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Op-Ed: American Jews must speak out for Haitians in Dominican Republic

Activists demonstrating in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the estimated 20,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent who were stripped of their citizenship and are facing expulsion, June 22, 2015. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (JTA) — Fewer than 800 miles from our shores, a deeply disturbing crisis is unfolding as tens of thousands of citizens of the Dominican Republic face deportation from their country simply because of their heritage. Tragically, people of Haitian descent who were born in the Dominican Republic… Read more »