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Dominican Republic Citizenship

Does Focusing on Race in the Dominican Republic Impede Positive Change?

Jonathan DiMaio | Posted 02.12.2017 | Latino Voices
Jonathan DiMaio

There are no easy fixes to the citizenship and human rights challenges on Hispaniola, especially if Haiti's economic situation does not improve and migrants continue heading to the Dominican Republic for work. But there are steps to be taken beyond lamenting the racism in the country.

Dominican Republic Succeeds Where Other Countries Have Not in Documenting Migrants and Promoting Human Rights

José Tomás Pérez | Posted 09.12.2016 | Latino Voices
José Tomás Pérez

While many countries around the world are struggling with a distressingly large number of undocumented migrants, the Dominican Republic has concluded a program that will bring those with irregular status out of the shadows and into a legal system that guarantees their human rights.

Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Promotes Abuses in the US and the Dominican Republic

Ediberto Roman | Posted 08.23.2016 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

Trump is not only scapegoating immigrants, he is calling for an end to birthright citizenship. If his plan somehow succeeds, it may jeopardize the human rights of millions, particularly members of minority communities.

The Dominican-Haitian Dispute Leaves the Most Vulnerable to Suffer

Maria Isabel Soldevila Brea | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Maria Isabel Soldevila Brea

SANTO DOMINGO -- There's more to the Dominican Republic refugee crisis than just politics. It's the lives of thousands that suffer from the consequences of these policies that should be on the forefront of this discussion.

It's Time For A Global Movement To Stop Anti-Black Racism In The Dominican Republic

Opal Tometi | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Opal Tometi

Resolution 168/13 has enshrined and bolstered a social and political climate that puts black people in the Dominican Republic in grave danger.

Dominican Children Denied The Human Right to Nationality And Access to Education

B. Shaw Drake | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
B. Shaw Drake

Countless young men and women of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic have been the driving force behind the domestic and international outrage at the denationalization policies of their country.

A Human Rights Crisis in the Dominican Republic

Jonathan DiMaio | Posted 06.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Jonathan DiMaio

Until Dominicans, the Dominican diaspora, and the international community can focus on how to empower marginalized communities to advocate for necessary changes, Dominicans of Haitian descent will continue to be marginalized and denied rights like education, due process, and citizenship.

No Foreign Country Or NGOs Can Change Dominican Republic's Immigration Laws, President Says

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.07.2015 | Latino Voices

Dominican President Danilo Medina offered a full-throated defense of his government's controversial changes to citizenship and immigration law in a sp...

Thousands Of Dominicans Woke Up This Week Without Citizenship In Any Country

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.03.2015 | Latino Voices

Thousands of Dominicans woke up stateless on Monday, after the deadline expired for people born to undocumented parents to apply for migrant permits u...

For Diana: Boycott the Dominican Republic

Jasmine Rand | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Jasmine Rand

Diana was a perfect baby. I never foresaw that by the time she was 4 years old, another nation would overlook its own Constitution to treat people like Diana as less than human.

Fighting to Exist in the Dominican Republic

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

While many countries take steps forward, one country has taken a significant step back for many of its citizens over the last few months. People who were born in the Dominican Republic, who have never known another country as home, are losing their citizenship.

Dominican Government Vows To Solve Citizenship Crisis

Fox News Latino | Posted 11.24.2013 | Latino Voices

The government of the Dominican Republic has developed a plan to resolve the legal status of people who face the prospect of being stripped of their c...

Dominican Republic Citizenship Decision Causes Outcry

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.03.2013 | Latino Voices

The recent decision by the highest court in the Dominican Republic to cancel the citizenship of three generations of residents is meeting a firestorm ...