The numbers of Haitian migrants coming to the U.S. border has swelled in the past six years. As has the engagement of former volunteers like Jozef, who started a San Diego-based nonprofit called Haitian Bridge Alliance, dedicated to serving the needs of Black immigrants.
Scores of Haitian-Americans capped off a week of Haitian Flag celebrations with welcoming news Saturday that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians has been renewed and expanded, a decision that stands to affect more than 100,000 compatriots. While some said the Biden Administration’s decision is delayed, it signals the community’s strength in organizing.
Some left to find work. Others to escape violence or racial discrimination in other countries. But many believe ‘there is nothing to go back to.’
As the Haitian migrant crisis in Del Rio, Texas deepens, many groups are at the border to provide assistance. Here’s a select few who have long track records of helping migrants.
After years of organizing by immigrant advocates, the Biden administration has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) benefits to more than 100,000 additional Haitian-Americans residing in the United States.
A lawsuit filed in December against President Joe Biden and top Homeland Security (DHS) officials alleges that immigration authorities pursued a “Haitian Deterrence Policy” to deprive asylum seekers of basic rights.
As newly-arrived Haitian asylum seekers struggled to contact relatives and friends via cell phones Tuesday, volunteer groups and individuals at the Del Rio, Texas border town tried to keep up with the high demand for help.
The Open Society Foundations announced it will provide $1.3 million in grants to organizations helping Haitian and other Black asylum seekers who have been displaced, detained or expelled during the U.S. southern border crisis this fall. Organizations that will receive the funds include the Haitian Bridge Alliance, UndocuBlack Network, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project. The money will also help provide legal services to Haitian […]
Nearly 60,000 Haitians living in the United States with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) protections can live without fear of deportation proceedings for another nine months.
Two bar associations are seeking legal professionals to help Haitian immigrants arriving in the United States. Legal professionals who have experience in asylum cases, humanitarian parole, removal defense and know-your-rights presentations may apply. Training will be provided.