Electoral judge: Children of Haitian workers born here are Dominican
Santo Domingo. – Central Electoral Board judge Eddy Olivares on Sunday said the children born in the country, of Haitian laborers, have the right to a Dominican identity.
He said the electoral court doesn’t have the jurisdiction to cancel the cedula (identity card) of the Haitians born in the country, even if their parents haven’t had the category of Dominican citizen or resident.
The official noted that the parents of most of the Haitians born in the Dominican Republic, and who are of legal age, came to the country as laborers via agreements between the governments.
Interviewed by Héctor Herrera on Telesistema channel 11, Olivares criticized that the Board assumes a role he affirms isn’t its jurisdiction, adding that the country’s migratory policy has its responsible institutions, which in the Dominican case is the Immigration Agency.
Source: Dominican Today