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NAACP Files Lawsuit Against Trump Administration on Behalf of Haitians
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NAACP Files Lawsuit Against Trump Administration on Behalf of Haitians

By Vania Andre Following disparaging remarks about Haiti and two immigration decisions that sent shockwaves across Haitian communities in the United States, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday in a Washington, D.C. court citing “discrimination on the basis of…

Anti-Trump Protest in Haiti Temporarily Shuts US Embassy
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Anti-Trump Protest in Haiti Temporarily Shuts US Embassy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in the Haitian capital closed Monday as demonstrators gathered outside to protest President Donald Trump. More than a 1,000 people marched toward the embassy. They were prevented from reaching the gates by barricades set up by Haitian police. Officers in helmets and carrying shields eventually fired several rounds…

First He Came for Mexicans, Now He’s Coming for Haitians
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First He Came for Mexicans, Now He’s Coming for Haitians

In his first year in office, the Trump administration deported more than 200,00 people, ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) for 800,000 dreamers, implemented a travel ban on six majority-Muslim countries, ended TPS for 200,00 Salvadorans and 59,000 Haitians, removed Samoa, Haiti and Belize from the seasonal workers program. It remains unclear…

Trump Administration Bars Haitians From U.S. Visas For Low-Skilled Work
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Trump Administration Bars Haitians From U.S. Visas For Low-Skilled Work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the change less than a week after…

Haitian Ambassador Encourages Trump to Visit Haiti
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Haitian Ambassador Encourages Trump to Visit Haiti

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — An invitation has been extended to US President Donald Trump to visit Haiti in the aftermath of reports that he made a derogatory comment about the French speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state. The invitation came from Haiti’s ambassador to the US, Paul Altidor, who was speaking with CNN on…

UWI Vice Chancellor says the Caribbean, Haiti must be respected
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UWI Vice Chancellor says the Caribbean, Haiti must be respected

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Profressor Hilary Beckles says the United States needs to respect the Caribbean and Haiti in particular. Beckles made the statement as the fallout continues over United States President Donald Trump’s reported remarks about Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. “The democratic,…

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Haitian Community Rallies Against Trump

On Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Haitian community rallied in the heart of Times Square to denounce comments made by President Donald Trump in a closed-door meeting, where he allegedly referred to the African continent, El Salvador, and Haiti as “shitholes.” The comment caused outrage not only in the Haitian, African and Hispanic…

Trump Questions Why Immigrants From Haiti and Other ‘Shithole’ Countries Are in the US
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Trump Questions Why Immigrants From Haiti and Other ‘Shithole’ Countries Are in the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump’s contemptuous description of an entire continent…

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