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Haitian deportations do not affect Southwest agriculture of DR

The massive deportation of foreigners in an irregular condition carried out by the Dominican government, mainly from its Haitian neighbors who, according to the head of the General Directorate of Migration, Venancio Alcántara, revealed that they repatriate between 800 and 1,000 per day. So far, they have not impacted the agricultural sector in the Southwest of the country.

Agricultural producers consulted by local newspaper Listín Diario, said that so far they have not faced difficulties in hiring legal Haitian labor to work on their plantations.

Owners of farms, as well as small productive units contacted on the matter both in the area of ​​Tamayo, Vicente Noble, El Peñón, Cabral, Canoa, Fundación, among others, said the deportations have not reached the communities that are dedicated to cultivation. of different agricultural items.

The agricultural businessman, Rafael Antonio Batista Gómez (Toño), as well as Edual Medina, both producers from this municipality belonging to the Bahoruco province, reveal that so far there is no shortage of foreign labor in the area.

Batista Gómez, former director of the UASD Recinto Barahona, considered that one of the reasons why there are no problems in this sense and they can still employ Haitians in agricultural work, is because there is a community that legally resides in the sugarcane area, which can justify their stay in the national territory.

Coffee zone

Coffee producers in the Polo area said that the coffee sector in that demarcation has not found any difficulty in hiring Haitian labor to work in their coffee plantations, despite the massive deportations of nationals from the neighboring country, especially those or those in irregular migratory status.

Above all, on a key date for coffee growing, expressed coffee producers from the municipality of Polo, interviewed by the journalist Daniel Inmaculado Urbáez Féliz, because it is in the harvest season of the aromatic grain in which foreign labor is essential.

Source: Listin Diario

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