Nationality, Power, and Statelessness in the Dominican Republic

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016, 1:45 pm

As the government of the Dominican Republic promotes increasingly anti-immigrant policies, Haitian immigrants and Dominican citizens of Haitian decent are being stripped of their citizenship, and the many basic rights that come with it. Panelists will discuss the evolution of various discriminatory policies in recent years, the impacts and threats they’ve had in people’s everyday lives. For example, what does it mean for the next generation when children are denied access to school because they have not been issued a birth certificate or identity card? They will discuss actions to be taken on a local and international level.


  • Marselha Goncalves Margerin, Amnesty International USA
  • Shaw Drake, Equal Justice Works Fellow at Human Rights First, former Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute
  • Arelis Figueroa, Latinos/as @ Riverside Church, New York City (invited)


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