At a press conference, the Dominicans for Rights organization said that of some 53,000 potential beneficiaries of the naturalization law, just 8,755 were able to file their documents in time.
The organization condemned the “absence of political will among the state branches in complying with the national commitment” with international courts to regularize the status of these people as Dominicans.
The naturalization law was approved in accord with a commitment given by the Dominican government to international organizations as a result of a ruling issued in September 2013 by the Constitutional Court.
According to the spokesperson for Dominicans for Rights, Ana Maria Belique, the Interior and Police Ministry has not provided the people in question with “any document that … provides them with information about their legal status” in Dominican territory. via | Fox News Latino