Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haitian Immigration Forum in Providence, RI

Attend this forum for a chance to ask questions of federal and local government officials about Haitian immigration. The discussion details are below.


297 Elmwood Avenue

Providence, RI


Sunday, July 17, 2016

1:45-3:30 pm


Mayor Jorge Elorza (confirmed); State Senator Juan Pichardo (confirmed); Dorcas International Institute (invited); Senior Obama Appointee (confirmed); USCIS local field director (confirmed); and RI Governor Gina Raimondo (invited)


Event Topics By Speakers:

Obama Appointee/Senior Official from USCIS

  • President’s accomplishments for immigrants including the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program, Deferred action for childhood arrivals, Deferred action for childhood arrivals and Temporary Protected Status for Haitians
  • Immigration brochures will be available to the community in Haitian Creole

Senator Juan Pichardo 

  • In State-Tuition bill
  • Driver’s license bill for undocumented Rhode Islanders
  • What local residents can do to support those bills?
  • Resources available in the community to assist the immigrants

Mayor Jorge Elorza

  • City services for Providence immigrants

USCIS Local Field Director 

  • Pathway to citizenship
  • Naturalization/Green card
  • Refugees and Asylum

Questions and Answers Session.


Click HERE for the event flyer.

Contact IJDH

Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti
867 Boylston Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

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