Desde la Sombra:
Dominican mothers in Puerto Rico face the pandemic from the shadowsHunger, unemployment and lack of essential services are what Dominican mothers and their children face during the pandemic. Although the challenges of the migration phenomenon are not solved with a vaccine, not even in these times, the lack of public policy on immigration issues in Puerto Rico has caused Dominican mothers and their children to face needs that are multiplying with the emergency.
Data on the Dominican migrant population in Puerto Rico, collected in the Dominican Republic Migration Profile (2017) and published by the National Institute of Migration of the quisqueyan government, shows that over 55% of the migrant population on the island are women. Likewise, the data reflects a higher percentage of Dominican households in poverty in Puerto Rico (48.6%) than that registered for Dominican households in the United States (28%).