Dominican Republic expels at least 244 Haitians, including young children, in latest racist attack inspired by U.S. border repression, November 24, 2013.
A group of Haitians who had been living in the southwestern Dominican town of Neiba the past several years sought refuge at a police station because they feared further reprisals, Lissaint said. Police handed the group over to soldiers who drove them to the border and expelled them to Haiti on Saturday.
Migrant advocates said some of the people sent out of the Dominican Republic were eager to leave because they feared they would be more mob violence.
Jean-Baptiste Azolin, deputy coordinator for the Support Group for Repatriates and Refugees, said not all the people who were repatriated were picked up at the police station.
“Some of them were caught in the streets, with their children, and were sent to Haiti — like that, without anything,” Azolin said.
Workers for the Haitian government’s National Office of Migration greeted the expelled Haitians and others of Haitian descent, many of them mothers with their children, including a 3-day-old boy. They were taken to a shelter north of the capital, Port-au-Prince, where they received food. They were also each given the equivalent of $22 to help them return to their former Haitian towns.
“Some people (here) have their children in the Dominican Republic, and they don’t know where they are,” Fritz Jimani, one of the deported people, said in Spanish.
BUT YET I SEE SO MANY POST ON HERE FROM DOMINICAN AMERICANS WHO CLAIM AFRICAN AMERICANS DONT UNDERSTAND THEM AND FIND THEM TO BE UNACCEPTING OF THEMSELVES AND DOWNRIGHT RACIST. HMMMM WONDER WHERE WE GET THAT IDEA FROM. I LOVE BEING BLACK AND FUCK ANYBODY THAT GOT A PROBLEM WITH IT. NOBODY FEELS BAD WHEN BLACKS ARE MISTREATED AND DEALT WITH LIKE STREET TRASH BUT WE’RE ALWAYS SHAMED WHEN WE DONT HARBOR FEELING OF ACCEPTANCE, CHARITY, AND BROTHERHOOD TO OTHER PEOPLE. SMH