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Remis Pierre returned to his home community of Kabay after a stint working in the neighboring Dominican Republic, and has now been able to make a living for himself at home as a result of an MCC agroforestry project. He wants to encourage other young people in his community to "take heart and work together" to make a better future for themselves and their families.
Despite the current, anti-immigrant climate in the D.R. that seeks to vilify immigrant groups and Haitians specifically, concerned citizens are coming together - youth, human rights organizations, and churches - to accompany and assist those most in need.
...Last year, the D.R. began deporting undocumented Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent under new, controversial immigration laws. Haitian youth — in school or out, living with family or not — have been caught up in these policies’ effects (...)
''In the Dominican Republic, thousands of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent stripped of their citizenship are living in fear of deportation because of recent, harsh changes to immigration laws. An estimated 66,000 people have already fled the Dominican Republic and entered Haiti, and many are struggling to rebuild their lives...
Election results have been posted. Though the results did not come on the same evening I wrote our previous post, they did come the following day. And miraculously, the streets of Port-au-Prince saw no major disruptions, none of the usual post-election protests and road blockades.
Over the past week, an explosion of news stories, photos, and interviews have hit the internet - stories covering the mounting crisis facing hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrant workers in the Dominican Republic. I for one am very happy for the coverage.