Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haitian-American Community in Boston Rallies in Support for TPS on September 20th

Join the Haitian-American Community in Boston on September 20th  from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. in front of the Massachusetts State House located in Downtown Boston to rally in support of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. Over 50,000 Haitian nationals who have been living in the United States in the seven years under TPS status could be deported next January if the Trump administration terminates TPS status for Haiti. Join us, add your voice, you would be glad you did.

ATTENTION HAITIAN FAMILIES: You are invited to a special information session on Temporary Protective Status (TPS)

Join us on Thursday, June 29 at 6:00PM for a special information session on TPS at IFSI-USA/ TBC (Tabernacle Baptist Congregation) located at 575 American Legion Highway, Boston, MA 02131. This event is sponsored by: Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office – USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Offices- True Alliance Center – St. Mark’s Community Education Center – Gilbert Albert Community Center -Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSIUSA) – Massachusetts Association of Haitian Parents -New England AILA (American Immigration Lawyer Association) – PAIR (Political Asylum/Immigration Representation) Project – Immigration Impact Unit- HAU (Haitian American United) For more  information, please contact True Alliance at (617) 799-7009 & (617) 288-8515 and/or BMBCc, Inc : 617-756-4413. You can also download the announce HERE.

Fundraiser for Summer Fun in L’Asile Haiti

Join Haiti Global Youth Partnership for their 2nd annual fundraising dinner to support their activities in L’Asile, Haiti, on Saturday June 17  from 6:30-10pm at Sant Belvi, 6 Frontenac Street, Mattapan, MA. Donation: $40 for adults, $15 for students. Thank you for your support!

5/19/17: Voyaje – Experience a Taste of Haiti [EVENT]

Join CHES, an organization that supports entrepreneurs in rural Haiti since 2008, in celebrating the Haitian culture and its work! Haitian Chef Stephan Berrouet Durand is coming to town to delight palettes with his unique culinary creations. Notable guests include MA Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry. There will be a chance to experience the products of exciting Haitian businesses such as Les Chocolatier Askanya and artists. Voyaje 2017: Experience a Taste of Haiti – Good food. Good people. Good work. WHEN: Friday, May 19 7:00 PM BRUCE BOLLING BUILDING 2300 Washington Street Boston, MA 02119 Click HERE for more information and to RSVP.

5/10/17: Immigration Forum with Senator Dorcena Forry [EVENT]

Senator Linda Dorcena Forry will gather a panel of area experts to discuss current immigration issues, and how we move forward together. WHEN: Wednesday, May 10 5:30-7:30 PM Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID) 42 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122 WHO: Panelists John J. McCarthy – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Marjean Perhot – Refugee & Immigration Services – Catholic Charities of Boston Wadner Oge – Immigration Attorney Anthony Marino – Irish International Immigrant Center An Le – Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Office for Immigrant Advancement William Broderick – Office of Attorney General Maura Healey If you have questions, please call 617-722-1150

What Happened at the Border: Analyzing Previous Interactions with Immigration Authorities and the Impact on Future Relief

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) invites you to a free webinar. The panelists will discuss the consequences of prior orders by the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration Judges; and, immigration or criminal enforcement in illegal entry/reentry. They will identify key questions to ask clients, and review common scenarios to help you understand the law. WHEN: Thursday, May 4, 2017 2:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Central / 12:00 pm Mountain / 11:00 am Pacific WHO: The panelists are Jodi Goodwin, Law Office of Jodi Goodwin; Michelle Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez and Associates; and, Erica Schommer, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, St. Mary’s University School of Law. The moderator is Meredith Linsky, Director, Commission on Immigration, American Bar Association. To register, visit Your registration will generate a confirmation email with information on how to join the […]

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