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Santo Domingo.- The Jesuit priest Regino Martinez was temporarily kept from traveling toward New York in the Fort Lauderdale Airport, according to astatement from Jose Luis Fernandez, Border Solidarity's Press director sent to DT on Saturday.

DT prints a correction to this information at the emailed request of Nicole A. Navas,Public Affairs Officer/Spokesperson, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), sent today Monday, October 18.

Message from Ms. Navas:

Your Oct. 17 article, “Dominican Republic's most radical priest arrested in the US” is inaccurate. Mr. Regino Martinez was NOT detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department (ICE) nor did ICE have any involvement with Mr. Martinez when he was at the Fort Lauderdale Airport. He was not arrested by any U.S. authorities. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) handles inspections at U.S. ports of entry. I am requesting that you run a correction immediately noted that Mr. Regino Martinez was not detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) nor did ICE have any involvement. Thank you.

FILE.- Fernandez said Martinez was traveling for a benefit concert tomorrow Sunday, with the Camino de Emaús Foundation in New York City.

"They have had him detained from 5 a.m. today, October 16, 2010. At the moment we have not had any other information in regards to this matter. Please call your senators and community representatives," says the emailed statement.

A few hours later however he was told that he would be deported but was released around 8 p.m.when he continued to New York, where dozens of Dominicans and activists of the Hispanic communities received the prelate.

Martinez is considered Dominican Republic's most radical priest on his decades long stance defending Haitian migrants, through Border Solidarity of the Jesuit Service for Migrants and Refugees.

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56 comment(s)
Written by: matador, 17 Oct 2010 2:40 PM
From: United States, www.brugal-ron.com/home.php
He din't get detain because of being a priest, but because he is dominicans, the usa keeping an eye on dominican corrupt and drug trafficking thats all it was.
Written by: ElFactor, 17 Oct 2010 11:24 PM
From: United States
Good News!
Written by: ElFactor, 17 Oct 2010 11:25 PM
From: United States
He should get deported to Hate-t. I agree with you cbelk99.
Written by: Wehaitiano, 17 Oct 2010 11:28 PM
From: Zambia, I LIKE MY HAITIAN SHAKEN NOT STIRRED!
Oooh Oooh, Aaah Aaah... WeHaitiano say bring him back to Haiti... Oooh Oooh, Aaah Aaah!!!
Written by: ateo2010 This user is banned, 18 Oct 2010 12:36 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Owning Noobs
sent that anti dominicano to jail damMit!!
Written by: Yucahu, 18 Oct 2010 1:12 AM
From: United States, Miami
I agree Haiti is the place for him. Now he can complain about something else.
Written by: guillermone, 18 Oct 2010 4:57 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
colordrm-Mexicans do not represent 25% of the US population. Today there is a ratio of 1 Haitian per every 4 Dominican. Don't you know the meaning of regulation, control and order? DR/Haitian migration policy can only be described as chaotic. There is no such thing as a border. If things continue within the next decade the DR will not be recognizable. The country will only be made up of two separate groups of people: an elite class of very rich white foreigners, a small group of Dominicans that became wealthy exploiting cheap Haitian labor and a peasant class made up of undocumented Haitians bunch-up together with destitute Dominicans who were unable to migrate or compete in the workplace.The Dominican middle class will disappear, forced to leave for PR, US or Europe. They had to abandone their farm lands and small business. The Haitians will take over from where the DR middle class left behind to become part of an informal sector underground economy. The DR will turn into a 2nd Haiti
Written by: colodrm, 18 Oct 2010 5:44 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Borders mean nothing to people attempting to survive. If you can understand just one rule of universal law you can consider yourself a much more informed person. The rule is: "The have nots will always follow the road to those who have more". By the next century the Mexicans combined with other people with heritage from other Latin American countries will be the majority in the U.S. I have no problem with that. We will still be Americans. The term "LAW AND ORDER" is always used by the people who will benefit from the poverty and/or oppression of others. The truth of the matter is that the Island will eventually require one, hopefully functional, gonernment. One law for all the people on Espanola.
Written by: mirabal4ever This user is banned, 18 Oct 2010 9:38 PM
From: United States, OMNIPRESENT. El Cantinero de Jarabacoa. "Aguilucho desde Chiquitito"
Solitary confinement is nessesary.
Written by: airgordo, 18 Oct 2010 11:15 PM
From: Dominican Republic
I say ANYBODY illegally ANYWHERE should be DEPORTED, that is the LAW, if an iligal is able to take advantage of a policy like the one reining on this country the responsible is the goverment and the jokers that run it!...there are some people who believe that DR HAS TO solve haiti's problems, the funny thing is that most of them are either Haitians or Americans, just like the guy 2 post above this one...
Written by: mirabal4ever This user is banned, 19 Oct 2010 12:16 AM
From: United States, OMNIPRESENT. El Cantinero de Jarabacoa. "Aguilucho desde Chiquitito"
Airgorda not that their is anything wrong with that...... Where do you get the assumption that i am haitian????:0 :o
Written by: airgordo, 19 Oct 2010 12:24 AM
From: Dominican Republic
is airgordo with O at the end...if you read carefully i said, 2 post above my post, so i was not refering to your post neither the post of the person right before you
Written by: colodrm, 19 Oct 2010 10:50 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Cbelk99......Please forgive me for my typo. I happens from time to time when I attempt to type too quickly. I also noticed that it happens to you also. Check 1:55pm. FYI I am as Dominican as you but much more advanced in the understanding propensities of humans. Lose the hate or you will die in less than 1 year after your return to Moca, consider that this Hatian vudu will award or punish you for your actions. You forgot to mention that Dominicans are mixes with black blood also. 27 anos para nada................you idiot
Written by: guillermone, 19 Oct 2010 12:24 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
colodrm you are a Dominican Benedict Arnold, a Judas Iscariot, a Haitian sympathizer who wants to see the unification of Hispañiola and as such makes you guilty of the serious crime of treason. Yes you are a traitor for the betrayal of our national sovereignty. As a traitor you speak and act against our fellow countrymen, the voting, tax paying constituents of the DR and prefer to advocate in favor of illegal aliens above and beyond the best interests of the Dominican people. At one time treason was punishable by hanging, drawn and quartered or burnt at the stake and even beheading.

You can not allow homeless people to move into and take over your home because they are hungry and want to survive. The needs, wants and requirementst of your family members come first, above and beyond those that are camped outside your door. As a human, we are obligated to do what we can to help our fellowman, but I am sorry, you can not permit the destruction of your own household to save another.
Written by: danny00, 19 Oct 2010 1:54 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
dominican proclivity.
to blame outsiders for their problems while short-changing their own responsibilitys.

helping others?
people in the dr just see the posts above.
"delight in other people's anguish guess it has reached new levels of callousness"
Written by: danny00, 19 Oct 2010 1:56 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
yammering-fools
idiotic-comments.and thoughts.
Written by: danny00, 19 Oct 2010 1:57 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
how u tell me im not white?
Written by: danny00, 19 Oct 2010 2:13 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
anyway all is well

indeed dominicans are great humanitarians.? --- local dominican traditions of hospitality.?

the world knows this dont they???????
Written by: colodrm, 19 Oct 2010 2:13 PM
From: Dominican Republic
guillermone: As a human, we are obligated to do what we can to help our fellowman. Those are your words. Would you rather just let them all die and be rid of the problem? I have never advocated putting Dominican households in danger because I would not endanger my own but there are certain truths about human nature. They will come "no importa la ley" if there is no other way to survive. You can hate them like cbelk99 or you can arrest them like,I think, you would rather do but they will keep coming. Maybe you would rather go to war with Haiti and kill them all? What is your choice. They already risk their lives just to live as animals in the D.R.

The third world thinking has to come to a halt. I love The Dominican Republic and it is time for us to reason as developing nation with great potentialand leave the tribal ways behind.
Written by: airgordo, 19 Oct 2010 2:21 PM
From: Dominican Republic
This Person Below has spoken for 1,000 years, NOT dominican should EVER even think on solving others problems by screwing up their OWN contry !!! i wonder if these self called "open minded" will take food from their own starving childrens to give it away to OTHERS, that's why on every single first world nation the inmigration LAWs are ENFORCED, if you are ilegal they will deport you...

Juan Pablo Duarte said more or less: "until the BAD domincans are strongly PUNISHED, the good domincan will continue to be victims of their actions "

"Written by: guillermone, 19 Oct 2010 12:24 PM
You can not allow homeless people to move into and take over your home because they are hungry and want to survive. The needs, wants and requirementst of your family members come first, above and beyond those that are camped outside your door. As a human, we are obligated to do what we can to help our fellowman, but I am sorry, you can not permit the destruction of your own household to save another. "
Written by: airgordo, 19 Oct 2010 2:33 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Mr. colodrm:

1- the instant that and illegal alien, specially a hatian one enters the DR, you are in fact putting hosehold ON DANGER, you know why? because a person from haiti does not even exist on their OWN country, that is the BIG difference between inmigration from haiti and from every where else, you got no way of known anything from these people as they are paperless to beging with SINCE BORN.

2- if you think they live like animals on DR, i suggest that you describe HERE how do they live in haiti.

3- NO other nation that i'm aware of has the burden that DR has to carry, there is NO way to compare to anything, begining with the FACT that DR is a Fith World Country, FiTH!! carrying Truly FAILED STATED.

4- So i guess that since haitians will not stop comming, we should go the whole 9 yards, bend over and finish the Job by OPENING the border...Curious that all the countries that i have been DO NOT STOP deporting people even if ilegals "don't stop comming"
Written by: airgordo, 19 Oct 2010 2:36 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Let's use even more of this twisted logic...people has not stopped murdering, "No importa la ley", so what do we do? the same goes for almost ANY punishible act OF THE HUMAN nature...

the ONLY solution on the dominican perspective is to enforce every single F...ng letter of the inmigration LAW, if there is any need for haitians as i'm sure there is, let them come the way it should be WITH PAPERS so you know exactly who is comming.
Written by: guillermone, 19 Oct 2010 2:38 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
Yes, I agree that we must have a charitable attitude towards Haiti and we have already proven that many times over and in more ways then one, but enough is enough. The constant and never ending flow of impoverished illegal Haitians must stop, otherwise it will mean the destruction and disapperance of the DR. The fact that they keep coming in unprecedented numbers is no excuse to sit idle and do nothing like you propose. They have destroyed their country and will do the same, take us down along with them and the Island will sink into the caribbean sea.

COLORDRM please WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE. Your idealistic and liberal attitude for Haiti will destroy the DR. The Dominican Rep was originally founded and established specifically as a sovereign nation completely separate from Haiti, not united. So please stop promoting unification, it won't work and will only make things worse, not better for the DR.
Written by: colodrm, 19 Oct 2010 2:45 PM
From: Dominican Republic
airgordo: You don't seem to understand. You can deport as many but more than you can deport will enter the country. There is no way to halt their entry when rich Dominicans use their cheap labor to get richer. The U.S. cannot stop the Mexicans and the Dominicans cannot stop the Haitians and for similiar reasons.
Written by: guillermone, 19 Oct 2010 2:57 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
none
Written by: guillermone, 19 Oct 2010 3:00 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
The only president who truely understood the threat of Haiti was Joaquin Balaguer. He knew exactly how to control, hold them at bay and keep them intact. That is why during his presidency you did not see and never saw the chaos we observe today and not just with illegal aliens, but in all areas within Dominican society.
Written by: airgordo, 19 Oct 2010 3:15 PM
From: Dominican Republic
I understand Perfectly, that is why i asked if we should bend over and take it, because last time i checked US was STILL deporting the most mexicans in the entire world.

there might be no way to stop 100% this, but i can put my head on the knife and swear there is an effective way of reducing this DRAMATICALLY
Written by: guillermone, 19 Oct 2010 3:50 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
AGREED airgordo !!!!! Your are positively and absolutely right on the money.
Written by: colodrm, 19 Oct 2010 3:56 PM
From: Dominican Republic
The illegal Mexican population in the U.S. is about 25,000,000, That is about 2 1/2 times the population of the Dominican Republic.
Written by: guillermone, 19 Oct 2010 4:11 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
Those figures are innacurate the numbers are really lower then that, but if true that is still only about 12% of the US population. Percentage wise, half the amount of illegal Haitians in the DR. Nevertheless, the increase in the numbers of illegal Haitians became rampant in less than 1 decade while Mexicans have been part of and crossing the border since 1776 all the way until TX, NM, AZ became states at around 1845 until present day history.
Written by: colodrm, 19 Oct 2010 4:24 PM
From: Dominican Republic
airgordo: The murder rate will never top the illegal immigration rate and illegal immigration is yet to be considered violent ( only here in the D.R. maybe). That was a very bad analogy. You should use your thought energy for solutions to the problem not just complaining. I believe it may be awhile developing an intelligentsia here in the D.R. if the people speaking on this subject are examples of the potential.
Written by: colodrm, 19 Oct 2010 4:34 PM
From: Dominican Republic
guillermone: The border of U.S. and Mexico was very different in 1776. Many of the states were Mexican territory then. Remember the U.S. receives illegal immigrants from all of South America also. There are a lot more illegal immigrants in the U.S. that you imagine. FYI 1776 was the date the U.S. declared independence from Great Britain, the country was quite small then.
Written by: colodrm, 19 Oct 2010 4:37 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, California all belonged to Mexico in 1776 and possibly Colorado
Written by: guillermone, 19 Oct 2010 5:59 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
Yes, true the US has illegals from all over the world and not just Mexico. You and I and anybody knows that. However, the danger for and to the DR is that we have the greatest number of illegals coming from one single neighboring country that far out numbers any illegals from any other place on the planet. The US does not have that problem, a single, one country threat with the potential to destabalize and devastate the political structure like Haiti can against the DR. The illegal Haitian dilemma is too much of an aberration from the expected norm and a great risk for Dominican Sovereignty.

The problem with your argument is that you are a proponent, supporter and advocate for political anarchy and favor a single island unification. I will never accept that under any circumstance and if it means a repeat of the war of independence, then so be it. I will be the first one to take arms.
Written by: ElFactor, 19 Oct 2010 7:50 PM
From: United States
Airgordo, Guillermone great posts, i applaud you both. Lets make sure that mr. Colodrm gets his posts erased, freaking dummy. I wish i was born in D.R., i would love to be president. The Haitian problem i would solve with an iron fist approach. I would militarize the border, create a physical border, have sharp shooters on towers in the border. Mine the border, clear some of the land for the creation of army bases. Depopulate the border-lands, very importantly protect the coastlines from the Haitians. Pay the soldiers and trained volunteers good salaries. And make sure that the private sector pay good salaries to Dominican workers, the rightful heirs of the country. Also deport all Haitians from the country, including there children and descendants, mandatory DNA testing for all the population, and keep a data base on all deported Haitians. CONT...
Written by: ElFactor, 19 Oct 2010 8:00 PM
From: United States
CONTINUED... If a Haitian is deported and returns back illegaly to the country and caught, he will serve 1 year mandatory in jail with intensive hard labor then deported back to Haiti. If he returns a second time when caught he will be jailed for two years with intensive hard labor, and be given a warning. If he comeback a third time and caught he will be hunted down and be eliminated, by a special team dubbed the "death team" they will proceed and hunt you down then they will proceed to photograph the corpse of the suspected criminal-illegal alien. These laws sound pretty harsh but i believe that an iron fist approach is the only answer to this scourge.
Written by: ElFactor, 19 Oct 2010 8:15 PM
From: United States
Before i forget, traitors like Colodrm will be given a choice, jail time or face the firing squad. If you choose the jail time, which accounts for six months in prison, and boot camp. After your jail time you will be given a choice, to leave the country or become a loyal citizen of the country again with a ceremony, where i will be present. If not then you will be given a chance to request entrance to Haiti, through it's embassy or another country of you're choice. If they accept you, that would be great, the Dominican state don't want traitors in there soil. If not you will go to jail again for another six months, until a country accepts you, as a guess to become a future citizen. O.K. pendejo... I wish i was president of D.R. la pendejada se acabaria.
Written by: mirabal4ever This user is banned, 20 Oct 2010 7:52 AM
From: United States, OMNIPRESENT. El Cantinero de Jarabacoa. "Aguilucho desde Chiquitito"
El Factor-Mirabal 2012
Written by: colodrm, 20 Oct 2010 10:11 AM
From: Dominican Republic
I am ashamed of you all. My country will always be considered a third world nation with your type of reasoning and simple minded thinking. Now all the world knows the people of the Dominican Republic have a long way to travel before losing the 3rd world tag. You are a foolish batch!

Elfactor: If you are not Dominican then what it your concern? Just hate KKK?
Written by: ElFactor, 20 Oct 2010 11:50 AM
From: United States
That's the ticket Mirabal4Ever.
Written by: guillermone, 20 Oct 2010 12:55 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
"I am ashamed of you all. My country will always be considered a third world nation with your type of reasoning and simple minded thinking."

WHAT DO YOU MEAN !!!! Ashamed of what? Ashamed because we are nationalistic, patriotic and loyal to the DR. Ashamed because we zealously want to protect our country and quarantee its continuity. Ashamed because we want to keep our borders standing against an invasion of people who given the opportunity would take over if they could. Ashamed because we demand the right to uphold our Constitution – ashamed because we want to protect our people from those within our borders who have no legal right to be here– but seek to do us harm. Ashame because we we will protect our environment from depredation against people who no problem to cut down a tree without a second thought.

I am ashame at you for being ashame of us for wanting the best for the DR.
Written by: colodrm, 20 Oct 2010 4:51 PM
From: Dominican Republic
A system of racial stratification was imposed on Santo Domingo by Spain, as elsewhere in the Spanish Empire.[citation needed] Its effects have persisted, reaching their culmination in the antihaitianismo of the Trujillo regime, as the dictator used racial persecution and nationalistic fervor against Haitians.[51][73] A U.N. envoy in October 2007 found racism against blacks in general, and Haitians in particular, to be rampant in every segment of Dominican society.[74] According to a study by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, about 90% of the contemporary Dominican population has West African ancestry to varying degrees.[75] However, most Dominicans do not self-identify as black, in contrast to people of West African ancestry in other countries. A variety of terms are used to represent a range of skin tones, such as moreno/a (brown), canelo/a (red/brown) ["cinnamon"], indio/a (Indian), blanco/a oscuro/a (dark whi
Written by: colodrm, 20 Oct 2010 4:53 PM
From: Dominican Republic
sorry, I could not get it all. The source is Wikipedia.
Written by: colodrm, 20 Oct 2010 4:54 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Here is the rest .................................(dark white), and trigueño/a (literally "wheat colored", or olive skin).[76]

Ramona Hernández, director of the Dominican Studies Institute at City College of New York asserts that the terms were originally a defense against racism: "During the Trujillo regime, people who were dark skinned were rejected, so they created their own mechanism to fight it." She went on to explain, "When you ask, 'What are you?' they don't give you the answer you want ... saying we don't want to deal with our blackness is simply what you want
Written by: airgordo, 21 Oct 2010 2:08 AM
From: Dominican Republic
So where did this thing came from??? is real funny how you jump from a LEGAL subject to a racial one, i personally will not fall on to that after this post...but let me put some things straight here for anyone reading these posts.

1- Trujillo and Spain might have done all that, but BOYER and fellow INVADERS did exactly the Opposite for 22 Looooong years, they IMPORTED Blacks in order to blacken the population, that is something that YOU have to write to have the WHOLE picture. Otherwise you should not even bother to write half, that is FAIRNESS.

2- When you analize the racial profile of dominicans you HAVE to be aware that the independence was gotten not from chinesse or whites, but BLACKS, how many cases do you know in the world like that?

2- MIxed Dominicans CAN NOT and should not identify as Blacks, because they ARE NOT, if you have coffee and milk is neither Both, is something ELSE completely different , this seems specially hard to understand for Both Pure Blacks or Whit
Written by: ElFactor, 22 Oct 2010 10:38 PM
From: United States
Thanks Airgordo you are fresh air in this thread. Thanks for sharing some facts with the posters.
Written by: Wehaitiano, 22 Oct 2010 10:49 PM
From: Zambia, I LIKE MY HAITIAN SHAKEN NOT STIRRED!
For real Airgordo are you a historian, teach man teach the truth. I'm ashamed to be Haitian, Haitians just don't know the truth. Plus we always try hard to hide stuff. Like Dessalines enslaving us Haitians and such.
Written by: ElFactor, 22 Oct 2010 10:53 PM
From: United States
Agreed We.
Written by: colodrm, 23 Oct 2010 12:42 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Much of the world's description of black (black person) is a person who has black blood with in the family. This description is not meant to describe the actual color of one's skin. FYI, the definition was made by white men. In the past history of th U.S. if you were 1/16 black you were considered black. I have some additional info following this comment.
Written by: colodrm, 23 Oct 2010 12:43 PM
From: Dominican Republic
The term black people usually refers to a racial group of humans with skin colors that range from light brown to nearly black. It is also used to categorize a number of diverse populations together based on historical and prehistorical ancestral relationships. Some definitions of the term include only people of relatively recent Sub Saharan African descent (see African diaspora). Among the members of this group, dark skin is most often accompanied by the expression of natural afro-hair texture (although a recent scientific study notes that human skin color diversity is highest in sub-Saharan African populations).[1] Other definitions of the term "black people" extend to other populations characterized by dark skin, including some indigenous to Oceania and Southeast Asia.[2][3]

source wikipedia

Written by: airgordo, 24 Oct 2010 12:25 PM
From: Dominican Republic
@: Wehaitiano, 22 Oct 2010 10:49 PM

I have always liked the History, and honestly do my best to understand both sides of it...and you are right, Dessaliness was a leader that in my opinion turned in to a Monster, the Birth of Haiti should not have been out of the sick hate that dessaliness had for whites, all that white blood that he had in his hand somehow bounced back to Haiti, specially when France and US were allies, then the blood became haitian on dessalines hand...have Toussaint been sucsessfull i think Haiti's path would have been very different.
Written by: airgordo, 24 Oct 2010 12:30 PM
From: Dominican Republic
@ ElFactor

Been reading for long time over here, until recently decided to post, so will be seeing more from me hehe
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