Haitian Batey in the Province of la Romana, in the sugar cane field where compounds host thousands of Haitian families, migrant workers. When the men go to the harvest in the fields the women stay in the very simple compound with no running water, no electricity, no schools or very few, no hospitals, and under an unbearable heat. International Corporations employ Haitian a very low wage and often do not pay their wages and work together with the Dominican Immigration department to massively deport the " illegal workers. Haitians are highly victims of atrocities and discrimination both by the government and the Dominican citizens themselves.
Haitian born in the Dominican Republic are refused a birth certificate and thus do not have access to education or health care.
With the decline of the sugar cane industry and the booming of the tourism industry in the country, the need for workers has increased and more and more Haitians are now living in cities and move around the country on construction sites.