‘We are not Slaves!’: Haitian Garment Workers Strike for a Fair Wage

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.

‘We are not Slaves!’: Haitian Garment Workers Strike for a Fair Wage

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, […]

City Announces $1.5 Million in Funding to Help Newly Arrived Haitian New Yorkers

City Announces $1.5 Million in Funding to Help Newly Arrived Haitian New Yorkers

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 Asylum Seekers File Class Action Suit Against U.S. Government

Haitian Asylum Seekers File Class Action Suit Against U.S. Government

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.

An Internal Document Shows DHS Officials Advised Against Haitian Deportations, Fearing They Could Violate Human Rights Obligations

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 […]

Haiti Faces Disasters and Chaos. Its People are Most Likely to be Denied U.S. Asylum

Haiti Faces Disasters and Chaos. Its People are Most Likely to be Denied U.S. Asylum

 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 […]

USCIS Brings Back Family Reunification Programs for Haitians and Filipino Veterans

USCIS Brings Back Family Reunification Programs for Haitians and Filipino Veterans

By Melissa Cruz, Immigration Impact Two parole programs that were terminated under the Trump administration are getting a second life under President Biden. The Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) program and The Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) program aim to reunite eligible U.S. citizens and residents with certain family members who live abroad and who are waiting […]

Violent, Racist Deportations of Haitian Refugees is Beyond the Pale

Violent, Racist Deportations of Haitian Refugees is Beyond the Pale

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 Janet Howard Children in cages. Mexicans are rapists. Haiti and Africa are “shithole” countries. The image of a mother and her two young children fleeing as they […]

US Policy Toward Haitian Immigrants is Part of a Long, Troubled History

US Policy Toward Haitian Immigrants is Part of a Long, Troubled History

“National ‘Communities Not Cages’ Day of Action” demonstration to end deportations, close detention centers, and free detainees. – Foley Square, New York, NY, USA – September 23, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact Shocking images have emerged of Border Patrol officers on horseback charging toward Haitian immigrants in and around the border town of […]

Immigration Scams Target Haitians Desperate for TPS Status, Advocates Warn

Immigration advocates have heralded last month’s redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as a major victory for thousands of Haitians in the United States.

Immigration Scams Target Haitians Desperate for TPS Status, Advocates Warn

Members of Haitian women for Haitian refugees organization rally for restoration of TPS and permanent status for refugees from Haiti on Ocean Avenue. – New York, NY – November 8, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Sam Bojarski, Haitian Times Immigration advocates have heralded last month’s redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as a major victory for thousands […]