Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Over 200 Individuals and Organizations Demand State Department Action on DR Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2016 Contact:  France Francois,, (305)502-3373 Carl Lipscombe,, (718)715-8610 Media Advisory Over 200 Members of the Dominican and Haitian Diaspora, Community Organizations, & Law Professors Denounce State Department’s Inaction on Human Rights Abuses in the Dominican Republic Concerned individuals and organizations send letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to prioritize the hundreds of thousands rendered stateless in the Dominican Republic Washington D.C – Across the Dominican Republic, over 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent are languishing in limbo following an inhumane ruling retroactively stripping them of citizenship, and the violence and intimidation that has followed. Now, hundreds of thousands have fled and many of them reside in squalid refugee camps along the Haitian border. To coincide with Dominican Independence Day on February 27th, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and #Rights4ALLinDR coalition sent a letter to Secretary Kerry […]

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