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I have a question. What does "enshrine" mean here? Is it something such as "it made this rule sacred, a rule that must be apply to everyone every time"?
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights in 2005 denounced the practice as a way of discriminating against people who had been in the country for a lifetime. Still, the Dominican Republic enshrined the rule in 2010 by a constitutional amendment that excludes the Dominican-born children of those in the country illegally, including seasonal and temporary workers, from Dominican citizenship. The new court decision not only ratifies the change, but also goes a step further by ordering officials to audit the nationís birth records, compile a list of people who should not qualify for citizenship and notify embassies when a personís nationality is in question.