Local October 19, 2011 | 11:15 am

Amid heated debate, Immigration Resolution becomes Law today

Santo Domingo.- Central Electoral Board (JCE) president Roberto Rosario Tuesday asked the local and international organizations which claim that Dominicans of Haitian ancestry have been stripped of their ID cards with Resolution 012-07, to submit a complaint, with the citizens affected.

The official made the statement once day before president Leonel Fernandez is scheduled to sign the Regulation which will formally implement the General Immigration Law, in the Immigration Agency.

He said he has yet to receive a request from any entity with that publicly voiced complaint, for which he cannot respond to rumors, speculations or media campaigns.

The official said anyone with a complaint or a case can deposit their documentation, affirming that it will be answered. “I’m not going to respond to publicly stated issues when an explanation via the media needs to be made, but as a government official I have to refer to precise issues and the international organizations must be formal and the social organizations must be formal.”

Foreign Relations

The JCE and the Foreign Relations Ministry discuss the denunciation from a group of organizations filed in the Inter-American Human Rights Court (CIDH) and that will deposit the documentation required in the next few days.

The groups, headed by the Dominican-Haitian Encounter Network (REDHJV), claim that Dominicans of Haitian origin in the country are illegally and unconstitutionally stripped of the nationality.

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