Deadline nears to gain status for children of migrants born in Dominican Republic

January 30, 2015 6:15 PM

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Time is running out to gain legal status for tens of thousands of people born to migrants in the Dominican Republic.

The government says people have until Feb. 1 to apply for birth certificates as foreigners. Deputy Interior Minister Luis Fernandez said Friday that only 6,500 of the estimated 60,000 in the country have registered.

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