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Tag: immigration

Trump Administration Quietly Blocking TPS Holders From Permanent Residency, Say Attorneys
Haiti, South Florida

Trump Administration Quietly Blocking TPS Holders From Permanent Residency, Say Attorneys

Immigration attorneys say the Trump Administration has started to reject its own written rules, effectively making it impossible for many…

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Haitian Community Leaders Can Get Groove Back
Warped Lens

Haitian Community Leaders Can Get Groove Back

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.

West Palm Beach: The Haitian Community Grows Wary After ‘Sanctuary City’ Lawsuit Settlement
South Florida

West Palm Beach: The Haitian Community Grows Wary After ‘Sanctuary City’ Lawsuit Settlement

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.

As Trump Targets Immigrants, Elderly Brace To Lose Caregivers
Health & Science

As Trump Targets Immigrants, Elderly Brace To Lose Caregivers

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.

Haitian Leaders Should Remain Vigilant
Editorial

Haitian Leaders Should Remain Vigilant

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.

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