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Coude à coude fraternel dominicain pour combattre l’arrêt TC 168/13

GARR, 6 décembre 2013

Des milliers de Dominicains et Dominicaines se sont réunis, le jeudi 5 décembre 2013 à l’Université Autonome de Santo Domingo (La UASD) dans le cadre d’un événement dénommé « Accolade de solidarité » pour se sympathiser avec les Dominicains/ Dominicaines d’ascendance haïtienne, dénationalisés par l’Etat de leur pays à travers une décision prise par la Cour Constitutionnelle, le 23 septembre 2013.

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Suddenly, Illegal at Home

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Niv Bavarsky

By LORGIA GARCÍA-PEÑA
Published: December 12, 2013

On the afternoon of Oct. 4, Maria Pierre stood up in front of a huge crowd of demonstrators at the Dominican Constitutional Court in Santo Domingo and confessed that she was in her native land illegally. “My only crime is that I was born here,” she began, and then her tears started flowing. The supportive crowd cheered her on with a loud chant: “We are Dominican, too! We belong here! We are not going anywhere!”

Ms. Pierre, 19, who was born to Haitian parents who were in the Dominican Republic illegally, is one of more than 200,000 people affected by a historic ruling by the Dominican Constitutional Court denying citizenship rights to those born to undocumented people.

The ruling is ostensibly aimed at controlling undocumented immigration from Haiti, which has increased by about 20 percent since the 2010 earthquake.

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