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54.6% of Dominicans say Haitians face discrimination

Santo Domingo.- Haitians face discrimination in the Dominican Republic, according to 54.6% of the population, against 44% who say they don’t not.

A Gallup survey for newspaper Hoy found that 50% of adults say that Haitians living here are treated just like other people, seven points higher than in February; 37.3% said they’re treated with less respect than others, eight points lower than in February, while 11.3% say with more respect than other citizens.

Moreover 88.3% of the population said the Government must halt the entry of more Haitian immigrants, against 9.9% who feel that they shouldn’t be prevented entry.

Immigrants

Of the 524,632 foreigners living in the country, 458,233 are Haitian, according to the first national survey of the immigrant population, conducted by the National Statistics Office two years ago.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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