New York, NY – November 8, 2020: Members of Haitian women for Haitian refugees organization rally for restoration of TPS and permanent status for refugees from Haiti on Ocean Avenue. (Shutterstock) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the extension and redesignation of Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from February 4, […]
Border Patrol Agents on Horseback Used “Unnecessary” Force Against Haitian Migrants Last Year, Investigators Find
Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, 12-07-2021. A Haitian migrant man and woman cross the Rio Grande natural border between Mexico and the United States to request political asylum. (Shutterstock) By Camilo Montoya-Galvez, Nicole Sganga, CBS News U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback used “unnecessary” force and violated agency policy when they aggressively dispersed Haitian migrants seeking to […]
Members of Black Lives Matter protest outside Federal Building to denounce the segregationist immigration policies of the Biden administration, Tuesday, Step. 21, 2021 in Los Angeles. (Shutterstock) By America’s Voice With the recent commemoration of Juneteenth on Sunday, June 19 (observed as a federal holiday on Monday, June 20) and the observance of World Refugee […]
By Nora Gámez Torres, Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald Hoping to cut down on the unprecedented number of Haitians and Cubans trying to reach the United States by boat and at its southern land border, the Biden administration announced Friday that it will be making it easier for individuals from those countries to reunite with families […]
New York, NY – May 6, 2022: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre attends 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at Hilton Midtown (Shutterstock) By The Daily Digest A fresh new face On Monday, May 16, the world met Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House’s new Press Secretary. This black, lesbian graduate from Columbia, who is replacing […]
Buoyed by international union solidarity and hearkening to the revolutionary legacy of Jean-Jacque Dessalines, Haitian strikers facing state violence and lowball concessions remain undeterred.
By Frances Madeson, The Real News Unless you’re buck naked as you read this, chances are that you’re wearing at least one garment manufactured in the Haitian apparel factories of Port-au-Prince, Caracol, and Ouanaminthe. Those Hanes or Fruit-of-the-Loom briefs in your dresser drawer, the classic Levi’s denim jacket hanging in your closet, or that cheapo, […]
Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn speaks at Mayoral candidate Eric Adams rally with supporters and elected officials at City Hall Park. – New York, NY – May 19, 2021 (Shutterstock) NEW YORK—The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Raquel Batista announced that the City will provide $1,500,000 in funding to help newly arrived Haitian […]
Haitian migrant families wait in front of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance to request refuge in Mexico. – Mexico City, Mexico – September 23, 2021 (Shutterstock) Eleven Haitian asylum seekers, along with the nonprofit organizations Justice Action Center and Innovation Law Lab, brought a federal class action lawsuit against the Biden administration. They allege […]
An Internal Document Shows DHS Officials Advised Against Haitian Deportations, Fearing They Could Violate Human Rights Obligations
The internal warning sheds new light into how some within the department had deep concerns about the safety of Haitians being returned to their home country.
Haitian migrants cross the border between Mexico and the United States to request political asylum. – 12-02-2021 (Shutterstock) By Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News The Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights office raised an internal warning to immigration and border officials that deporting Haitians to their volatile home country risked violating US civil and human rights […]
Haitian migrant families wait in front of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance to request refuge in Mexico. – Mexico City, Mexico – September 23, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Marisa Peñaloza, NPR Like thousands of Haitians, Gibbens Revolus, his wife, Lugrid, and their 2-year-old son, Diego, made the treacherous journey to the U.S.-México border from Chile […]