Trump and Caribbean Xenophobia: The United States and The Dominican Republic

46 Rutgers L. Rec. 103 (2019) | WestLaw | LexisNexis | PDF

This article compares and contrasts the cases of immigrant narratives within the United States and the Dominican Republic; as well as the socioeconomic changes that have sparked a backlash among populations ostensibly aggrieved due to globalization and immigrants showing up in their communities. The political leadership in both countries supports their constituents’ grievances against immigrants, who fear the loss of their historical privilege as the demographics in their country are at an alleged tipping point. This article highlights the policies, legislation, and discourses that have targeted immigrants and their children, and discusses the cross-pollination of ideas among xenophobic political movements across the Global North.

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