Dominican Republic Should Build Wall with Haiti, Implement Dutch Law

The national security blog Defense One recently published an article -- What it Would Take to Build Trump's Border Wall with Mexico -- detailing that it would be the "largest infrastructure project since the US highway system" and would require 10% of the country's yearly cement production. However, this calculation was made for an 80-foot wall, with consideration for the cost of building roads to reach extremely remote territory.

The Dominican Republic's border with Haiti, on the other hand, could benefit tremendously from a new system of roads along a clearly-demarcated frontier, and a state-wide cement project could help the country develop the infrastructure needed for future projects, particularly in the transportation sector.  

Defense One details that Trump's wall would face stiff opposition at the local level and would be delayed by lawsuits and the complexity inherent in inter-state projects, but this opposition does not exist in the Dominican Republic. Most of the opposition to the enforcement of Dominican immigration law comes from European and North American writers sitting comfortably in their largely-homogeneous, air-conditioned offices; they don't have to worry about cholera or some other new disease re-emerging from the past to stalk their families.

A foreigner born in Dutch territory is not a citizen. Het Parool
While the corporate media attacked the Dominican Republic, European countries wantonly started enforcing immigration laws far stricter than those of the Dominican Republic, laws which affected even people born in Europe.

The Dominican Republic's decision to eliminate birthright citizenship back to 1929 doesn't go far enough; Haitians born in the Dominican Republic were, by virtue of their birth certificates, kept safe from deportation. 

In the Netherlands -- a rich, industrial country -- even the children of naturalized citizens are liable for deportation. One of our editors is the child of a Dutch citizen and was given a deportation order from the Netherlands. The fact that the Dominican Republic is not willing to pass similar laws is proof of how the country's sovereignty is stepped on and manipulated by foreign, hypocritical powers. 

Every single reporter who traveled to the Dominican Republic last year and wrote that the country was about to carry out "ethnic cleansing" or "genocide" should be made to swallow their words by the righteous hand of Dominican vengeance. 

Many of these white reporters who travel to Dominican resorts are pedophiles looking for vulnerable Haitian minors to exploit; a group of sexual laborers which has been decimated by the country's decision to implement progressive, European laws... laws which are still only half-hearted and don't go as far enough as the Dutch.

Until the Dominican Republic starts behaving like a rich, industrial country, it will never become one, and it shall be destined to continue getting stepped on by foreign powers and the foreign media.