NEW YORK – The Dominican authorities says it has begun constructing a wall alongside the border separating the Dominican Republic and Haiti, in an try and stem the move of Haitians and unlawful items.
The practically 13-foot-high wall will span nearly half of the 244 miles of land border separating the Dominican Republic and Haiti, which share the island of Hispaniola. The wall is supposed to cease massive inflows of migrants and the smuggling of illicit items like medicine or weapons, the federal government introduced. The primary section must be full inside nine months.
The fence’s development “will serve to guard our nation, safeguard the pursuits of the nation, respect dignity, our freedom, and defend our sovereignty,” Abinader said on Twitter, in a message translated to English.
Human rights teams have estimated that at the very least 650,000 individuals of Haitian descent dwell within the DR, a lot of whom fled Haiti searching for work in development, agriculture and different fields.