Hundreds of people of Haitian descent have already been deported
By Jacqueline Charles, The Miami Herald, Nov. 26, 2013
Declaring that it can no longer be business as usual, the Caribbean Community on Tuesday suspended the Dominican Republic’s application to join its regional economic bloc and called on the country’s leaders to urgently “take immediate, credible steps” to stave off a potential humanitarian crisis triggered by a citizenship ruling.
The decision came with a formal condemnation of the Dominican Republic’s constitutional court ruling of Sept. 23 stripping citizenship from anyone born in the country to parents who were illegal. And it happened despite a last minute assurance by Dominican President Danilo Medina that persons — the majority of them of Haitian descent — affected by the ruling would not be deported.
Hundreds of people of Haitian descent deported from the Dominican Republic in recent days—report on Al Jazeera, Nov 25, 2013