Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Both Migrants and Dominican Nationals at Risk of Deportation

Two separate groups living in the Dominican Republic are at risk of deportations: first-generation migrants and Dominicans, born in the DR, of foreign descent. The Dominican government created a process for these individuals to apply for citizenship status or residency permits, although fewer than 9,000 were able to register prior to the deadline. Hundreds of thousands of individuals may now be forcibly deported from the DR, with no clear place to go. Click HERE for the full article. Dominican Republic has taken citizenship from up to 200,000 and is getting away with it Eve Hayes de Kalaf, The Conversation June 19, 2015 On June 17, the deadline ran out for undocumented Haitian migrants to register for official migrant status in the neighbouring Dominican Republic. The international media has been filled with reports from the Caribbean of an impending crisis in […]

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