Structural racial discrimination, inequality, the criminalization of abortion and the excessive use of force by the National Police are major human rights concerns. Authorities in the Dominican Republic are still responding to a 2013 ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal that stripped citizenship from tens of thousands of Dominicans of migrant descent, mostly of Haitian origin. A national regularization plan ended in 2018, achieved the regularization of thousands of migrants. However, many eligible people still cannot resolve their situation, and the practice of illegal expulsions and deportations continues, as do the challenges for accessing asylum in the Dominican Republic.