|The bloody origins of the Dominican Republic’s ethnic ‘cleansing’ of Haitians|
Of course, none of this is new. And the history between the two halves of the island goes back centuries. What is now Haiti used to rule the entire island at one point. The US ran the whole island at one point early this century. Lots of things happened in between.
Here's the Washington Post article that tells what's going on and the history of the past hundred years or so:
The bloody origins of the Dominican Republic’s ethnic ‘cleansing’ of Haitians
Some news outlets claim that everyone who is in the process of registering as a foreigner will escape deportation. Others claim that only 300 people have actually received their completed paperwork and that just being in process is not a protection. And then there are those who refuse to register as foreigners because they are Dominicans, period. A deadline being reached might not, in fact, mean mass deportations will happen tomorrow. Pretty sure it wouldn't up here. But buses being arranged and military personnel ready doesn't bode well.
Also, I saw a forwarded tweet with a picture of the front page of a paper, the headline reading something like "Haitian woman stabs boyfriend to death supposedly in self-defense." The journalist points out that headlines like these are often the precursor to anti-Haitian actions. No doubt... And think about it - a major newspaper's headline is a case of domestic violence leading to murder among people who would usually be ignored? Because that never happens (wish it didn't...)?
Here's a video I found called "Edwidge Danticat on Mass Deportation of Haitian Families." I don't know this media outlet, so I can't vouch for it, but Edwige Danticat is a well-known Haitian American author, not some random fringe figure.
Please pray. And share. Whatever it is... I don't know what will happen, but it's not going to be good. May the Lord have mercy on all involved.