|Shutdown increases military tension. AlMomento|
Tension is once again running high on the island of Hispaniola after Dominican immigration authorities denied entry to a Haitian mother and her Dominican-born children. According to the digital portal AlMomento, an official with Haitian immigration is responsible for directing the blockade, alleging that he won't allow the crossing to open until the children with Dominican birth certificates are allowed to enter Dominican soil.
The large-circulation newspaper Listin Diario further reported that the Dominican government had increased the number of troops near the border in the hope that a response could be ready should a stampede be attempted as is often the case in some other border crossings around the world, especially in Spain's North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.
Although Spain's North African cities are heavily-fenced, large numbers of people occasionally attempt to overwhelm security, with the fence merely decreasing the number that make it through.
Since the Dominican Republic essentially has an open border with a failed state, this means that what's happening now is political and directed not just by a determined Haitian immigration official who has decided that the DR should have birthright citizenship like the United States, but authorized and funded by larger forces.
Guy Philippe, the rebel warlord recently extradited to the United States on drug trafficking charges, is rumored to be serving as the muscle-provider for the recent uprising, with his supporters having decided to wreak havoc at all levels of Haitian and Dominican society.
Mr. Philippe's absence may just have sped up the inevitable, and President Obama appears hellbent on unleashing Clinton Foundation plans for the island of Hispaniola: to erase the border and create a large sweatshop that markets itself as an exporter of misery and neediness, much to the financial benefit of the Clintons and George Soros.
The anger felt on the Haitian side of border will be felt again, especially with the ascent of Donald Trump, whose State Department will be more tolerant of Dominican plans to implement tough immigration laws, and it won't take much of a spark to set off an avalanche of chaos that could lead to all-out war between the fastest-growing economy in Latin America and the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.
The war will be bloody, and it won't be fought by regular forces. Civilians will happily do most of the killing for free. On both sides.