By Jonathan Greig Caroline P. Cohen announced in March that she was running for the Democratic nomination for Civil Court…
Census officials and rights groups are particularly worried about lower responses from Haitian communities in New York City due to the increase of very public, sometimes arbitrary arrests or deportations by ICE and a number of offensive comments from President Trump denigrating Haiti and its people.
In his interview with Haitian Times, Williams ran down a long list of priorities and issues he thought could be addressed by the public advocate including affordable housing, government accountability and transparency, criminal justice reform, fixes for the MTA and more.
Among the latest crop of assembly members is Haitian American Mathylde Frontus, who was sworn in by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Nov. 15 — before 18 other new assembly-elects — because she was elected to fill a seat that was vacated by disgraced ex-assemblywoman Pamela Harris. Harris resigned from her seat last April after being indicted and eventually pleading guilty to a 11 charges including wire fraud.
In an interview with Haitian Times, James said voters should focus on what the state’s attorney general can do to oppose many of the worst policies that have come out of Washington since Donald Trump’s election win. One of the most devastating Trump administration decisions to come down the pipeline since the last election is the imminent termination of temporary protected status for Haitian immigrants on July 22, 2019.
Pierre, born in Haiti and raised in the Flatbush area, has worked ardently to promote and encourage increased political engagement within the Haitian-American community in the 42nd District. With the help of powerful Haitian-American Assemblywoman and female district leader Rodneyse Bichotte, he has been able to consolidate political influence in the area and give local residents a platform to voice concerns about pressing issues like immigration, housing and jobs.