A Day Without Haitians as Vendors Stay Clear of Dominican Marketplace

Hundreds of buses have been leaving Santo Domingo for the border for the past week and as the deadline to register has passed many fear mass deportations Avenida Duarte in the Dominican capital is a busy bustling commercial street where hundreds of vendors both Dominican and Haitian normally clog the sidewalks selling everything from clothes to hot dogs. On Friday however, a day after the window for undocumented migrants to apply for residency permits closed, the only salesmen and women working were Dominicans.