Progress on permanent residency House bill and federal lawsuits provide little comfort for some Haitian TPS holders

Apr. 12, 2019 - 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.

Protect the Dreamers and TPS Campaign Launched on Eve of Anniversary of January 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Jan. 12, 2019 - When Brooklyn Council Member Mathieu Eugene was driving on Jan. 12, 2010, his wife called and asked if he was aware of what was going on in Haiti. Slightly perplexed by her comment, she urged him to get to a television and see for himself what was happening. What Eugene saw unfolding his eyes on live television was heartbreaking to say the least.