Where are the concentration camps for Haitians?
A Florida International University talk on migratory reform in the Dominican Republic was told to look for the answer to this question in The Nations Magazine and then asked to leave, after she questioned panelist Professor Ediberto Roman of FIU where were the concentration camps for Haitians that he mentioned in his remarks.
The remark on the concentration camps had made by FIU Law Professor Edilberto Roman speaking at the Wednesday, 24 June 2015 “Dominican-Haitian Crisis, Beyond the Surface” that was sponsored by the Miami Workers Center together with the Florida Immigrant Coalition. Other panelists were US-Haitian writer Edwidges Danticat and Pulitzer Award-winner Junor Diaz.
In his presentation, Professor Roman made the point that there are no countries in the world that do not grant citizenship to those born in their territory and that the Dominican practice is creating stateless people of the Haitian descendants. He denounced there are concentration camps in the DR for Haitians. He said that what is happening in the Dominican Republic is comparable with what happened in Nazi Germany and said it was an ethnic purge.
Speaking at the event, Junot Diaz said that in the Dominican Republic there is a state of terror suffered by Haitians and other citizens because of the all-around corruption of the government that has led to high levels of insecurity. He said that the Dominican Republic is a perfect example of indifference to the global issue of immigration.
A journalist for Dominican Journal USA online news service says that at no time did the panelists mention the 18-month long National Foreigner Legalization Plan that offered free status regularization for undocumented foreigners in the Dominican Republic.
Source: DR1, http://dominicanjournalusa.com/
June 26, 2015
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