Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Time for Congress to Speak Up on Stateless in DR

By issuing a ruling that retroactively stripped Dominican citizenship all the way back to 1929, the Dominican Republic (DR) has created the largest group of stateless people in the Western Hemisphere. It is time for Congress to speak up on this ruling and other human rights violations that surround it. Dominicans of Haitian descent are being threatened and facing violence and many are forced to flee to Haiti, where they have no roots. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Writers Junot Diaz, Edwidge Danticat: Stop Dominican Abuse of Haitians The Stewardship Project October 21, 2015 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, many are afraid of being forced […]

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