Inside one of Haiti’s makeshift camps
December 6, 2015
Thousands who fled the Dominican Republic or were deported live in miserable conditions
A small shack, made from branches and cardboard, is all that 33-year-old Miguelito Willian has. He says he was born in the Dominican Republic but was deported to Haiti because migration officials assumed he was Haitian. The International Organization for Migration says that in the last six months, 49,000 people have fled the Dominican Republic to Haiti or were deported. In this America Tonight excerpt, we hear the stories of those in the crowded camps, where thousands of people are living — those who say they were wrongfully deported and others who were afraid of what might happen if they remained in the Dominican Republic.