Local October 10, 2012 | 4:44 pm

Chasing the American dream turns to nightmare for Dominicans

Santo Domingo.- When Miguel Familia went with his wife Yessica Guerrero to the U.S. consulate in the Dominican Republic to get a residence for their youngest daughter, he would’ve never thought it would end up in divorce.

The consulate denied the residence to Alexis Ashley Familia in December 2005 after the DNA test conducted by the clinic ??Testing & Research said she wasn’t Miguel’s biological daughter.

Quoted by listin.com.do, Miguel Familia said he separated from his wife of seven years and then decided to retest his daughter’s DNA with the local lab chain Amadita, which contradicts the first, proving that he is in fact the biological father.

He said the paternity test’s erroneous results by a U.S. lab destroyed his family and years later, decided to sue the U.S. Consulate for US$100.0 million in damages to him and his family.

Familia’s lawsuit was filed today in the National District 3rd Civil and Commercial Chamber, which scheduled a hearing for a date to be announced by the court secretary.

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