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Civil Registry audit is completed

The Central Electoral Board (JCE) has presented the results of the audit of the Civil Registry from 1929 to 2007 to international organizations and the Constitutional and Superior Electoral Courts. The Constitutional Court ordered the audit on 23 May 2014.

Registry Committee coordinator Judge Cesar Francisco Feliz Feliz presented the data at a press conference yesterday, Tuesday 26 May 2015.

The JCE audited 116,506 civil registration books nationwide, and found foreigners of 118 nationalities. Feliz said they had also found several types of irregularities.

The nationalities in the registers that were audited included 41,133 from Haiti, 2,354 from the United States, 1,705 from Spain, 1,190 from China, 586 from Puerto Rico, 487 from the Netherlands, 488 from Venezuela, 379 from Colombia, 376 from Japan and 334 from France.

He said that 25,358 cases needed further investigation, 4,391 needed redoing due to the state of the record books and 2,678 needed to go before the court. In addition, 132 would be annulled.

JCE president, Roberto Rosario pointed out that 68.45% of the cases analyzed involved Haitians, 3.93% people from the United States and 2.84% from Spain.

He said that after complying with the law and regularizing the entries, each of the people registered would receive Dominican nationality.

Roberto Rosario added that all that was left was to define the administrative process for deportation. Rosario said that deportations should take place between 6am and 6pm and not on weekends. Deportees would be allowed to take their personal effects.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

May 27, 2015

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