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Haiti TPS Extended to January 2020: Latest Developments on Haiti TPS

November 9, 2018 Good news for TPS holders, and a reminder to re-register for it! Latest developments on the fight for just immigration policy and keeping Haitian families together.  Due to legal developments in the Ramos court case related to TPS, explained below: 1)  TPS for Haitians will virtually certainly NOT end on July 22, 2019; the government in early March will automatically extend it to approximately January 1, 2020, and quite possibly will do so for another nine months beyond that date, to September, 2020; 2)  Haitians with TPS who didn’t re-register for it in 2017 or 2018 out of fear, confusion, or another good reason can and should seek to reregister now; the gov’t has agreed to give such applications “presumptive weight” as being filed late for good cause—meaning they should be granted and then entitled to the TPS extensions described above/below; More Details: As you know, […]

BAI Letter on Corruption and #PetroCaribeChallenge

View in English The Petrocaribe fund has lost $3.8 billion USD that was supposed to be used towards development in Haiti. Haitians now gather on social media and on the streets to shed light upon the missing money. In a peaceful protest outside of the Superior Court, Haitian citizens were tear gassed by the police in attempts to end the protest. The BAI speaks against the use of force against these protesters and urges authorities to locate the missing funds.  BUREAU DES AVOCATS INTERNATIONAUX 3, 2ème rue Lavaud B.P. 19048 Port-au-Prince, Haïti Tel : +5092943-2106/ 07 Email: avokahaiti@aol.com Port-au-Prince, le 14 septembre 2018 Note de Presse Le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), dans sa mission première de défendre les droits des plus démunis, les droits inaliénables, imprescriptibles et inhérents à la personne humaine, en particulier ceux des victimes du choléra importé […]

It’s Justice Time in New York: Let’s Laugh and Learn How to Make Justice Happen With the Best Haitian Comedians at Gotham Comedy Club On May 2

By Wadner Pierre This article was originally published by Haiti Liberte.    On May 2nd at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York, Haitian comedians Jean-Louis Cauvin, Tanael Joachim, and Reginal “Reg” Thomas will make you laugh until you cry. But they will also tell you about the work of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), two organizations that have been at the forefront of fighting for justice for victims of Haiti’s cholera epidemic introduced into Haiti by United Nations (UN) soldiers seven years ago. They seek to hold the UN accountable for its inaction in preventing the spread of this deadly disease, which has killed 10,000 Haitians and sickened one million. Tanael Joachim, a native of Haiti, is one of the three comedians performing to support the BAI & the IJDH’s […]

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Nigel Fisher Can’t Seem to Get the Facts Right

By Roger Annis, Haiti Liberte September 30, 2010 As Deputy Special Representative on Haiti to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Nigel Fisher’s inattention to the post-earthquake tragedy there is disturbing. It underscores other concerns about his prejudices against the national sovereignty of the country whose interests he is supposed to assist. Mr. Fisher gave a keynote speech to the “First Annual Neglected Diseases Conference” at the University of British Columbia on Sep. 18. His talk reviewed conditions in Haiti eight months after the earthquake. Several hundred people were in attendance, including medical students and professionals and university professors. It was a largely upbeat presentation sounding out of whack with the realities on the ground as widely reported by journalists and medical professionals (including a doctor recently returned from Haiti to whom I spoke in preparing this report). According to Mr. Fisher, […]

Treasury Under Secretary Brainard Joins Inter-American Development Bank to Mobilize Grants for Haiti

U.S. Department of the Treasury Press Release WASHINGTON – Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Lael Brainard today participated in a signing ceremony at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to mobilize significant new grant resources for Haiti and eliminate all of Haiti’s debts to the institution. The U.S. contribution of $204 million today, along with additional contributions from the IDB’s shareholders and transfers from ordinary capital, will allow the bank to fully cancel Haiti’s $447 million debt to the IDB and provide $2.5 billion in grants for Haiti over the next decade. “In the days following the earthquake, President Obama pledged the full and continued commitment of the United States in the recovery and reconstruction of Haiti,” said Under Secretary Brainard. “Today marks an important milestone in that effort. Thanks to the steadfast support from Congress, the U.S. is today […]

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