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Haitians desperately seek ways to get into Dominican Republic – La Prensa


“They charge a lot of money and promise that once they emigrate clandestinely to the Dominican Republic, they are guaranteed the facilities to travel to the United States through Puerto Rico,” Haitian Catholic activist Jensen Baptiste told media outlets on this side of the border.

From his side, human-rights activist in northeastern Haiti, Jeansen Roulet, repeated Thursday his call to Haitian and Dominican authorities to launch joint operations against people traffickers.

Roulet said there are families that have sold their small properties to emigrate to the Dominican Republic because the “poteas,” as people traffickers are known in Haiti, make it all sound so beautiful but then, too late, emigrants see the ugly truth. via La Prensa

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