Dominican high court ruling concerns Haiti’s top lawmaker
Santo Domingo.- Haiti Senate president Simon Dieuseul on Friday said that although Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court is sovereign in its deliberations, the execution of ruling could be political.
The Haitian lawmaker’s statement refers to the ruling that denies citizenship to offspring of undocumented aliens.
He said the ruling can divide opinions in the Dominican Republic, affect about 400,000 people of Haitian descent living in the country and cn impact the economy negatively.
Dieuseul met today with Dominican counterpart Reinaldo Pared and a group of Senators from his country, to discuss the ruling’s impact.
Among the Haitian senators figured Wenceslas Lambert; Jean Batist Bien Aime and Jocelerme Privert, in addition to Haiti Ambassador Fritz Cineas.
Dieuseul said he and his colleagues are concerned with the situation and came to the country to seek more information.
Pared was accompanied by his colleague Prim Pujals, and Pastor Vasquez, chief of staff of the Dominican Embassy in Port-au-Prince.