Haitians are being forced to leave the Dominican Republic quickly, causing widespread panic in the simultaneous spike.
Recently, more than 31,000 have been deported to Haiti this year in the Dominican Republic, of which 12,000 have been deported in the last three months.
Human rights activists are considering it as the most alarming rate of deportation. Activists are also coinciding with the rise of the new President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, who became the President in August last year.
The Dominican Republic is being accused of targeting unprotected people, bringing back the ideology of racial criticism, and separating children from their parents and taking families apart.
The Demography of Haiti almost consists of Blacks. At the same time, a majority of Dominicans are of mixed race. Dominican authorities are allegedly filtering the Haitians who crossed the border illegally and the assistance of the people born and raised in this country.
Meanwhile, on examining the situation in the Dominican Republic, national coordinator for the nonprofit National Roundtable for Migration and Refugees, William Charpantier said, “We have never seen something like this. The Government is acting like we are at war against them.”
Haitian officials said the Government is forcing even Black Dominicans born to Dominicans on the pretext of mistakenly assuming them as Haitians. The government is also forcing the deportation of pregnant women, splitting families apart, arresting people on fake cases, violating laws and agreements between two nations.
Activists further alleged that racism and rejection of Haitians are aggressive. Dominicans are mistreating them and disregarding them by passing derogatory remarks against them.
Meanwhile, a member of the nonprofit group of Haiti said, “We don’t come here to take over the country. we are just trying to survive.”