Total of people sent to Haiti by Dominican Republic rises to 464 after wave of violence
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Authorities in the Dominican Republic have sent more Haitians and others of Haitian descent across the border into Haiti.
The communication office for Haitian Prime Minister said Thursday that the country has this week received a total of 464 people, 133 of them children.
Haitians and Haitian-descended Dominicans began crossing the border after a Dominican mob killed a Haitian man suspected of involvement in the slaying of an elderly Dominican couple in an apparent burglary.
Dominican officials say people are leaving on their own accord because they fear further retaliation. Migrant advocates say people are coerced into leaving with threats.
The departures come amid strained relations over a Dominican court's ruling to strip citizenship from some residents who are mostly of Haitian descent.