The Dominican Republic may deport 250,000 black Dominicans of Haitian descent

Last year, the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court wiped out the citizenship rights of any Dominicans born to Haitian undocumented immigrants since 1929, regardless of whether they held a Dominican birth certificate. In doing so, the court essentially made as many as 250,000 people stateless persons. Dominican officials have stated there will be no mass deportations but their actions speak differently.


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