Africa Now June 24, 2015 Expulsion of Dominicans of Haitian Descent

ASSOCIATION OF HAITIAN PROFESSIONALS DEMONSTRATION MARCH TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC EMBASSY June 22, 2015

ASSOCIATION OF HAITIAN PROFESSIONALS DEMONSTRATION MARCH TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC EMBASSY June 22, 2015

Topic and Guests: Expulsion of Dominicans of Haitian Descent.    In Dominican Republic in 2013 a court ruling stripped the citizenship of children born of foreign parents in the going back as far as 1929.  Following the court ruling a law was passed in 2014 that stated foreign-born workers had to register by June 17 or risk deportation.  Human rights activists and organizations see the court ruling, and the law being enforced by the government of the Dominican Republic as acts of discrimination targeting the over 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent.  Joining Africa Now! today to discuss this issue are Ms. Genesis Aquino of Ahora/Now and Coalition of Dominicans Against Racism; and Mr. Yves Point-du-Jour a.k.a. Yves Dayiti, Host of WPFW’s Konbit Lakay.

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