Stop the stripping of citizenship from Dominican children of Haitian Ancestry
  • Petitioning Rose Belizor

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Rose Belizor

Stop the stripping of citizenship from Dominican children of Haitian Ancestry

    1. Rose Belizor
    2. Petition by

      Rose Belizor

      Douglasville, GA

We, citizens and friends of Haiti, petition the United Nations to step in and stop the Dominican Republic Government from stripping thousands of Dominicans citizens of Haitian Descents of their Dominican citizenship.

This is against established international laws and therefore call on the world body, The United Nations, to prevent this tragedy from happening. If we do not act, thousands of innocent Dominican citizens of Haitian parents, grand parents, and great grand parents will become stateless. The vast majority of those targeted have no connections to any other country and only know the language and culture of the Dominican Republic.

We demand that this law be reversed and those Dominican citizens be allowed to keep their citizenship, and continue to live their lives like any other Dominican citizen.      

 

Please Contact your local Consulate at the below link:  

  http://consulathaiti-atlanta.org/nous-contacter  

  http://www.haiti.org/

  http://embassy-finder.com/haiti_in_usa

To:
Rose Belizor
Stop the stripping of citizenship from Dominican children of Haitian Ancestry

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    News

    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. If you are black, get out: The crisis of statelessness in the Dominican Rep

      Rose Belizor
      Petition Organizer
      Daily Kos

      The decision by the high court in the Dominican Republic to declare anywhere from 250,000 to 400,000 Dominicans who may have Haitian ancestry "not citizens" with a start date of birth of 1929 is simply appalling.

    3. Interruption Of DR's President!

      Rose Belizor
      Petition Organizer
      Interruption du Président Dominicain Danilo !Todos somos Haiti !

      La participation du président Danilo Medina, à l'ouverture de la Conférence régionale XII sur les femmes d'Amérique latine et des Caraïbes, qui s'est tenue dans la capitale dominicaine, a été interrompue hier par un groupe d'environ 40 délégués étrangers, ils ont scandé des slogans pour protester...

    4. The Dominican Constitutional Court violates its own Constitution

      Rose Belizor
      Petition Organizer
      The Dominican Constitutional Court Violates its own Constitution

      A principal tenet of international law is that there shall be no ex post facto laws which is also known as the principle of non-retroactivity of the law. Since the world has become a community of nations through the formation of the United Nations, all member states, including the Dominican Republic and Haiti, have incorporated this principle into their own Constitutions as a pledge that there shall abide by this principle.

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. Reached 250 signatures
    7. UN Urges DR to not deprive citizens of Haitian Origin of nationality

      Rose Belizor
      Petition Organizer
      Repeating Islands

      The United Nations human rights office has urged the Dominican Republic to take all necessary measures to ensure that citizens of Haitian origin are not deprived of their right to nationality in light of a recent court ruling. Last week the country's Constitutional Court ruled that the children of undocumented migrants who have been in...

    8. Haiti Recalls its Ambassador to Dominican Republic

      Rose Belizor
      Petition Organizer
      Haiti Recalls Its Ambassador to Dominican Republic

      As Haiti recalled its ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Dominican human rights activists Tuesday announced planned demonstrations across the country in coming days to protest a court ruling that effectively strips citizenship rights from Dominican-born children of Haitian immigrants. According to the Miami Herald, the announcement came after Haiti on Monday recalled its ambassador [...]

    9. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Pedro De Leon BRONX, NY
      • 3 months ago

      Because there are legitimate Haitians who are trying their best to make themselves a better life. Let's not hold grudges and hold to the past. Not everyone is the same when it comes to bad behavior by a small percentage of these immigrants and descendants of immigrants. Actually, most of Dominican Republic came from African/Haitian blood.

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      • 4 months ago

      Americans include all children born here. Dominicans should be the same. Dominican-Americans are not excluded from American citizenship; it should be the same for anyone born on Dominican soil!!

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    • Marge Lacoste-Langston CENTRAL ISLIP, UNITED STATES
      • 4 months ago

      The practice in the Dominican republic is inhumane!! they are no different than those they are suppressing. It is disgraceful and something have to be done.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 5 months ago

      We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher

      You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones

      Children make your life important. ~Erma Bombeck

      In a dark moment I ask, "How can anyone bring a child into this world?" And the answer rings clear, "Because there is no other world, and because the child has no other way into it." ~Robert Brault,

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    • Erwin Douyo HOLLIS, NY
      • 6 months ago

      I am a US citizen of Haitian decent and this story is appalling on so many levels. We have now in this country a debate on give illegal immigrants a path to remain in this country. If we were to say only people who were here prior to 1929 were true US citizens then were would we be as a notion. Everyone should feel out rage and I for one will boycott any product from the DR and not visit their shores again.

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