Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

852 to go! Please Sign The Online Petition For Haitian Family Reunification Before May 1 Deadline!

Please take two minutes to sign the petition at urging President Obama to authorize a Haitian Family Reunification Program!

State Rep. Dorcena Forry’s office has set a May 1 deadline, so your circulation of the information below and/or other efforts in the next five days will be much appreciated as we seek to reach our goal of 5,000 signatures!

It’s at (on left below video) and was created by MA State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry.

112,000 beneficiaries of DHS-approved family-based visa petitions are on a wait list of nearly three to eleven years in Haiti, where many won’t survive. Thousands of Cubans have been paroled since 2007 under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program. We’re urging the White House to have DHS create a similar Haitian program or at least begin paroling some of the most vulnerable — e.g. starting with the 15,800 minor children and spouses of LPRs whose wait time in Haiti is nearly three years — to save lives and help Haiti recover.Support includes nearly 100 Congresspersons including nearly all of the Congressional Black Caucus, the New York and Philadelphia city councils, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, that state’s Black and Latino Legislative Caucus, the Florida State Senate, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, ten editorial boards and many others. See links to support at under “Haitian Family Reunification Program.
For info or paper versions of the petition if desired, contact IJDH Immigration Policy Coordinator Steve Forester at you in advance for your consideration of signing and broadly circulating this petition urging expedited Haitian family reunification!
Please go to to sign the petition.

Click HERE to learn more about FRPP and IJDH’s efforts:

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