Correspondent Nitza Soledad Perez went to the Dominican Republic’s capital of Santo Domingo to find out more about the story. She visited the neighborhood called Little Haiti and spoke to undocumented residents facing deportation. One of them is a beauty consultant named Marlene. Single with four children, Nitza shows us a day in Marlene’s life and what she is up against trying to stay in the Dominican Republic.
If Marlene has to return to Haiti, her four children must go with her. The children have a better shot at getting some formal education in the Dominican Republic, but without Marlene there is no one else who can take care of them. Her oldest daughter is too young to take care of the other three. As of July 2, 2015, government figures show that there are 31,275 undocumented Haitians living in the Dominican Republic. via | CCTV America