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Haitians in Dominican Republic press for papers as deportation fear rises

Santo Domingo.- The demands by Haitian nationals for Michel Martelly’s administration to provide them identity documents have risen in recent weeks as the deadline to register for Dominican Republic’s Plan to Regularize Foreigners draws near.

The situation dire for many of the foreigners who face deportation since the deadline stipulated in Law 327-13 expires on June 17.

Desperate Haitians have staged two protests outside their embassy just this week and are expected to continue in the coming days.

Local and international human rights groups scramble to find solutions to the plight of the large number of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, as some place the figure of undocumented immigrants as high as one million.

Source: DT

June 3, 2015

Category: DR News |

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