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.
Daphne Campbell, Miami’s scandal-plagued and sole Haitian-American state legislator, is out in District 38 — and wealthy former prosecutor Jason Pizzo is in — after a tough primary battle open to all voters no matter the political affiliation.
Cherfilus-McCormick is a first-generation Haitian American, and, although she’ll be running against incumbent heavyweight Alcee Hastings in Florida’s District 20 congressional primary next month, she may also become a legend in her own right.