01
JUN
2015

The Haitian Tragedy in the Dominican Republic

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The aftermath of a 2013 decision by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court denying citizenship

to the children of undocumented Haitian immigrants as far back as 1929 remained one of the tragic

stories of 2015. The story and its aftermath continue to resonate in the news media.

The New York Times weighed in with a comprehensive story on expulsions and voluntary returnees to

Haiti.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/world/americas/fearful-haitian-migrants-flee-dominican-

republic-for-camps.html?_r=0

The Guardian reported on an Amnesty International condemnation of the court decision and its erasure

of four generations of Dominicans with Haitian roots.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/19/dominican-republic-violated-human-rights-haitians-

citizens

New York radio station Hot 97 featured a discussion on June 17, 2015 of the status of Haitians in the

Dominican Republic with attorney Ralph DeLouis, a member of the Hatian American Lawyers

Association.

Listen by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ifxi1CsZoI

Yasine Alcindor of USA Today spent time with Haitians deported from the Dominican Republic.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/08/23/immigration-law-refugees-land-haiti-

border/30491039/

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