“When, the deadline expires at midnight, the hopes of tens of thousands of vulnerable people will collapse. Thousands of people will run the risk of being expelled from the country,” the director of AI’s Americas program, Erika Guevara Rosas, said in a statement released here.
And even if those people do manage to stay in the Dominican Republic beyond Feb. 1, their future will be “terribly uncertain,” she said.
“It is time to put an end to this crisis. The simple reality is that, when the vast majority of these people were born, the then-applicable Dominican law recognized them as citizens,” Guevara Rosas said. “The deprivation of that right, and the creation of insurmountable administrative obstacles to be able to remain in the country, constitute a violation of their human rights.” via – El Economista America