Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

advocates to redouble their efforts to obtain Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

DATE: January 15, 2010
SOURCE: IAN

This week’s devastating earthquake in Haiti is a tragedy of enormous proportions that is causing advocates to redouble their efforts to obtain Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians in the U.S.  We want to alert you to resources on the situation in Haiti, the need for humanitarian relief and the campaign to obtain TPS for Haitians available through the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), our partner organizations, and other advocates.

On Immigration Advocates Network:

The “News” section contains:
– An article on the devastating earthquake in Haiti at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?14268
– An article on Congressional efforts to convince the administration to provide TPS to Haitians at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?14269
– A video of Archbishop Favalora calling for TPS for Haitians at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?14270

 

Other Materials on the Earthquake in Haiti and TPS for Haitians:

American Immigration Lawyers Association
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) website includes its letter to DHS Secretary Napolitano to act quickly to designate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) at http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=30951

Detention Watch Network
The Detention Watch Network website includes a statement by Catholic Charities Legal Services Executive Director Randolph McGrorty on the tragedy in Haiti and the need to designate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) at http://detentionwatchnetwork.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/catholic-legal-services-fl-statement-concerning-the-devastating-earthquake-in-haiti/

Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
The Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center website contains a statement urging President Obama to grant Haitians TPS in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti at http://www.fiacfla.org/inthenews.php#213

Institute of Justice and Democracy in Haiti
The Institute of Justice and Democracy in Haiti website includes an article detailing the efforts to obtain TPS for Haitians over the course of many years  at http://www.ijdh.org/articles/article_recent_news_1-10-09.html

Dan Kowalski’s Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Dan Kowalski’s Bender’s Immigration Bulletin website includes the January 13, 2010 press release from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary John Morton halting all removals to Haiti for the time being in response to the devastation caused by the January 12th earthquake at http://www.bibdaily.com/

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