Thousands of Haitian Migrants Face Deportation From Dominican Republic

Hundreds of thousands of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent face the risk of deportation from the Dominican Republic.
Wednesday night serves as the official deadline for migrants to present identifying documentation or prove they have registered for a "regularization" program.
The Dominican government recently changed it's nationality and immigration laws aimed resolving illegal migration from neighboring Haiti.
Those without documentation or proof of registration for the migrant program ought expect enforcement of the amended laws to begin Thursday.
Human rights groups say the move is rooted in longstanding racism and xenophobia in the Dominican Republic towards darker-skinned Haitians.



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