By Vania Andre
MIAMI – Members of Rights for All in DR, a national coalition of human rights advocates, joined Florida International University (FIU) students last month, to denounce former Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez visit to the university. Fernandez was scheduled to attend a planned lecture at the university on the on Oct. 22
We want to know “about his stance on the current humanitarian crisis in the Dominican Republic,” the coalition said. In 2013, a Dominican court ruled to retroactively change the criteria needed to obtain nationality for those born to immigrant parents after 1929. The ruling has left 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent in citizenship limbo.