Immigration from the Dominican Republic

Immigration from the Dominican Republic

by Kimberly A. Rinker

Immigrants from the Dominican Republic comprise one of the largest Caribbean groups in the United States and Canada. The Dominican Republic, which shares an island with Haiti in the Caribbean Sea, has suffered through decades of political instability, impoverished conditions, and a poor educational system. For many Dominicans and their families, the move northward is the last remaining alternative to a life of great poverty. One popular destination for these migrants is New York City, where Dominicans make up one of the largest Latino groups. Dominican newcomers hope to continue finding better economic opportunities in the years ahead.


ISBN 978-1-59084-689-6
7.5 x 9.5 inches
112 pages

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