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Haitian TPS Recipients Remain in Limbo
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Haitian TPS Recipients Remain in Limbo

Marie entered the U.S. on a tourist visa in 2004. She never went back after experiencing a traumatic incident in Haiti. Before overstaying her visa, she was a frequent traveler who often came here on vacation. She worked as a secretary for more than six years at the Secretary of State for Literacy in Haiti….

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Farah Larrieux: Faces of TPS
TPS, Warped Lens

Farah Larrieux: Faces of TPS

Farah Larrieux By Garry Pierre-Pierre I met Farah Larrieux in 2000 when I was working with  Djakout Mizik to participate at the West Indian Carnival Day Parade in Brooklyn. Farah was part of the band’s public relations staff. We’ve maintained a close friendship over the years. After the 2010 earthquake destroyed her home in Port-au-Prince…

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’s Assault on Haiti and the Hypocrisy of It All
Editorial, TPS

Trump’s Assault on Haiti and the Hypocrisy of It All

By Vania Andre On the eve of the eighth anniversary of one of the worst natural disasters to hit Haiti, President Donald Trump reaffirmed his stance against black and brown immigrants migrating to the United States. During a meeting Thursday evening at the White House to discuss immigration policies, Trump said he did not want…

Haiti Seeks Extension of TPS
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Haiti Seeks Extension of TPS

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Haiti has formally written to the United States Government seeking an extension of the temporary protected status (TPS) for its nationals residing in the North American country. The request, coming seven years after the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country was devastated by an earthquake, is contained in a letter sent…

Brooklyn Council Member Meets With Montreal Immigration Officials
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Brooklyn Council Member Meets With Montreal Immigration Officials

Council Member Mathieu Eugene met with immigration officials in Montreal on August 17 to learn more about the plight of Haitian refugees with expiring Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who are seeking asylum in Canada. With the current cycle of TPS set to end in January of 2018, many Haitians living in the United States are entering Canada illegally rather than face deportation back to Haiti.

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