Dominican Republic's President Expresses Sympathy For Those Losing Citizenship

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The president of the Dominican Republic expressed sympathy for people facing the loss of citizenship in the country, but offered no firm plans to help those affected. 

According to the Washington Post, President Danilo Medina met with advocates for people who are losing citizenship on Monday. Medina said he was saddened to hear about the human roll of the Sept. 23 rulingbut he offered no specific plans to help.

The Constitutional Court ordered the Electoral Board to revoke the citizenship of anyone born in the country to non-citizens after 1929. Over 200,000 people will be affected, mostly people of Haitian descent. 

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. . You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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