I am moved by Julia Alvarez’s “‘Unless Somebody Steps in to Help ...’” (July 2015) on the treatment of Haitians in the Dominican Republic. Joining others in places of suffering is our service to humankind. Still, witnessing is not sufficient. In order to address the deepest needs of Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic, we must reinforce the principle of dignity.
Our Unitarian Universalist principles motivate us to step in where we are needed—particularly in the area of monitoring the return of Haitians on the border, facilitating the reintegration of unaccompanied children, and working with the Haitian government on the development and implementation of a national reintegration plan.
William F. Schulz