UN hails move on Dominican citizenship

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Washington, (UNHCR).- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes a decision by the Dominican Republic to allow the naturalization of around 750 people born and raised in the country who were previously deprived of citizenship due to the immigration status of their parents. “This gives hope and dignity to hundreds of stateless people whose lives had been in limbo for many years. We commend the Government of the Dominican Republic for taking this important step towards finding nationality solutions for people born and raised in the country, and we look forward to continued constructive cooperation with the government to find practical solutions for everyone’s benefit,” said Matthew Reynolds, UNHCR representative for the United States and the Caribbean The decision, announced by presidential decree on July 16th, eased restrictions imposed in a […]

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