage of the system I I cannot judge. And for that reason and many more, who are we to be the authorities?
Completely agree Lindsey. The ones that have given up hope tear me apart. The ones that try and play the system (and me) I have no sympathy for.
 
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aarhus

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There is definitely a demand for Haitian workers. It has helped grow the economy.
 

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I am reluctant to enter this conversation. Like in other countries the problem is far more complicated than you or I make it in our simple observations and generalizations and accusations.

Being that I recognize the demand for Haitian workers and being that I also see Haitians truly desperate, and being that I also see Haitians taking advantage of the system I I cannot judge. And for that reason and many more, who are we to be the authorities?
The situation is simple. Deport illegals. If you need workers give them work visas.
 

johne

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Two days ago he was re-elected. Imagine 4 more years with threads like this. Utter foolishness. Sad.
 
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On that same note, why only mention Haitians? If there would be any justice ALL illegal immigrants should be thrown out, even those who are living in big houses and pay to leave should be deported and hunted down just as the Haitians...

And also if all haitian workers would be deported, then who would be doing the constructions for a ultralow salary? The result would be that construction work would cost at least triple what they do today. Would anyone want to buy a $1 million that used to cost $300000?

It's a paradoxal world we're living in, nobody wants "illegal aliens" in their country, but in many countries they are the ones who are the foundation of the economy and are do all the work that that legal residents don't want to do. So without them economies would be even worse.

And on a side note, this weekend it was supposed to not be possible to buy drinks at bars and colmados etc.. I was at a bar multiple times and even the politur, even while "working" were drinking...
So yeah..... I don't have high expectations of any "continuous change", just the same old same old..
 
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NALs

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On that same note, why only mention Haitians?
Because they mske up well over 80% of all illegal immigrants. The DR wouldn’t have a large illegal immigrant problem if it wasn’t for Haiti. For example, after illegal immigrants from Haiti the se ond biggest group are Venezuelans. Any sector where Venezuelans outnumber Dominican workers?
 

aarhus

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I have also run into Haitians who keep a home in the DR. In Santo Domingo I had a neighbor like that. Not very wealthy. I wonder how many do that.