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Haitian migrants risk Dominican deportation – Americas – Al Jazeera English


665003303001_2881562894001_20131219175293734-20Tens of thousands of Haitians could be forced to leave the neighbouring Dominican Republic after a court ruled they may not be eligible for citizenship – even if they were born in the country.

Hundreds have already returned to Haiti amid nationalist violence in their adopted homeland.

In September, a Dominican court ruled that citizenship would not necessarily be granted to anyone born to undocumented migrants after 1929.

The ruling has led Caribbean leaders to defer an application from the Dominican Republic for membership in CARICOM, the region\’s largest trade and cooperation bloc. via – Al Jazeera English

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