Tag: Trump

Trump administration defends plan to end Haitians’ special immigration status
Haiti, Immigration & Migration

Trump administration defends plan to end Haitians’ special immigration status

The Trump administration asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit over its plan to strip tens of thousands of Haitians of the immigrant status they got after an earthquake devastated the island nation in 2010, saying conditions have improved enough for their return. Temporary Protected Status, a humanitarian policy known as TPS, “is not…

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Haitians Fifth Most Deported Population In the US
Haiti

Haitians Fifth Most Deported Population In the US

Deportations of Haitians from the U.S. rose 1699 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, largely due to a change in policy under the Obama administration at the end of his second term, according to government data. In Fiscal Year 2017, 5,578 Haitians were expelled from the U.S. – a significant increase from the 310 who…

Haitian TPS Recipients Remain in Limbo
New York, TPS

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….

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.

Haitian Times Daily Roundup – Mar. 6
Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times Daily Roundup – Mar. 6

News Sleepy Hollow Donates Retired Fire Truck to Haiti A retired fire truck belonging to the Village of Sleepy Hollow is bound for Haiti – a gift from the village to the island nation struggling to rebuild after the devastating 2010 earthquake. Continue reading Boston’s Salvadorans, Haitians Form Alliance Over Temporary Immigration Status Last week,…

Anti-Trump Protest in Haiti Temporarily Shuts US Embassy
Haiti, News

Anti-Trump Protest in Haiti Temporarily Shuts US Embassy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in the Haitian capital closed Monday as demonstrators gathered outside to protest President Donald Trump. More than a 1,000 people marched toward the embassy. They were prevented from reaching the gates by barricades set up by Haitian police. Officers in helmets and carrying shields eventually fired several rounds…

First He Came for Mexicans, Now He’s Coming for Haitians
News, TPS

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 Administration Bars Haitians From U.S. Visas For Low-Skilled Work
News

Trump Administration Bars Haitians From U.S. Visas For Low-Skilled Work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the change less than a week after…

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