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Without Haitian laborers, crops will perish

San Juan de la Maguana. Dom. Rep.-  The province’s more than 20 major farms and livestock associations on Thursday warned that it the authorities continue rounding up Haitians, more than 9,400 hectares of crops could perish because 90% of the pickers are from Haiti.

They demand that Immigration Agency immediately start issuing IDs to the hundreds of Haitians who are now picking the winter harvest of beans and other crops.

“We urgently ask that Immigration Director Ricardo Taveras comply with the request,” said the entities which group thousands of small and medium farmers, who suggested using the governor’s offices to issued IDs to the Haitian workers the say are needed to collect crops and work with livestock.

Source: DT

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