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the whole migrant crisis began years ago into gotten thirteen a Dominican quirk interpret allies mean that any child born early training the parents were illegal and they made that retroactive to nineteen twenty nine that made a lot of people upset a lot of immigrant rights groups saw that isnt laboring abusive human rights I'm Peter grant the Reuters reporter here in port au prince Haiti and I recently came back to the city after a trip down here ok sixteen which is in the southeast corner at any , the southernmost border crossing between Haiti and the Dominican Republic down there there are four or five refugee camps that have sprung up over the past couple of months with thousands of people who have fled the Dominican Republic out of fear of getting deported formal deportations which began last month by the Dominican Republic those are happening at two different , border crossings , the mortar platoon up fifteen people who have come over and they left on their own volition their bosses intimidated them people talk about getting rounded up in the middle and I by Dominican authorities or neighbors threatening and that's what prompted a lot of people that we between twenty five hundred and three thousand people and any given time living in shelters made out of six tarps cardboard , it looks a lot like this time immediately after the earthquake if you got any any many people who live in these camps , go back to the Dominican Republic every day they don't have jobs direct getting detained they risk getting expelled but it's worth it to them because they can make money in the Dominican Republic spoke with one migrant women aloneness wakes up and hating every day goes and crosses the river into the Dominican Republic work on the farm that he worked on for the past several years , he makes about two hundred fifty paces about five dollars a day sometimes he has to pay the making of Koreans gift of his wages and the bribes and not get arrested there are signs that these camps are becoming permanent , people have expressed incredible interest in getting out they don't want to be there but there is really no exit strategy for them