Letter from United States Congress to President Danilo Medina

Letter from United States Congress to President Danilo Medina

next...



previous...

Back to Photo list...

Haiti Foreign Affairs, Dominican Republic, Dominican-Haitian relations, Haitians in the Dominican Republic

Write a comment

Take a look at this... a letter, dated 29 Oct 2013, from United States Congress to Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina regarding the denationalization of Dominicans of Haitian decent.

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-4) submitted a letter to President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic in response to a recent Dominican court ruling that makes many Dominican citizens of Haitian descent into outsiders in their own country. The ruling by the Dominican Republic's Tribunal Constitucional in TC/0163/13 strips persons born on Dominican soil to parents without legal documentation of their citizenship rights.

Excerpts from the letter are as follows:

"For over a generation the international community has agreed that governments have a duty to prevent statelessness. The right to nationality is fundamental and a gateway to almost all other human rights and government protections. Without citizenship one cannot access basic services such as education or health care, let alone find employment or exercise any number of political rights."

"This decision by the Tribunal Constitucional could result in an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and seriously threaten regional stability. In light of this, we urge you to take all necessary steps to stay the tide of the denationalization campaign exemplified by the Tribunal Constitucional, and together we call for the protection of the thousands of Dominicans currently at risk of becoming stateless."

Leave a Reply

Name (required)

E-mail (required, will not be published)

Subject: Letter from United States Congress to President Danilo Medina edit

» »

Recent Haitian Newsletter Articles...

Flooding in Haiti, 10,000 homes inundated, 5 people dead Flooding in Haiti, 10,000 homes inundated, 5 people dead

Recent rains in Haiti caused lots of flooding in North-western and South Haiti. Just two days of torrential rains left five people dead and more than 10,000 homes inundated, authorities said. A woman and a three-year-old girl are among the victims of the recent floods. They were swept away by a

Waste management in Haiti: There is a serious Garbage problem in Haiti Waste management in Haiti: There is a serious Garbage problem in Haiti

This morning, I went for a walk in my home town of Hinche Haiti. I decided to follow a little path along Riviere Hinquitte which borders the city. My Goodness! There is so much garbage along the river bed! There is NO garbage collection in Hinche, by that I mean a day of the week when people put

TPS For Haitians - Florida State Senator Daphne Campbell calls on Congress to extend TPS for Haitians for at least 18 months TPS For Haitians - Florida State Senator Daphne Campbell calls on Congress to extend TPS for Haitians for at least 18 months

A legislation sponsored by State Senator Daphne Campbell which calls on President Donald Trump, the US Secretary of State, and the Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians. This legislation passed its first Florida Senate committee

TPS for Haitians is Ending on 22 July 2019 TPS for Haitians is Ending on 22 July 2019

That's it folks... 18 more months, after that, No more TPS for Haitians... The Trump administration told 59,000 Haitians living in the United States with Temporary Protected Status they have until July 22, 2019 to go home or find another legal way to stay in the US. The announcement came on Monday

Cooking in Haiti: Why do Haitians still use Charcoal to cook instead of Propane (LPG)? Cooking in Haiti: Why do Haitians still use Charcoal to cook instead of Propane (LPG)?

Haiti: CHARBON Vs PROPANE (LPG) -- Based on my experience cooking with propane in Haiti, I truly believe it is more economical than cooking with charcoal. So why do Haitians continue to cook with charcoal? Haitians are so used to cooking with Charcoal (charbon) that some of them think it give te

More Haitian Photo Stories...

Vitamin Supplements: Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin C, Calcium with Vitamin D Vitamin Supplements: Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin C, Calcium with Vitamin D

Here is a photo Vitamin Suplements: Natural Omega-3 Fish Oil concentrated fish oil with Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin C, Calcium with Vitamin D for...

Haiti - The Haitian Military preparing for their 18 Nov 2017 Parade Haiti - The Haitian Military preparing for their 18 Nov 2017 Parade

Look at this photo... The new Haitian army is working out, preparing in the rain as November 18 2017 approaches. The new Forces Armés d'Haiti...

PHOTO: Haiti - A Haitian Military man Salutes as Information DG watches proudly PHOTO: Haiti - A Haitian Military man Salutes as Information DG watches proudly

Look at this photo... A Haitian Military man salutes as the Directeur General of the Ministry of Information, Calvin Cadet watches proudly... All...

PHOTO: Naomi Osaka, Haitian-Japanese Tennis Player visits Haiti PHOTO: Naomi Osaka, Haitian-Japanese Tennis Player visits Haiti

Look at this photo... Naomi Osaka, Haitian-Japanese Tennis Player during a visit to Haiti in October 2017. Her father, Leonard Francois, is Haitian...

Les Forces Armées d'Haiti - At your Service! Les Forces Armées d'Haiti - At your Service!

Look at this photo... This is the new Haitian Army... Launch date 18 Novembre 2017... Les Forces Armées d'Haiti - We are at your service!