Opinion November 2, 2022 | 1:06 pm

According to Juliana O’Neal, there are too many Haitians living in the nation

Source: El Dinero

Congresswoman Juliana O’Neal states that the situation in Haiti and the dangers it poses to the Dominican Republic should be recognized as an emergency, and that the Migration Law’s implementation needs to receive more attention. She approves of the government’s decision to build a wall along the border. O’Neal views the Dominican Republic as a welcoming and open nation to visitors. However, she notes that you have to admit that something is wrong when you visit places where, out of 20 employees, there are six Venezuelans, two Colombians, three Haitians, and a few Dominicans.

She believes that the situation in Haiti should be treated as an emergency because it affects more than what is immediately apparent. She notices a lot of people from that country everywhere she goes, including in the construction, agriculture, and other industries, and this worries her. “The majority of Haitians are not regularized; we must be honest. We do not know. You never know; there are Haitians in this country who commit crimes before returning home. In some cases, they even lack a birth certificate. I realize that this issue needs to be addressed fully, urgently, and with greater seriousness.” She claims that there is an overabundance of Haitians in the nation.

A better quality of life can be sought by emigrating, as the legislator is aware of the crisis this nation is currently in. However, this must be done legally. O’Neal asserts, “I understand that perhaps the Haitian issue has not been given the emergency status it deserves,” which will be printed in full on Thursday. She believes it is shameful that the army and other security agencies have been unable to stop Haitians from migrating illegally, despite the fact that she supports building the wall.

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November 2, 2022 3:08 pm

I walked up to a Dominican on the streets of the Virgin Islands and asked him if he was regularized? He told me that he was feeling regular but that he did have a little headache in the morning. I asked him if he was illegal, and he told me that he didn’t speak English or Spanish. Only Russian. Ms. O’neal, if you want to throw stones, make sure you are not doing it from inside a glass house. We would love for you to regularize your people here in the USA whenever you are ready.

November 2, 2022 9:42 pm
Reply to  Sillyputty

The US can support millions of Haitians. The DR, a small island nation, with limited resources, cannot. This is the reality of the situation.

Last edited 1 year ago by UnCafecito
March 31, 2023 8:32 am
Reply to  UnCafecito

How about simply requiring Haiti to support their people. The US can’t afford to care for the world any more than DR can.

Carlos Hernandez
November 3, 2022 3:16 am
Reply to  Sillyputty

Do not compare maybe 10 illegal Dominicans to over a million Haitians.

November 3, 2022 3:43 am
Reply to  Sillyputty

I agree with alot of your statements, and I fully believe I understand your frustration, am Dominican I live in the US legally for over 25 years and am 28 I worked a variety of jobs , were alot of Dominicans worked also and a lot of them were illegals , so iget your point 100% , Dominicans talk all this bs but when they arrive here in the US they are treated worse than African Americans / Haitians by these same white people who they consider to be better human beings than the Haitians… . White americans have done so much damage to people of darker skin that they are looked at very inferior compared to people of white skin … and right now this damage is basecally un repairable To people of color in the American continent… to the the other side of the world we are oppressed.. the colonizers killed over 50 million Indians … raped millions … 400+ years of slavery….. never held accountable at all. the knees in the neck of millions of people of color in America who till this day is still on our neck…. But we are gonna sit here and say the Haitians who freed us PHYSICALLY, from the chains that tied us for hundreds of years … lol are our enemies… because the oppressor has manipulated your brains to the point of denial… if we would of kicked out the colonizers when we had the chance … all of our lives will be much more different…but now is nearly impossible you can’t fight a nuclear war with a stick…..smh. That’ is exactly the reason why a lot of countries are partnering with the Chinese

Alberto Balsalm
November 4, 2022 11:29 am
Reply to  Drzfinest

So are you willing to pay reparations for centuries of repression and racism Haitians have endured brought on not only by the “white devil”, but Dominicans too? If you’re going to be the almighty social justice keyboard warrior, at least put your money where your mouth is, because clearly your mind is not present and/or functioning.

And your last quote, hilarious, countries partnering with China. Yes China, the honest, free thinking country that has ruthlessly slaughtered and oppressed its own citizens for eternity and spread their genocidal tactics to Tibet, Uighurs, Indians.

Let me guess, you must live in your mom’s basement with Che Guevara and Lenin posters on the wall while happily giving away your paycheck to pay for your Twitch subscription and your Starbucks lattes. Keep on fooling yourself.

November 4, 2022 1:26 pm

I mean they should pay the former slaves for the damage they’ve cost them for centuries and is disgusting to me you don’t feel the same but hey every one is entitled to their own opinion. And let’s just clear this up just because i acknowledged that slavery was wrong and the cause for a lot of misfortune . Does not mean am ok with mass Haitian immigration… the UN shoving the whole Haiti in to our country brother I understand … but the wrong was done …. And it neeeds to be corrected… by the wrong dower’s not by the Dominicans who we are now losing our whole identity because all yu see is Haitians in our country and by no way shape of form I mean this in a discriminatory way but the world should help haiti in Haiti…. And by the way your statement was written i can tell you are a good citizen do I agree with your opinion 100% absolutely not but am I going to respect it absolutely much love take care brother

Carlos Hernandez
November 6, 2022 11:24 am
Reply to  Drzfinest

Since Obama was president…….Racist Black’s are discriminating the white and Latino population on THE USA. They are the privilege one .

Ramon Garcia
November 3, 2022 8:32 am
Reply to  Sillyputty

Send the Dominicans back to DR, will send you the Haitians to the Virgin Islands.

Alberto Gomez
November 3, 2022 9:35 am
Reply to  Sillyputty

Please no more HBO !! Barbecue take your people. What I’m trying to say that Haiti should be de solved by the the great powers. Nothing good is coming out of that country if it a country? This guy Stinky arm pits putty , put or show a link that something’s good or better is coming out or inside of “Haiti “???

Alberto Balsalm
November 4, 2022 11:22 am
Reply to  Sillyputty

I think it’s time you put down the phone and took your meds. Maybe a few therapy sessions while you’re at it..

The bigger picture, which you’re clearly missing, is a sovereign threat with anarchists walking into Dominican territory over a poorly managed border and wreaking havoc.

USA has the luxury of an ocean to separate and cities/towns with armed and trained police to protect. A feature seriously lacking in D.R.

Your username is quite fitting considering the ineptness of your point.

November 30, 2022 5:36 pm
Reply to  Sillyputty

7 out of 10 Dominicans living in the U.S. are U.S. citizens, and very few are undocumented. Still, the U.S. does a fine job of deporting Dominicans by the thousands each year and you don’t hear us protesting nor starting smear campaigns against them for enforcing their immigration laws. It is evident that you Haitians have gotten too comfortable and definitely feel entitled to living in DR given that many of you are illiterate and believe the whole island still belongs to Haiti.

July 26, 2023 5:07 pm
Reply to  Sillyputty

It seems to me that it would be up to the usa to regularize residents in the usa. If someone is illegally in your country, it’s up to your country to deal with it. Unless, you’re suggesting that Dominican police should be roaming the usa arresting illegal Dominicans? Is that your plan?

April 3, 2024 10:40 am
Reply to  Sillyputty

So she controls people that go to other Countries and don’t come back, does she?!?!?!

Juan Soto
November 2, 2022 9:01 pm

Everyone illegal in DR needs to be deported not only the Haitians. The United States during the Obama administration deported over 6 million mainly from Latin America, Haiti, and Dominican Rep.

November 2, 2022 9:38 pm
Reply to  Juan Soto

Venezuelans can stay, especially the woman’s. Haitians and other must go.

April 24, 2023 11:16 am
Reply to  Juan Soto

The same should apply to the United States. Both nations need to crack down on illegal aliens that milk our respective systems dry. If you are in a country illegally you deserve deportation or prosecution or both.

Ramon Garcia
November 3, 2022 8:29 am

Not Haitians, illegal Haitians. And yes there are about 5 million Haitians depleting DR limited social services. And many of those are committing horrendous crimes against Dominican citizens.

November 3, 2022 9:30 am
Reply to  Ramon Garcia

5 million? I thought that this was a serious thread. What bush are you smoking? Let’s say you are correct. The first question to you is, how many of those 5 million Haitians eat? All? Okay, 5 million Haitians have to spend 90% of their earnings within the DR consuming the benefits of their productivity, as well as (labor-wise) greatly contributing to and increasing all levels of productivity. Increases in productivity allow businesses to produce greater output for the same level of input which ultimately means a higher GDP. On a micro level. How many colmados, construction developers, agro firms, sugar ingenios, etc have benefitted from the Haitians being in the DR?

Mr. Sensible
November 3, 2022 10:52 am
Reply to  Sillyputty

Ramon likes to exaggerate and make vague statements like …many of those. How many of your quoted 5 million are committing horrendous crimes? He also lives in a house built by Haitian labour, drives on roads built by Haitianos and eats 80% of his food harvested by Haitians. I could go on….

November 7, 2022 9:39 pm
Reply to  Sillyputty

it just so happens that 13 of the 15 richest countries and territories in the world have less than 5m people.

I like to think that you’re all fools and that’s why your country is in ruins and you prove it, or do you think we are the fools and will fall for that bs?

Jean de Langeron
November 3, 2022 10:26 am

Well. In the Puntacana Bávaro Veron area it is not a Dominican Republic anymore. It is Haiti. Few Dominicans. Voodoo and witchcraft, brujería everywhere. How will this be in the future? Is there any control over the situation? Looks scary!

November 9, 2022 10:08 pm

The haitians Will do the same in DR that they have done in thier own country…..
DR will be haiti number two… just like the label they have in Miami…….they they have already started and soooner or later no one will be safe…

November 12, 2022 10:13 am

What about the gangs keeping food from the poor who are starving, that’s what should be the top priority.

March 31, 2023 8:20 am

Spot-on observation. I see first hand the damage that these illegal aliens are inflicting on the Dominican Republic. They are raping the resources that are supposed to be reserved for citizens much like the situation between South America and the US today. Positive steps need to be taken to seal the border and take resolute steps to remove all illegals from the country. The DR simply cannot allow the country to become a mirror of the US where illegal aliens are concerned.

March 31, 2023 8:30 am

One possible option. Direct all public medical facilities to deny non-emergency care to non-citizens. Further, report to the DR immigration officials all contacts with non-citizens for removal purposes. Kind of harsh but at this point the DR must protect itself from this invasion.

July 19, 2023 2:21 pm

Amen. Finish your border barrier and then start aggressive deportations.

March 16, 2024 12:37 pm

She is absolutely correct. And the majority of them are ILLEGAL ALIENS that need to be returned to Haiti without delay. They are milking the medical and social systems dry and turning the border areas into an absolute hell hole.