Opinion

NYC Mayor Pens Op-ed Calling for Renewal of Haiti TPS
Opinion

NYC Mayor Pens Op-ed Calling for Renewal of Haiti TPS

By Mayor Bill de Blasio As the proud Mayor of one of the largest Haitian communities in the United States, I am once again calling on the Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status to Haiti. While conditions in Haiti remain unstable, the Trump administration is aggressively deporting people. Temporary Protected Status for…

UN Secretary General Cholera Efforts Fall Short
Health & Science, Opinion

UN Secretary General Cholera Efforts Fall Short

By David Henderson In December, then United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivered a carefully scripted speech on the UN’s role in Haiti’s cholera epidemic. As a young adult splitting my time between studying towards a degree in Global Health and working remotely for a medical clinic in Haiti, I spent the afternoon alone with…

The World At The Mercy Of Donald Trump
Opinion

The World At The Mercy Of Donald Trump

By Marcel Duret, NOONE ELSE COULD HAVE ACHIEVED WHAT I DID UNDER THE SAME CIRCUMSTANCES! By now everyone understands that Donald Trump is a phenomenon, an unpredictable man to say the least. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with that. These types of individuals are rare but they rise to prominence every now and then. It…

Gang Rape of Teen Girl In Haiti Highlights Need For Solutions to Gender-Based Violence
Opinion, Women & Children

Gang Rape of Teen Girl In Haiti Highlights Need For Solutions to Gender-Based Violence

The reporting of sexual violence to the police in Haiti remains a very difficult and convoluted process. Thus, it contributes to countless cases being under-reported. The Overseas Security Advisory Council indicate that sexual crimes in Haiti have become a major problem and crime statistics are woefully under documented by the Haitian National Police.

Shockwaves of Trump’s Turbulent First Week Likely to Reach Haiti
Opinion

Shockwaves of Trump’s Turbulent First Week Likely to Reach Haiti

By David Henderson To say the first week of Donald Trump’s presidency has been hectic would be a massive understatement. He’s passed a flurry of executive orders, sparred with the press, and appeared on television constantly. Its been tough to follow all of Trump’s moves, but it’s critical to analyze his policies, and how they…

Opinion, Politics

Two elections, Two different results: How will the Trump Presidency affect Haiti?

By Francois Pierre-Louis   In the last month, Haitian-Americans have experienced two presidential elections that will fundamentally affect their future. On November 8, 2016, the United States of America held its presidential election. Although the major polling institutions projected Hillary Clinton to win over Donald Trump, the result was far different than most people had…

New York, Opinion

An Open Letter to New York City Immigrant Communities

To New York City’s Immigrant Communities: During these uncertain times we must remind ourselves of who we are as a city and hold steadfast to the values that we cherish and hold dear.  The values of hard work, respect and coming together during times of adversity define us as New Yorkers.  That will not change,…

Opinion, Politics

Brace Yourself Haiti

By Jocelyn McCalla

]Haitians can say goodbye to Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, President Barack Obama saw fit to use his discretion to grant this exceptional status to Haitians stranded in the US because of the extensive damage suffered by their country. The operative keyword is discretionary authority. At his discretion the president can grant TPS for a period of 18 months — which Obama did in 2010 — and extend this status for another 18 months or less depending on whether conditions in the country under consideration have sufficiently improved to allow an orderly return of the individual beneficiaries. President Trump is unlikely to extend TPS further for Haitians. In fact, he is unlikely to extend TPS for many other nationals who have benefited from such a measure.

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