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Haitian Heritage and Philanthropy Celebrated Through Food
Boston, News

Haitian Heritage and Philanthropy Celebrated Through Food

On May 19, over 70 guests took part in a voyage through Haiti’s gastronomy, art and history at “Voyaj,” a tasting event with renowned Haitian chef, Stephan Berrouet-Durand of Culinary By Design and the Haitian Culinary Alliance. The event, which took place at the Bruce Bolling Building in Roxbury, Massachusetts, was attended by Haitian Consulate Marjorie Brunache and…

Florida Legislative Session Ends With No Anti-Immigrant Bills Passed
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Florida Legislative Session Ends With No Anti-Immigrant Bills Passed

TALLAHASSEE, FL– Florida’s legislative sessions came to an end as immigrant rights advocates celebrate the defeat of all anti-immigrant and anti-refugee bills proposed. The 2017 session marked one of the most aggressive sessions with nine Trump-Inspired bills, ranging from the criminalization of immigrants by raising the penalties solely based on the person’s immigration status, to…

UPDATED: Haiti TPS To Be Extended By Six Months, Trump Officials Say
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UPDATED: Haiti TPS To Be Extended By Six Months, Trump Officials Say

The Trump administration plans to announce a six-month extension of temporary protected status (TPS) for 50,000 Haitians who were spared from deportation after a devastating 2010 earthquake, according to federal officials with direct knowledge of the information. Details were still being finalized Monday, and the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement…

Haitian Community Awaits Trump Administration TPS Decision, Calls to Renew Persist
New York, News

Haitian Community Awaits Trump Administration TPS Decision, Calls to Renew Persist

By Wyatt Massey

In anticipation of the upcoming decision from the Trump Administration regarding Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation, a coalition of elected officials, community groups, labor, and advocates came together on May 16 during a rally at Foley Square to demand the Trump Administration stop the threat of mass deportation by extending TPS for Haitians.

Pressure Mounts To Extend Haiti TPS Designation
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Pressure Mounts To Extend Haiti TPS Designation

Fifty thousand Haitian nationals are facing the possibility of deportation as early as January 2018, if the Trump administration decides to forego an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. Over the past several weeks, elected officials and community leaders from the Haitian community have banded together to call on the Trump administration to…

Haiti-Based Sunrise Airways Spreads Its Wings To Orlando
Haiti, News

Haiti-Based Sunrise Airways Spreads Its Wings To Orlando

On April 11, Haiti-based Sunrise Airways announced its intent to launch new nonstop service between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Orlando, Florida beginning in October 2017. The new 3x’s weekly service marks the carrier’s first-ever flights to/from the U.S. and the first-ever nonstop service connecting Orlando and Haiti. “For us, as an airline, and more importantly for…

Bus Runs Over At Least 34 People In Northern Haiti
Haiti, News

Bus Runs Over At Least 34 People In Northern Haiti

At least 34 people have been killed and 17 injured when a bus ploughed into a crowd outside the northern Haitian city of Gonaives. Marie-Alta Jean Baptiste, head of Haiti’s civil protection office, told AFP news agency on Sunday that first the bus ran over two pedestrians, killing one and injuring the other. Then the…

Former Haitian President Rene Preval Dies At 74
Haiti, News

Former Haitian President Rene Preval Dies At 74

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Former Haitian president Rene Preval has died, the government of the Caribbean nation said on Friday. Preval, 74, was the first democratically elected modern-day leader of Haiti to serve his full term. In 2012, during his second term as president, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake. Current President Jovenel Moise said…

Brooklyn Council Member Launches Petition To Demand The Renewal Of Temporary Protected Status For Haiti In The Aftermath Of Recent Natural Disasters
New York, News

Brooklyn Council Member Launches Petition To Demand The Renewal Of Temporary Protected Status For Haiti In The Aftermath Of Recent Natural Disasters

By Haitian Times Editorial Staff Council Member Mathieu Eugene formally launched a petition on Feb. 24 to urge President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security to extend Haiti’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The petition, which was launched on haititpsrenewal.com, is part of an ongoing effort by Council Member Eugene to alleviate the humanitarian crisis…

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