Thursday, February 24, 2011
Dominican Republic: Haitian migrants exploited, forced to beg
Yesterday Dominican authorities found dozens of illegal Haitian immigrants on the streets of the capital city. There were 74 illegals in total with 44 of those being children. These Haitians were living in an old daycare center that hasn't been in use for some years. It is suspected that the adults intended to give up their kids in exchange for cash. After the earthquake and cholera outbreak in Haiti, many citizens have crossed over to the Dominican Republic in hopes of better living conditions and opportunities. However, Dominican agencies definitely do not approve of such human trafficking. Children will be returned to their Haiti relatives as soon as possible.