Roundtable Conversation About Migration & Social Policies in the Dominican Republic

EN ESPANOL

“Attendees will have opportunity to learn first hand information about how the government of the Dominican Republic formulates its social and migration policies.”

RSVP

CODA 2017 at Rutgers School of Law

CODA 2017 Program 

Newark, NJ.–On Sunday, February 12, 2017, 9:00AM – 10:45AM, the Institute for Latino Studies will host a roundtable plenary session about formulating better social and migration policies in the Dominican Republic.

The roundtable is one of the forums of the 17th Annual Conference on Dominican Affairs slated to take place at Rutgers School of Law 123 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102.

This plenary session offers a roundtable discussion about Executive Order # 631-11, emitted by the President of the Dominican Republic, creating The National Institute of Immigration known in Spanish as “El Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM-RD)”. El Instituto’s main objective is to help formulate migration policies in the Dominican Republic that would better address the status of immigrants and visitors, and particularly Dominicans from around the world. The INM-RD aims at recommending efficient, transparent and safe migratory services, while promoting respect for human and civil rights in accordance to international laws.

“INM-RD was originally created to assist the Dominican government in formulating better public policies to prevent problems generated by DR Constitutional Court’s Sentence 168-13 and by the implementation of the DR Citizenship and Naturalization Act and the National Regularization Plan to Adjust the Status of Foreigners known in Spanish as “El Plan Nacional de Regularización de Extranjeros”, said Nestor Montilla, Chairman of the Dominican American National Roundtable (DANR).

The plenary session will also consider DR social policy aimed at assisting Dominicans facing socio-economic contingencies around the world.

Speakers include Alexis Lantigua, Vice Ministro de Politica Social Exterior, Dominican Republic; Dr. Irma Nicasio, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo & Advisor to DR Senate and Ms. Florinda Rojas, Executive Director, Instituto National de Migración, Dominican Republic. The Roundtable will be moderated by Nestor Montilla, Sr., Chairman of the Dominican American National Roundtable.

“This roundtable plenary forum will be a unique opportunity for those interested in learning first hand information about how the government of the Dominican Republic formulates its social and migration policies,” said Dr. Maria Teresa Montilla, President of the Institute for Latino Studies, Research and Development. “Participants will have an opportunity to make recommendations about policy formulation in DR and to ask questions and exchange ideas with presenters.”

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The Conference on Dominican Affairs (CODA) is the only state-wide conference in the United States where leaders and scholars are convened under one roof to discuss critical issues impacting Dominicans.

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The Conference on Dominican Affairs (CODA) is made possible thanks to the generous support of UNIVISION and PSE&G, and the collaboration of The Dominican American National Roundtable, Leadership Alliance of New Jew Jersey, and the National Dominican American Council. CODA is a signature project of the Institute for Latino Studies Research and Development (ILS). www.instituteforlatinostudies. thelatinoinstitute@gmail.com