Citizenship in the Dominican Republic
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
The government of the Dominican Republic has decided to revoke citizenship from those born in the country to Haitian migrants. Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, and Associate Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at UC Berkeley, Roxanna Altholz, explains what the decision will mean for the thousands of Dominican citizens of Haitian descent who are now stateless, and what led to the decision. Edward Paulino, professor of history at John Jay College and an organizer of Border of Lights, a group dedicated to Haitian-Dominican history, talks about relations between the two countries.