RFK Center Calls on President Obama to Address Denationalization Issues
(2012-04-13) In light of the upcoming Summit of the Americas taking place on April 14-15, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights has issued a letter calling on President Barack Obama to address the issue of denationalization of Dominicans of Haitian descent within the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic's birth registration system functionally denies the right to nationality and a legal identity to children of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic. The system has denied the legal documentation necessary to reap the benefits of nationality and citizenship; specifically legal equality, freedom from fear of illegal deportation and access to crucial human rights like healthcare and education.
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