Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 16:28:11 -0500
Subject: Stop the Illegal Deportation and Persecution of Haitian Immigrants In the Dominican Republic !
Stop the Illegal Deportation and Persecution of Haitian Immigrants In the Dominican Republic !
There are an estimated 700,000 Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic . The Dominican government claims that the majority of them are "illegal." The Dominican government violates its own constitution by denying Dominican citizenship to children of Haitian parentage born in the DR. As thousands of Haitian immigrant workers are sent back to Haiti every year, thousands more are recruited across the border to replenish the low-wage labor supply in agriculture and in construction. The Dominican and Haitian governments are complicit in this illegal trafficking. The collusion between big business and the governments of both countries drives down wages on both sides of the island. Just as in the US , these "illegal" workers are indispensable to the economy. Their "illegal" status makes it more convenient to exploit them.
We demand amnesty, legalization of status and the end to the persecution of undocumented immigrants here in the United States , in the Dominican Republic and everywhere.
Help stop the persecutions and mass deportations!
Protest Thursday January 8, 2009
5:30 to 6:30 pm
in front of the Dominican Consulate,
1501 Broadway bet. 43rd - 44th Streets
New York City
Contact the Dominican Consulate in New York , phone: (212) 768-2480,81,82 & 83. Fax your protest (or this flier) to the Dominican Consulate: (212) 768-2677. Tell them you want the same rights for Haitians in the Dominican Republic that both Haitian and Dominican immigrants expect here in the United States ! Demand amnesty for Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic !
Stop the Expulsions! Stop the Persecutions!
Long Live the Unity Between Dominican and Haitian Workers!
The Grassroots Haiti Solidarity Committee • firstname.lastname@example.org
Download this leaflet at www.grassrootshaiti.org and follow our links to more information on the Haitian-Dominican human rights crisis
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!
Luis Barrios, Ph.D., BCFE
Chair & Professor
Department of Latin American & Latina/o Studies
Joh Jay College of Criminal Justice-City University of New York
445 West 59 Street, Room 4115-N
New York, New York 10019
Office: (212) 237-8747
FAX: (212) 237-8664
Web Page: www.jjay.cuny.edu
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