Dominican Republic: Government annuls ethnic Haitians’ citizenship

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October 11, 2011
Miami Herald    
Posted in News

"The Dominican government has confiscated or annulled nearly 1,600 birth certificates belonging to residents of Haitian descent, a migrant advocacy group charged Tuesday. A government official denied anyone had been wrongly denied a birth certificate. Sonia Adames, director of Jesuit Refugee and Migrant Services, told reporters the group's investigation found 72 percent of those affected are between 15 and 30 years old and have been unable to find a job, open a bank account or enroll in school as a result." (10/11/11/)

 

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