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Haiti commits to documenting its citizens

Prime Minister of Haiti Laurent Lamothe announced yesterday Tuesday 4 February that in three months the government of Haiti will start to deliver papers to its citizens so that they can adhere to the foreigner legalization plan in the Dominican Republic, as reported in Listin Diario. One of the biggest problems with the plan is that most Haitians who have migrated to the country do not have any legal documentation of origin, meaning they did not legally exist in Haiti and carried that status when moving to the DR. While being undocumented is common in Haiti, it has created major problems in the Dominican Republic as these legally unnamed people move ahead in life and have children in the country. The Dominican government has offered to issue Haitians with work permits, but requires applicants to have legal documentation from their place of origin to start the process.

Source: DR1

Category: DR News |

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