Local May 22, 2014 | 4:50 pm

Haiti PM hails legislation fast tracks Dominican nationality

Santo Domingo.- Haitian prime minister Laurent Lamothe on Thursday said Port-au-Prince hails the legislation approved Wednesday by the Dominican Republic’s Congress, which fast tracks naturalization for people born in its territory but enrolled irregularly in the Dominican Civil Registry.

"We welcome the presentation to Parliament (Congress) of the special act by the Dominican Government," Lamothe said on Twitter in French.

He said Haiti’s Government “notes the advances for a class of people who were threatened with being stateless."

"The Government also takes note of the adoption of the law by the Dominican Republic Congress,” Lamothe said.

Once Medina signs it into law, people born on Dominican soil of illegal foreign parents and registered irregularly in the civil registry can obtain Dominican nationality by reregistering the offspring of foreigners born in the Dominican Republic and also through naturalization.

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