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New York.- Dominicans living in upper Manhattan and other districts of the city have begun treading lightly during their usual outings, foregoing any social activity and visits to friends or relatives.

"The outings to the streets have to be cut; I don’t visit the old  folks or my brother, friends, or places; Immigration began stopping people in several states; I only go to work," are some of the many concerns Dominicans express.

Many of the undocumented immigrants say despite having spent many years in the US without having problems with authorities ever, admit that they are "taking a chance" when they leave for work as fear accompanies their every step.

That fear has also spread among even residents living legally in the Big Apple for decades. "This residence is canceled for any nonsense and send one to the yard, you have to tread lightly," they say.

In response, Dominican elected officials in upper Manhattan, US congressman Adriano Espaillat, NY state senator Marisol Alcántara, assemblywoman Carmen de la Rosa and councilman Ydanis Rodríguez, are actively in advising their compatriots, holding meetings and forums with the Dominican community.

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39 comment(s)
Written by: zooma, 17 Feb 2017 9:31 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

Yes, this is true. Family in states, naturalized citizens, are slightly paranoid, worried, about their status, profiled, fearing they will be stopped in the streets for any reason just to "check".

Thank you Mr Trump, for nothing, but grief.

Written by: bienamor, 17 Feb 2017 9:42 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
have no empathy for those that are illegal and have been living there for decades. They have had more than enough time to be legal. this also applies to those living here in the DR for decades that are without legal status.
Written by: caonabo, 17 Feb 2017 9:47 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Could you imagine the outcry if politicos here where doing the same with Haitian illegals.......
Written by: caonabo, 17 Feb 2017 9:54 AM
From: Dominican Republic
"Written by: zooma, 17 Feb 2017 9:31 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic
Yes, this is true. Family in states, naturalized citizens, are slightly paranoid, worried, about their status, profiled, fearing they will be stopped in the streets for any reason just to "check".

Why in the world would a naturalized citizen be worried.......???? fake news....
Written by: laman00, 17 Feb 2017 10:57 AM
From: United States, San Fernando valley, CA
Even 'legal' Dominicans tread lightly in Trump Land

..............................................FAKE NEWS..............................................
Written by: Jeanarenas, 17 Feb 2017 11:21 AM
From: Puerto Rico
Yet another attempt at yellow journalism...
Written by: bernies, 17 Feb 2017 12:16 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
This is another fake news since I haven't heard not even one of any legal resident having problems. Now those living there for years without legal status in that country should be aware that they might get deported if they are caught. I remembered when I was living in Miami during Bill Clinton term between 96 and 2000 that many illegal workers were taken out of their jobs in restaurants by ICE because they used to do raids in those places. So now Trump is rounding administration is rounding up illegal immigrants with criminal records and trying to deport them and there is outcry. It is not that Trump doesn't immigrants in the USA, what he wants are legal migrants that work and pay their taxes and that doesn't do bad thing. For all of you liberal democrats, just remembered one thing. That law of deporting even legal residents or green card holders was created by your party guy Bill Clinton. He was the one that started all of that, so don't be blaming the Republic for that. Capiche.
Written by: anthonyC, 17 Feb 2017 2:32 PM
From: United States



They weren't worried when Obama was deporting over 3 Million of them?


Biased Fake News
Written by: venganzaderafael, 17 Feb 2017 4:26 PM
From: United States
I am a legal immigrant to the US and I have NO fear whatsoever. If you are in US legally , you have rights.
Agree with those above...Fake yellow journalism in cahoots with the extreme left.
Written by: venganzaderafael, 17 Feb 2017 4:27 PM
From: United States
I am a legal immigrant to the US and I have NO fear whatsoever. If you are in US legally , you have rights.
Agree with those above...Fake yellow journalism in cahoots with the extreme left.
Written by: RobertoJose, 17 Feb 2017 10:57 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.....Don't sing it, just bring it !!!!
Let's go TRUMP, give the legal immigrants a chance. Screw the illegals, the should know better.
Written by: RobertoJose, 17 Feb 2017 10:57 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.....Don't sing it, just bring it !!!!
Let's go TRUMP, give the legal immigrants a chance. Screw the illegals, the should know better.
Written by: danny00, 18 Feb 2017 4:03 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
fake news by fake people.
Written by: danny00, 18 Feb 2017 9:20 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
they know better this what these people do. In the United States they deport in the dr they lynch the illegals. u still care about the dr?
Written by: danny00, 18 Feb 2017 9:38 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
many times I have seen the DR military make raids on Haitians in pop. in trucks on the malecon they would round up the Haitians, many didn't have passports or ID's but some did and they was legal. the police would destroy the papers. this doesn't happen in the United States. FAKE NEWS COMING OUT OF NEW YORK FROM LEGAL DOMINICANS. guess many of them received a few dollars to say they are SCARED? scared of what? don't be scared go collect your benefits and go shoplifting. all is good in AMERICA.
Written by: danny00, 18 Feb 2017 9:44 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Dominican law long held anyone born in the country, regardless of the immigration status of their parents, to be a citizen.

Then came a 2010 constitutional amendment limiting citizenship to descendants of legal immigrants — followed by an obscene 2013 court ruling applying the change back to 1929.

Finally, the government in effect insisted that everyone who looks foreign (read, black) had to prove their ancestors were legal.

How many US citizens can prove their ancestors entered legally?

Since many of these “non-citizens” don’t qualify for citizenship in Haiti either, the retroactive move created the fifth-largest group of stateless people in the world. And most speak only Spanish, not the French or Creole spoken in Haiti, and have never lived anywhere else.

Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which share the island of Hispaniola, have a long and contentious history rife with racial tensions, but that hardly warrants creating a needless humanitarian disaster. Tens of thous
Written by: danny00, 18 Feb 2017 9:44 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Dominican law long held anyone born in the country, regardless of the immigration status of their parents, to be a citizen.

Then came a 2010 constitutional amendment limiting citizenship to descendants of legal immigrants — followed by an obscene 2013 court ruling applying the change back to 1929.

Finally, the government in effect insisted that everyone who looks foreign (read, black) had to prove their ancestors were legal.

How many US citizens can prove their ancestors entered legally?

Since many of these “non-citizens” don’t qualify for citizenship in Haiti either, the retroactive move created the fifth-largest group of stateless people in the world. And most speak only Spanish, not the French or Creole spoken in Haiti, and have never lived anywhere else.

Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which share the island of Hispaniola, have a long and contentious history rife with racial tensions, but that hardly warrants creating a needless humanitarian disaster. Tens of thous
Written by: danny00, 18 Feb 2017 9:47 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
what's goes around comes around. f-ing cry babies.
Written by: sweetbabyj, 18 Feb 2017 11:22 AM
From: United States
this is not true unless you commit a crime. Anyone who comes to America legally has every right to live in peace. You commit a crime or fraud you should not be here
Written by: danny00, 18 Feb 2017 11:24 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university

ARGUMENT
The Dominican Republic’s Shameful Deportation Legacy
The Dominican Republic is desperately trying to win back the world's respect after its expulsion of Haitians. History, however, stands in its way.BY MICHELE WUCKEROCTOBER 8, 2015facebooktwittergoogle-plusredditLinkedIn email
The Dominican Republic’s Shameful Deportation Legacy
Today’s refugee crisis in Europe recalls another refugee crisis that occurred nearly eight decades ago. In 1938, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called officials from 32 nations to assemble in Évian-les-Bains, France, to devise a plan to help Europe’s Jewish refugees. Not a single major country stepped up in a significant way, and most did nothing at all. The only leader to heed the call: Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, the dictator of the Dominican Republic, who offered 100,000 visas and 26,000 acres.But Trujillo’s seemingly benevolent invitation was, in fact, nothing more than a cynical attempt to restore his image. In early October 1937,
Written by: danny00, 18 Feb 2017 1:49 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
ans. The episode is known as the Parsley Massacre 25,000 Haitians dead. now that's a VISA.
Written by: danny00, 18 Feb 2017 1:55 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Mass deportations of Haitian immigrants from Dominican Republic ... - CNN.com
CNN. 2015/06/16 › americas › hait...
Jun 21, 2015 - Undocumented immigrants in the Dominican Republic -- the vast majority Haitians -- face deportation as a deadline ...AND U GUY SAY YOUR SCARED? HAHAHAHAHA. scared your going to lose your food stamps ?
Written by: Tuznik, 18 Feb 2017 3:42 PM
From: United States
Rosevelt also signed the good neighbor pact . This was to prevent any aggression against the United States . It gave clearance to go into Latin America to clean out dissent against America , Trujillo was a tyrant . Very much like Sadam . Plus I won't deny that Trujillo was an American plant . But that still won't save any body in America that is hiding under the radar and not paying taxes like every body else . Living off of the welfare rolls , no taxes and pulling off crimes to support an easy way of life .
At the cost if every body else of course . I'm all for the crack down . If it will get the cartels and gang bangers out of American society . The DR can have them back where its an acceptable way of life down there . Those here legally and with out a criminal back ground are welcome . As long as they work for a living . Like every other hard working American that works and pays taxes .
Written by: danny00, 18 Feb 2017 5:21 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university

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Written by: RobertoJose, 17 Feb 2017 10:57 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.....Don't sing it, just bring it !!!!
Let's go TRUMP, give the legal immigrants a chance. Screw the illegals, the should know better. THEY DO BETTER. in life these illegals do everything wrong. when they get up in the morning each day they look for trouble. enough is enough just as u Dominica want too rid the dr from Haitians the United States wants too get rid of all illegals. GO TRUMP, GO.
Written by: runfresh01, 18 Feb 2017 5:26 PM
From: United States
I'm from dominican descend and I totally agree except the way of life you describe is NOT acceptable
in the D.R.. Most people would like those people locked up. They are a threat to the dominican society as well.
Written by: runfresh01, 18 Feb 2017 5:27 PM
From: United States
I'm from dominican descend and I totally agree except the way of life you describe is NOT acceptable
in the D.R.. Most people would like those people locked up. They are a threat to the dominican society as well.
Written by: Tuznik, 18 Feb 2017 5:46 PM
From: United States
Even legal Dominicans tread lightly ..... Why ? Do they have some illegal side business going ?
Act like a crook walk like a crook and talk like a crook . And you will get questioned . Be a tough guy and bully people around . And when the law shows up your victims point at you . American isn't some third world nation where tough guy cartel types and gangs of thugs roam in the night . While other just keep their heads down in fear . . There are people on the run from cartel owned nations . Where politicians make good money to turn their heads . That is a matter sanctuary . Not welfare which is why America can't run on a deficit any more . Trump may be the guy that does get rid of the cartels and their way of life . If he does make some good changes and brings America out of this situation .
Then I would be all for going into some of these Central American country's and putting an end to the cartel rule and their way of govt. . And evil governing is what they are doing .
Written by: Tuznik, 18 Feb 2017 6:16 PM
From: United States
On the run .. Sanctuary is something America must show . That is where welfare comes in . But coming to America and sucking up welfare as a way of just living isn't OK . Sticking a gun in your belt and going out to deal drugs isn't the answer either . Help is good for those who need it when running for their lives . But sticking a gun in your belt so you can be a big man and breaking the law for a living is what many of these so called immigrants are doing . They are bringing to America the same damn thing their mothers are running from . Mothers trying to save their children by escaping may keep their heads down in silence when they get here . Don't know that here in America you can point at the bad guys that they ran from . And something will be done about it . This is the attitude that is coming . Get with the program or leave is the message . Even mothers on the run to save their kids can be legal .
The thugs that follow . No . Get the hell out now . Not here in America .
Written by: Tuznik, 18 Feb 2017 6:37 PM
From: United States
Tread lightly if any one thinks they can bring the cartel way of life and the crooked political field here to America with them . It ain't gonna happen any more . So protest all they want . Cry all they want .
Come to America to make the cheese . Not just chew on it like rats . Do any of these protestors who are here illegally want to go back and make the country they ran from like America ? They shouldn't be protesting the hand that feeds them . What they should be doing is protesting what they ran from . And learn how to be American enough to back a change things where they ran from . Take the values of America back to the pit they left . Before they cry and demand about how they were treated here .
They could go back to the way of life they failed to change themselves . Don't forget that . Law and order . No more excuses . Stop crying , get legal , respect law and order or go back . Its a wake up call now . America is not Latin America where the cartel cash rules the day .
Written by: venganzaderafael, 18 Feb 2017 7:04 PM
From: United States
Hey "distorting danny", dummy I'm not letting you distort our Constitution or our history to fit your Haitian agenda.
NEVER in the modern history of the Dominican Republic have we ever granted citizenship to illegal Haitians, ( we didn't have ANY other nationality coming illegally from 1844-1929 except Haitians.)
After we lost over 5,000 sq mi to illegal Haitian encroachment in 1929, the law was constitutionally formalized: citizenship by blood or LEGAL immigration only.
It was clarified in 2010 because of the stupid argument by Haitians trying to interpret OUR constitution by saying the term foreigners in transit did not refer to them....yea, right...That's the ticket.
Your full of it danny
Written by: danny00, 18 Feb 2017 9:21 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Dominicans hire haitians 4 cheap labor. then some of u lynch them or beat them. your the jerk dummy.? 3rd world country guess u didn't know that. BUILD a WALL
Written by: danny00, 19 Feb 2017 7:44 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Constitution or our history to fit your Haitian agenda.
NEVER ...............who's talking about your so-called consititution? I'm posting about the way u treat people. it's Dominicans that are bring Haitians into the dr hiring them giving them jobs. why don't u attack the rich dominicas who import them into the DR? NO JOBS NO HAITIANS. your scared to place the blame on the source of all your problems. FAKE NEWS AND FAKE BULLSHIP BY DOMINICANS.
Written by: chics, 19 Feb 2017 11:15 AM
From: United States
if you are here "illegal" get your papers....isn't it the same in the d.r.??
Written by: hellborn25, 19 Feb 2017 11:52 AM
From: United States, United states, homes of taxes and every foul philosophy on the planet.
I say we deport that gorilla face danny mojon 00 hey Haitian loser your still here being the hater loser , cara de culo , bajo a peo , vete a lava ese culo morado. lmao!
Written by: danny00, 19 Feb 2017 6:38 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
HELLBORN000, see your back. u want to pick on me why? u a-S holes import them into the dr then u want to deport them. are u guys that stupid HELLBORN000,? I shouldn't ask such a stupid world-wide the people know about the lack of intelligence in the dr. HEY! u still going upstart to sing sing and Clinton to vist your brothers and your sister? SHIP they been at these prisons 4 years.
Written by: danny00, 20 Feb 2017 10:46 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Hellborn000, I can't wait to see u on the next con-air flight from JFK -SDQ.... hope your brothers and sister are on the flight with u. HAHAHAHAHAHA
Written by: hellborn25, 21 Feb 2017 12:42 PM
From: United States, United states, homes of taxes and every foul philosophy on the planet.
Hey danny00 your going on 10 years of talking outa your ass, hows that florida rathole you live in doing, hey monkey boy I want to put Vaseline in that purple culo of yours and make sweet love to it lmao. lets take it back to Africa . lol
Written by: UnderCover, 21 Feb 2017 3:17 PM
From: United States, Greatest City in the Galaxy!!
Now you know what DT meant when he said he's creating Jobs for Americans. He's only creating larger enforcement divisions (GESTAPO SQUADS) in order to crack down on illegals, drugs, gangs, those are the only jobs he will ever create for Americans. He will hire all the Rednecks in America (keeps his promise to them at the same time) and give them all the freedom they want to chase everyone. WANT A JOB..HERE TAKE THIS WEAPON, AND BADGE GO CHASE ILLEGALS NO MATTER WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE.

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN-REDNECK STYLE
Written by: UnderCover, 21 Feb 2017 3:18 PM
From: United States, Greatest City in the Galaxy!!
look up
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