Immigration attorneys say the Trump Administration has started to reject its own written rules, effectively making it impossible for many…
Haitians In The Bahamas Are Getting Rounded Up And Deported Two Months After Surviving Hurricane Dorian
GREAT ABACO, The Bahamas — Yvener Isma keeps telling himself, “if the storm didn’t break me, this won’t break me,”…
“We want to make sure the Haitian community here in the states, as well as home, knows what is at risk, for you to leave Haiti and come here with the hope of making it.”
President Trump wants to stop the U.S. from automatically granting citizenship to undocumented immigrants’ babies born in the U.S., a…
A number of Haitians have made great political and professional strides in New York. However, does their success translate to a vibrant Haitian community?
In his latest column, Haitian Times publisher Garry Pierre-Pierre contrasts the individual success of those in the community with the overall strength of Haitians as a whole in New York, all the while questioning the efficacy of “self-proclaimed leaders” in the community.
After a five-month battle, West Palm Beach, Florida, has settled a lawsuit with the federal government complying to the federal immigration policy, announced West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. In March of 2017, the Floridian city’s commission declared it was a “welcoming city,” which many inferred to mean a sanctuary city.
Nirva is one of about 59,000 Haitians living in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a humanitarian program that gave them permission to work and live here after the January 2010 earthquake devastated their country. Many work in health care, often in grueling, low-wage jobs as nursing assistants or home health aides.
Now these workers’ days are numbered: The Trump administration decided to end TPS for Haitians, giving them until July 22, 2019, to leave the country or face deportation.
Many in the community were misguided into thinking that Trump would provide solutions to their problems, or ignored the pending doom he would inflict, as though the Haitian community would be immune to his catastrophic influence. Instead, efforts were made at the 11th hour to help stave off a fate that had already been sealed the day Trump took his oath of office.