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SEIU Florida Calls on the Dominican Authorities to Immediately Halt the Forced Deportation of Dominicans of Haitian Descent

July 7, 2015
Contact: Jackie de Carvalho, Jackie.deCarvalho@seiufl.org561-287-2879

Miami, FL— SEIU Florida President Monica Russo issued the following statement: “The members of SEIU Florida – including thousands of Haitians and Dominicans who work in the healthcare and service industries in South Florida – are aghast that the Dominican Supreme Court and Government would forcibly remove Dominicans of Haitian descent from their native land.  We are calling on the authorities to consult their conscience and to cease and desist in this gross violation of human rights of indigenous people.” 

SEIU Florida represents over 55,000 active and retired healthcare professionals, public employees, and property service workers in the state of Florida. SEIU members provide vital public services in Florida’s hospitals, nursing homes, public schools, community colleges, municipal and county governments, malls, and universities. With over 2.1 million members, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America.