Mon April 4, 2011
After The Earthquake
Mon. 4/11 at 830am: On this week's program, we look at a growing immigration backlash - not in the United States, but in the Dominican Republic.
One year ago, Haiti suffered a catastrophic earthquake - in the aftermath, many sought refuge abroad - and thousands went to the country next door, the Dominican Republic. Though they were the first to offer aid to Haiti, many Dominicans say they want the undocumented Haitians to leave. Some say it's about jobs - but others say a legacy of racism and prejudice is to blame for the anti-immigrant sentiment. Maria Hinojosa travels to the Dominican Republic to speak to both Haitians and Dominicans on the ground.
This story and more at Latino USA.