Responding to the Dominican Republic Boycott

Read the full response here: www.elizabetheames.blogspot.com

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So why is there this uproar now? Why is there no talk about the opportunity? Doesn’t anyone speak Spanish? Aren’t any of the NGOs sending out announcements? WHY NOT?

Keeping you focused on the injustice of the “in transit clause”, and mourning the dead of the 1937 massacre,  will keep you from examining the Actual decree of the President which deals primarily with the 53,000 with questionable cedulas (13,000 of Haitian descent) and  with the bulk of the 435,000 HAITIANS – and other illegal immigrants – who live here.

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The decree sets out how they go about getting their papers.

 But no one seems to be reading the decree. No one seems to be translating it into Kreyole. (or even English – which is odd — it is almost as if the DR does not object to this publicity) 

Everyone just seems to be saying how bad things are for the Haitians here – how racist and xenophobic it is, how hard life is for them…. And so, perhaps, they will just self deport. 

Which is, of course, the fondest dream of the Dominicans nationalists. For many, there are simply far too many Haitians here already. ”

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