The Dominican Republic has revised its constitution in a way that the US needs to do: children born to illegal aliens are no longer entitled to Dominican citizenship.
The constitutional change came two weeks after the earthquake in Haiti, which makes up the western portion of the island of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic is on the eastern portion. The change denies citizenship to children born to undocumented residents.
Haiti is certainly a tragic mess. But it would be better to improve conditions in Haiti than move its citizens elsewhere. What Haiti needs is foreign rule. The political class is hopelessly corrupt and inept. Effectively it needs to be put into a form of receivership. It won't become a great success story. But it can be made quite a bit less bad.
|Share |||By Randall Parker at 2010 December 18 06:49 PM Immigration Policy|