Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

DR Must Take Responsibility for the People It Made Stateless

Since the Dominican Republic (DR) announced that it would soon begin deporting those who failed to meet registration deadlines in February and June, it has faced a strong outcry from the human rights community. Instead of working to change the status of the estimated 200,000 who were made stateless by DR’s laws, DR has launched a public relations campaign to show the world that it has done nothing wrong. Meanwhile, countless Dominicans of Haitian descent are unable to go to school, work, or even take care of their children because of their uncertain status in DR. Dominican Republic’s PR spin will not end the suffering of the stateless Chiara Liguori, International Business Times July 2, 2015 Marisol is 26 years old. She was born in the Dominican Republic to Haitian parents. Neither she nor her siblings were registered at birth, as their […]

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