Saturday, October 19, 2013

Dominicans Protest Move to Revoke Haitians of Citizenship

By Zaira Cortes, El Diario La Prensa
October 2, 2013

Translated by Emily Leavitt, Voices of NY

Community leaders in Washington Heights condemned a decision by the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court, which would strip citizenship from thousands of children of Haitian immigrants born in the Dominican Republic.

Organizations in northern Manhattan said the ruling, which cannot be appealed, violates the most basic human rights. They described it as xenophobic and “civil genocide.” [...]

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