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An Uncertain Fate: Dominicans of Haitian descent at risk of expulsion in the Dominican Republic

, Index number: AMR 27/1830/2015

Liliana currently lives in fear in her own country. The 21 year-old Dominican woman was born and has lived all her life in the Dominican Republic (DR). She gave birth to three children there. But today, Liliana is wracked with fear whenever she leaves her house. She is constantly aware of the growing risk of being arbitrarily arrested, separated from her family, and expelled to a country that she does not even know. This uncertain fate is shared by thousands of people in the Dominican Republic, people who, like Liliana and her children, were born there but happen to be of Haitian descent.

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