Protect The Rights of Dominican Citizens of Haitian Descent in the Dominican Republic.

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Protect The Rights of Dominican Citizens of Haitian Descent in the Dominican Republic.

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Kellon Bubb started this petition to CARICOM, PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT and

For generations, Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent living in the DR have been living in a situation of apartheid, treated with disdain and discriminated against because of the color of their skin. Massacres, mass deportations, rape, and all sorts of violence have been their lot. On September 23rd, 2013 the Dominican Constitution Tribunal, the country's highest court, decided to strip all Dominicans of Haitian descent born in the DR between 1929 to 2007 of their Dominican citizenship. In response to the outcry from within the country and all over the world, on May 15th, 2014 Dominican President Danilo Medina proposed what he called a humanitarian bill to resolve the situation. Both houses of the Dominican Congress unanimously passed this bill without debate. The problem with this "humanitarian" law is that out of the 210,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent, the DR Government itself claims were affected by the Sept. 23rd ruling only 13,000 at most will get their Dominican citizenship restored. Not even 10% of those supposedly affected will get relief. This is an outrage and must be opposed.

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