Immigration advocates have heralded last month’s redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as a major victory for thousands of Haitians in the United States. But the days that followed have brought new setbacks for immigrants and their advocates, including scams.
In a move to ensure Haitians on Temporary Protected Status remain in the U.S., Haitian Bridge Alliance, UndocuBlack Network and dozens of other advocacy groups are demanding action. They sent a July 8 letter to Biden administration officials calling for an end to the use of Title 42 and the immediate publication of the new TPS guidelines for Haitian nationals.
Twelve flights to Haiti have been recorded so far in October by the watchdog group Witness at the Border, marking a steep increase from previous months when there were on average between one and two flights every four weeks.
Haitian-Americans are worried about the increased frequency of their compatriots attempting to seek refuge in the U.S. recently. It’s a testament to how horrid the living conditions are in Haiti, they said.
Haiti is one of six countries whose citizens will be eligible to apply for temporary, seasonal work visas in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Nov. 9.
Of the nearly 60,000 Haitians living in the United States with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), many have taken up roots in the country, with families and businesses now firmly established over the past decade. On June 7, however, the Supreme Court decided their protected status cannot guarantee permanent residency.
Guerline Jozef of Haitian Bridge Alliance talks about the “7,000 miles of hope” Haitian migrants embark that takes them from Brazil to Mexico in the hopes of finding a better life in the United States.
TAPACHULA, Mexico — On the first day of April, about 400 asylum seekers stood outside the local office of the National Migration Institute in Ciudad Hidalgo, about 20 miles from Tapachula. Organized in line by nationality or language, the Haitians were easy enough to pick out. Under the beaming noon sun, they waited for appointments […]
The number of Haitian migrants crossing at Del Rio has roughly tripled in the past six months; more than 5,000 were apprehended by Border Patrol in August, compared to about 1,700 in March, per federal figures.