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“Without my identity card, it’s like I’m dead”

Headline Title:  “Without my identity card, it’s like I’m dead” 18 October 2013 Elena Lorac was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, but the Dominican government considers her a foreigner. They want to send her to Haiti -- a country she has never visited and where she doesn't even have any relatives -- just because her parents were born there.When she tried to enrol in university in 2010, the authorities told the 25-year-old that the identity card she had held until then was not valid.Decades ago, Elena’s Haitian parents moved to the Dominican Republic to work. At the time, the…

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