Guerline Jozef (center) with migrants and workers on the U.S./Mexico border. By Naeisha Rose Guerline Jozef spends her days…
With the passage of the American Dream and Promise Act by the Democratic-led House of Representatives on July 5, a pathway to permanent residency is slowly becoming a reality. The bill would benefit not just those with TPS, but also those eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and people with Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). In total it could impact more than 2.5 million people.
ICE officers are no longer allowed to enter courthouses without a warrant. By Naeisha Rose Last week, the New York…
Progress on permanent residency House bill and federal lawsuits provide little comfort for some Haitian TPS holders
Last month, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard introduced a bill that would offer a path to permanent residency for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Deferred Enforced Departure and TPS immigrants. On the same day, a Maryland court denied the government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit arguing that TPS removal was racially motivated, and moved to proceed with the case — a significant win for the Haitian community and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, who filed the original suit.
Census officials and rights groups are particularly worried about lower responses from Haitian communities in New York City due to the increase of very public, sometimes arbitrary arrests or deportations by ICE and a number of offensive comments from President Trump denigrating Haiti and its people.
Throughout the city, deportations increased 150 percent, deportations for people with no priors jumped 265 percent and ICE arrests were up 88 percent
“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.”
The Trump administration said Thursday it will extend special immigration protections for Haiti and three other countries until January 2020….
Caribbean-American legislators in the US have called for international support for Haiti, as the country observes the ninth anniversary of…