Marie Etyse left two of her children behind.
She's 29, a widow and has five kids. She's lived in a town in the Dominican Republic for the past nine years.
Like many Haitian migrants, she faced formal deportation after a law stripped them of their citizenship. Formal deportation could start as early as August 1. So many of these people have already fled to settlement camps in Haiti, which shares the island of Hispaniola with the DR.
Etyse had tried to get the required papers to stay in the country.