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Education for Justice Intern Meets with Fr. Mario Serrano Marte, SJ, at Washington Interfaith Staff Community Meeting

Education for Justice | Wed, Nov 13, 2013

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Center's Education for Justice Project intern John Morton meets with Fr. Mario Serrano Marte, SJ, at Washington Interfaith Staff Community meeting to discuss issues of citizenship and undocumented migrants. 

A leading human rights activist passionately criticized a Dominican Republic court decision to strip citizenship from children of undocumented Haitian migrants, and Education for Justice intern John Morton covered a recent interfaith event to explore this issue. Fr. Mario Serrano Marte, SJ, a founder of Dominicans for Human Rights, said the decision prevents them from gaining identification forms required to go to school or to get jobs, driving them deeper into poverty. The value of their identity diminishes as they become further separated from the only country they have ever known, Serrano told the Washington Interfaith Staff Community. He challenged people around the world to speak out against such injustice. Morton will share Serrano’s insights in an upcoming EFJ resource.