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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…

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.

New York, Politics

New Yorkers Take To The Polls

By Garry Pierre-Pierre

Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States. New Yorkers came through for Hillary Clinton, with 58 percent of the population voting for her. Below is a snapshot of voters at one polling station in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Haiti, Politics, Warped Lens

Let’s Vote for Hillary Clinton and Deal With Her Haiti Misdeeds Tomorrow

By Garry Pierre-Pierre

Enough has been written about Mr. Trump that I don’t want to add to it. Enough said. I urge my fellow Haitian-Americans to go to the ballot tomorrow and cast our vote for Mrs. Clinton. And on Wednesday, the leadership should organize national calls the way we did after the earthquake to rally the troop. We should come up with a set of serious recommendations and put together a task force to follow through and make sure that Mrs. Clinton atones for her mistakes in Haiti.

Politics, South Florida

Haitian American Voters in Florida Not Impressed By Clinton’s Campaigning Efforts

By Carlotta Mohamed

Bastien said the fact that Trump came to Little Haiti in September is an important symbol in the community. She received phone calls about elderly Haitian Americans who are voting for Trump just because he came to Little Haiti. Meanwhile, Clinton hasn’t done enough to show that voices of Haitian Americans are important, and shouldn’t be taken for granted because they do matter.

Haiti, Politics

The Final Push Toward The Presidential Elections In Haiti

By Francois Pierre-Louis Jr. PhD Francois Pierre-Louis is an associate professor of political science at Queens College.  Haiti was scheduled to redo its failed presidential elections on Oct. 9; however, following the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and the devastation it had on the country, the electoral governing body of Haiti has postponed the elections for…

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