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The Dominican Republic will send a delegation to Haiti to discuss the deportation of Haitian citizens from the country, Tuesday's edition of El Caribe reports. The migration minister announced that the administration would consult with its neighbor before expelling Haitians illegally residing in the country.

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians live in the Dominican Republic, where many have lived for years, while others have arrived more recently because of the 2010 earthquake and ensuing economic crisis in their home country. In 2013, the Dominican Supreme Court ruled that children of illegal migrants could not receive Dominican citizenship, rendering thousands of Haitian-origin Dominicans stateless.

While the expulsions have been stalled for now, the Dominican government is determined to carry them out later in the year. The administration of current President Danilo Medina has offered to provide free transportation for migrants deported to Haiti.

ABOUT THE SOURCE: El Caribe is a daily newspaper published founded in 1948 and published in Santo Domingo.

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Gun Violence In America: Don't Blame The Victims — That Means Rappers Too

The recent shooting of Takeoff, a rapper, is another sad incident of gun crime in the U.S. But those blaming hip hop culture for contributing to gun violence ignore that rappers themselves are also victims. And the real point is that in today's America, nobody is safe from gun violence.

Gun Violence In America: Don't Blame The Victims — That Means Rappers Too

Fans wait outside State Farm Arena in Atlanta to attend the memorial service for Migos rapper Takeoff on Nov. 11

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Add the name of Takeoff, a member of the popular rap trio Migos, to the ever-growing list of rappers, recent and past, tragically and violently killed.

The initial reaction to the shooting to death of Takeoff, born Kirsnick Ball, on Nov. 1, was to blame rap music and hip hop culture. People who engaged in this kind of scapegoating argue that the violence and despairing hopelessness in the music are the cause of so many rappers dying.

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