Haitian Gov't Census and I.D. Cards for Haitians in D.R.
- Sunday, January 29, 2012 10:10 AM
SANTIAGO, Dominican Republic (defend.ht) - Minister for Haitians Living Abroad Affairs, Daniel Supplice held a press conference at the Haitian consulate's office in the city of Santiago, D.R. where he announced in the coming days, a census of Haitians living in the country and identification initiative.
According to the ministry, the goal is to guarantee every Haitian his or her rights to assess his or her academic levels and working capacity to engage in the process of rebuilding their country.
"We want to give a national identity card to every Haitians in any country where they are,â said Supplice.
The census will be conducted by the Haitian Embassy in the Dominican Republic.
Minister Supplice stated that the Haitian government is eager to inform professionals, students and Haitian workers on the plans of his government with the citizens living abroad. The Minister added that the initiative will also seek to promote the new philosophy of his government on the immigration status of Haitians residents in the Dominican Republic.
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