From the NYTimes:
The scrap-wood shanties on a muddy hillside are a poor manâ€™s promised land.
They have leaky roofs and dirt floors, with no lights or running water. But hundreds of Haitian migrants have risked their lives to come here and work the surrounding fields, and they are part of a global trend: migrants who move to poor countries from even poorer ones.
Also of note:
Across the developing world, [an estimated 74 million] migrants move to other poor countries … Yet their numbers and hardships are often overlooked.
They typically start poorer than migrants to rich countries, earn less money and are more likely to travel illegally, which raises the odds of abuse. They usually move to countries that offer migrants less legal protection and fewer services than wealthy nations do. Yet their earnings help sustain some of the poorest people on the globe.
I did the reverse trip in 2006, From Dajabon, DR to Ouanaminthe, Haiti
Haitian/Dominican Human Rights Advocate Sonia Pierre
About Sonia Pierre’s work to get workers of Haitian descent but born in the DR the citizenship status that they are due in accordance with Dominican law.