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Saturday, November 12th 2011

19:40

Dominican law leaves many vulnerable

Many young Dominicans of Haitian descent lacking birth certificates say they are facing discrimination by officials in efforts to obain the document. Without it, they are unable to go apply for university, marriage or a passport.

Though Haiti has said it will offer citizenship to anyone with Haitian parents, many of the one million young Dominicans have never been to neighbouring Haiti and feel no allegiance to a nation mere miles away on the other side of the border of the same island.

Al Jazeera's Ross Velton reports from the Dominican Republic.



Source: Al Jazeera - http://youtu.be/h9jd7fb7yOs




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