Calls From Boston Not To Vacation In Dominican Republic

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The office of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Tuesday asked Bostonians not to vacation in the Dominican Republic after the country threatened to expel some 200,000 people of Haitian origin born in the Dominican Republic after 1929 whose citizenship is being challenged.

The Dominican government says it wants to maintain control over immigration.

Joining in the call for a tourism boycott is state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, of Boston.

Forry is Haitian-American. On the steps of the State House Tuesday, she asked Americans planning to vacation in the Dominican Republic to think again.

WBUR's Fred Thys reports on the calls for boycott and other reactions in Boston surrounding the issue for Morning Edition.

This segment aired on July 1, 2015.


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