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Award winning writers Junot Diaz (R) and Edwidge Danticat (L) talk after meeting with members of Congress on Capitol Hill, October 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. The renowned writers called on Congress and congressional staff to push the U.S. government into applying pressure to end this human rights crisis in the Dominican Republic that is wreaking havoc on hundreds of thousands lives. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz was called “anti-Dominican” on Thursday by Eduardo Selman, the Dominican Republic’s consul in New York, and was revoke of an Order of Merit medal he was given in 2009. The writer of "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," has come under fire for protesting against the Dominican government’s moves to deport hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent.

“We declare emphatically that the Dominican Republic has acted with transparency to the world in the implementation of the migratory measures and there has been no case of violation of human rights or of statelessness with Haitians or any other foreigner, contrary to what the writer Junot Diaz, who has proven to be anti-Dominican,” Selman said. The Dominican government has ordered all undocumented immigrants to register or face immediate deportation.

Juno Diaz Call On Congress To Act Against Dominican Republic's Treatment Of Haitian Descendants. Mark Wilson /Getty Images

Díaz lobbied against the deportations in Washington, D.C., last week alongside Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat saying that the situation represents a “human rights crisis."

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