Local March 24, 2014 | 8:32 am

Major local newspaper slams the U.S. on visa incident

Translation: Dominican Today

“The United States has committed an excess by officially defining as Dominican to grant a visa to the young woman Juliana Deguis, when precisely a ruling by the Constitutional Court denied that condition. She was granted the visa even without having a passport.

The United States doesn’t have the right to be happily granting citizenship of other countries.

The Dominican Government cannot let this incident pass as an anecdotal episode, because the US action wasn’t innocent and has implications for national sovereignty.

It was just on Thursday when Deguis’ attorneys told the Dominican Foreign Ministry of their intention to travel to the United States and a little more than 48 hours she was already in an airport with a United States visa and without a travel document.

The hurried pace of that movement denotes bad faith, which is aggravated if one takes into account that it was instigated by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

This action reveals much about those who seek to question Dominican Republic for acting in accordance with its sovereign right to establish its own immigration policy.”

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