World November 24, 2022 | 10:01 am

Unicef reports that the DR deported 1,800 children

According to UNICEF, Dominican authorities have returned at least 1,800 unaccompanied Haitian migrant children to their home country. The Dominican Republic rejected the accusation, which was filed on Tuesday as the government tightened its immigration crackdown in response to the cholera outbreak and ongoing gang violence in Haiti. The two countries share the island of Hispaniola, with a border of 390 kilometers (240 miles).

International observers have condemned the repression, accusing the Dominican Republic of mass deportations, racist treatment of migrants, and the confinement of Haitians in deplorable conditions. Girls and boys are among those fleeing to the Dominican Republic, many of whom are expelled through various border crossings, where UNICEF partners receive them, according to the UN agency for children.

The CNN news channel first reported the story, which was later confirmed by UNICEF, which declined to comment further. It is unclear whether the children were separated from their parents during the journey or fled Haiti on their own. Venancio Alcántara, director of the Dominican immigration authority, rejected the complaints, stating that the agency follows specific rules in the case of children and that “minors are with their parents at all times.”

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Alberto martinez
November 24, 2022 5:01 pm

Those are rookie numbers, let that be 1 million

Mr. Lopez
November 24, 2022 5:24 pm

So this new assault against the Dominican Republic is because the DR is implementing its own laws, The DR is not the solution to the Haitien problem, that needs to be clear. If the US and the open border NGOs care so much then they can bring all the People from Haiti to the United States. The Level of hypocrisy is beyond belief. Lets not forget the US border patrol whipping the Haitien migrants from a mounted patrol. We will Defend The DR with Our own blood if necessary.

Mr. Lopez
November 24, 2022 5:26 pm

This shit has “Sleepy Joe” written all over. He was the DR to have open borders, but he forgets The DR is not the US 51st State?