Most famous Haitian-Dominican is now officially Dominican


A post by Peter Jordens.

The Central Electoral Board (JCE) of the Dominican Republic has announced that the application file for an identity card (cédula) for Juliana Dequis Pierre is now complete and she can collect her cédula at any cédula-issuing office.

Dequis, who requested her ID card on July 21, 2013, became the face of the struggle for citizenship by Dominicans of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic when the Constitutional Court denied her request for a cédula and issued the infamous September 23, 2013 ruling 168-13 which rendered thousands of second and third-generation Dominicans of Haitian ancestry potentially stateless. See our post Injustice for Dominicans of Haitian descent.

Dequis has now benefited by expedited naturalization for humanitarian reasons under the special regime established by Law 169-14, which was introduced by the government and adopted by Congress on May 22, 2014.

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