Andres Navarro in New Jersey To Stop Haitian Resolution
Here is a picture of the foreign minister of the Dominican Republic, Andrés Navarro. He went to New Jersey in an attempt to dissuade a nonbinding resolution in the state Senate
On Thursday, August 6th, Andrés Navarro, the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic visited New Jersey to meet local politicians and dissuade them from passing a nonbinding resolution in the state Senate, which would criticize the Dominican Republic for stripping the citizenship of about 240,000 people who were born in the DR, but their parents were undocumented immigrants. A 2013 ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Dominican Republic (Ruling No. 168-13) retroactively stripped citizenship from as many as 240,000 people born since 1929 to Haitian parents in the Dominican Republic. Following an international outcry, this resolution, sponsored by New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D), respectfully urges the Dominican Republic to reinstate the citizenship of those of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic.