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#2969: Medina wants help to issue ID documents to Haitians in Haiti (fwd)
From: Yacine Khelladi <email@example.com>
[Fwd: DR1 Daily News Thursday, 23 March 2000]
> 6. Medina wants help to issue ID documents to Haitians in Haiti
> Danilo Medina, presidential candidate for the Partido de la Liberación Dominicana, urged that developed nations contribute to develop systems in Haiti so that that nation can issue identification documents to all its citizens. The fact that most Haitians, primarily because they are too poor and distrust their government, never bother to get their identification documents creates major problems for the Dominican Republic. When these people cross over without a single identification document they create confusion at the time when they want to declare a child, or register a child in school. Since the parents have no legal names, what is the last name of the child, for instance? Medina told El Caribe newspaper that Haitians’ lack of identity documents is one of the major obstacles in the ongoing migratory talks.