Angela Cave

Three Stories of Citizenship Struggle from the Dominican Republic

AJWS’s Global Justice Fellows—14 rabbis and a cantor from communities around the U.S.—were in Washington, D.C., last week, pressuring American officials to fight for a just resolution to the statelessness crisis in the Dominican Republic. Sparked by a 2013 court ruling that stripped citizenship from hundreds of thousands of people, the crisis has created the …

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Suddenly Stateless: The successes in the struggle

This story is part of a series of blog posts marking the third anniversary of the court decision that sparked a statelessness crisis in the Dominican Republic. Despite all the accounts of adversity since the 2013 Dominican court ruling, some Dominicans of Haitian descent have successfully applied for documents, restored their nationality and enjoyed the …

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Parading for Equality: Haitian-Dominican Activists Make a Statement at the Dominican Day Parade

Before setting out to march in the Dominican Day Parade in New York City on Sunday, organizers of We Are All Dominican (WAAD)—a U.S.-based human rights organization supported by AJWS that fights to raise awareness about the controversial citizenship crisis unfolding in the Dominican Republic—issued a warning to their participants: Don’t lose your composure around …

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