Live from Santo Domingo: VICE’s Raw Coverage of Immigration Crisis (VIDEO)

Jun 18, 2015
8:04 AM

Last night, VICE News went to Santo Domingo to capture the local reaction about the immigration crisis happening in the Dominican Republic. This is what Reuters reported:

Dominican officials say anyone lacking identity documents or who has not registered for a so-called “regularization” program before the Wednesday night deadline could face deportation.

The Dominican government says the changes to its nationality and immigration laws aim to tackle illegal migration from neighboring Haiti. Human rights groups say the move is rooted in longstanding racism and xenophobia in the Dominican Republic towards darker-skinned Haitians.

Here is the VICE report: