Haitians thwarted as they seek Dominican status – The Washington Post

Thousands of Haitians have been lining up this summer at government offices in the Dominican Republic trying to take advantage of a rare chance to secure legal status in a country where they’ve long lived in the shadows.For most, hope is quickly turning into disappointment.Since a program to grant residency to Haitians who have been living in the Dominican Republic since 2011 opened June 2, only a tiny fraction of applicants have managed to show sufficient documentation from their homeland to secure the status, officials say. And a deadline to register or face deportation arrives early next year. via – The Washington Post.

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