US Embassy Warns ‘Darker Skinned’ Americans About Deportations From Dominican Republic

The U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic issued a warning to “darker skinned” American citizens due to the island country’s immigration policies amid its attempts to curb illegal immigration from Haiti.
In a bulletin this week, the Embassy wrote that “in recent months travelers to the Dominican Republic have reported being delayed, detained, or subject to heightened questioning at ports of entry and in other encounters with immigration officials based on their skin color.”
“Reports of disparate treatment of U.S. citizens by Dominican authorities are a matter of ongoing concern to the U.S. Embassy,” it added.
Other reports indicated that Dominican immigration agents have carried out “widespread operations” targeting illegal immigrants, namely those from Haiti or Haitian origin. Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island of Hispaniola….

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