Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Press Conference: Obama Administration Betrays Haiti and Haitian Americans

Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc. (FANM)/Haitian Women of Miami

100 NE 84th Street, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33138

Phone: 305-756-8150


Press Conference: Obama Administration Betrays Haiti and Haitian Americans

When: September 22, 2016 at 3:15 PM

Where: FANM 100 NE 84th Street, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33138

The Haitian American community and allies are outraged by today’s announcement of the completely inappropriate resumption of deportations (“removals”) to Haiti of persons with no criminal record. A press conference to register that displeasure will be held today.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s statement that conditions in Haiti had “improved sufficiently to permit the U.D. government to remove Haitian nationals on a more regular basis” is completely inaccurate, unsupported by any economic or political facts, and flies in the face of Haiti’s cholera epidemic. On the contrary, Haiti is unable to receive, house, feed or employ additional numbers. Resuming removals now will add to Haiti’s troubles and threatens to further destabilize the nation, which is in the midst of a political crisis; it’s also bad for U.S. national security. Haiti has not recovered from the devastating 2010 earthquake and it has been and remains in political turmoil as well.


Click HERE for the full press release.

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