Rights at Risk in the Dominican Republic
July 11, 2016
Since 2013, over 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent have already been stripped of their citizenship because they have been unable to prove their ancestors’ legal entry to the Dominican Republic (D.R.), going all the way back to 1929.
This is a continuation of the human rights crisis that began with the 2013 Dominican Republic Constitutional Court decision that left thousands stateless. UUSC is urging our supporters to take action on this issue by signing a letter to Secretary Kerry urging him to withhold military aid to the D.R. beginning Monday, July 14. Below we’ve provided a few posts to help get you started sharing the action on social media. Thank you for adding your voice on this issue!