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New York Politicians Urge Obama Administration to Reverse Course on Haitian Deportations
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New York Politicians Urge Obama Administration to Reverse Course on Haitian Deportations

By Haitian Times Editorial Staff

Last week, Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (D-NY), State Senator Kevin Parker (D-NY), and Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-NY) sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, and the Obama administration asking them to reverse course on their decision to resume deportations of Haitians. In addition, Assemblymember Bichotte participated in a social media campaign imploring the administration to redesignate Haitians refugees for temporary protected status classification and to expand the Haitian Family Reunification Program.

NYC Council Passes Resolution in Hopes of TPS Extension
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NYC Council Passes Resolution in Hopes of TPS Extension

By M. Skye Holly

On Wednesday, Dec, 7, a resolution initiated by New York City Council Member Eugene Mathieu of Brooklyn’s 40th District was passed at City Hall. The resolution will officially petition the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in regard to the plight of Haitian immigrants potentially facing deportation.

Jovenel Moise is Elected President of Haiti
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Jovenel Moise is Elected President of Haiti

By Garry Pierre-Pierre

After a series of failed votes, Jovenel Moise was declared Haiti’s president by the country’s Provisional Electoral Council winning 55.67 percent of the vote.

Moise, a banana exporter and political neophyte defeated 26 other candidates to win an outright vote, which was held on Sunday Nov. 20th. If he had garnered less than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff of the top two vote getters would be held in January.

His closest opponent, Jude Celestin, came in a distant second with 19.52 percent of the vote.

Haitian Studies Institute Finds a Home at CUNY’s Brooklyn College
New York, News

Haitian Studies Institute Finds a Home at CUNY’s Brooklyn College

By M. Skye Holly

BROOKLYN, NY– On Aug. 24, a press conference was held on the courtyard of the Brooklyn College Library to officially recognize the establishment of the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Haitian Studies Institute. The Haitian Studies Institute (HSI) is a CUNY-wide research institute that will be permanently housed at Brooklyn College; it plans on becoming a leading institute on Haitian Studies within New York State and throughout the Haitian Diaspora.

San Diego Church Working to Transition Thousands of Haitian Migrants Fleeing Brazil
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San Diego Church Working to Transition Thousands of Haitian Migrants Fleeing Brazil

By Gage Norris

SAN DIEGO, CA — Right now, the Haitian Methodist Church of San Diego is overwhelmed.

For the past four months, church members and members of the Haitian Bridge Alliance, a collective of community leaders working to help the Haitian community and recent migrants to the U.S., have been facilitating the arrival of massive numbers of Haitians fleeing Brazil seeking a better life. They have received over 2,000 migrants so far, and expect nearly three times that number in the coming months.

Bichotte Introduces Bill For Free Community College
New York Politics, News

Bichotte Introduces Bill For Free Community College

  BROOKLYN, (KINGS COUNTY POLITICS NEWS SERVICE) – Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte (Flatbush, Ditmas Park) yesterday announced she introduced legislation in the assembly A9254 that would provide free community college for two years or up to two years of career and technical education. The measure, which Queens Senator James Sanders (S6597) sponsored on the senate…

Haitian-American cop blows the whistle
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Haitian-American cop blows the whistle

Last month, Raymond opened up to the New York Times about his experiences and the unethical practices taking place in the NYPD. Since his story broke, the community has rallied behind him, calling for an investigation into his allegations. He is being revered in the community for his courage to stand up and alone to…

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