Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Wel­come to the Haiti Asy­lum Infor­ma­tion Project (HAIP), built and main­tained by IJDH with the gen­er­ous sup­port of the Firedoll Foun­da­tion. HAIP is intended as a resource for asy­lum appli­cants and their lawyers. It is not intended as a sub­sti­tute for legal advice, and we rec­om­mend that all asy­lum appli­cants seek legal assis­tance with their applications.

Coun­try Con­di­tion Infor­ma­tion: Reports from human rights groups, the United Nations and gov­ern­ments; and news reports on topics including repression and intimidation, gender-based violence, elections, and politics.
Hait­ian Women and Asy­lum: Get expert research and advice; model affidavits and human rights reports.
Crim­i­nal Depor­tees: Includ­ing case law and legal analy­ses of U.S. and inter­na­tional law, reports on prison con­di­tions and treat­ment of depor­tees, and news reports of depor­ta­tion issues.
Polit­i­cal Vio­lence: Includ­ing cases and back­ground on polit­i­cal vio­lence in Haiti.
Sex­ual Minori­ties and HIV/AIDS: Includ­ing spe­cific coun­try con­di­tion, cases and law arti­cles.
Expert Ros­ter: Names, con­tact infor­ma­tion and qual­i­fi­ca­tions for rec­og­nized experts on Haiti.
Model Plead­ings: Model expert affi­davits, the Omnibus Motion to Stop Hait­ian Depor­ta­tions.
Haiti Asy­lum Case Law: Hait­ian asy­lum cases, includ­ing sum­maries of the main issues and the hold­ings for each.
U.S. Immi­gra­tion Pol­icy on Haitian Migrants: May 2011 report by the Con­gres­sional Research Service.
Infor­ma­tion on Tem­po­rary Pro­tected Sta­tus (TPS) for Haitians
TPS-related articles and posts


Alter­na­tive Chance: Advo­cacy for Crim­i­nal Depor­tees in Haiti
Amer­i­can Immi­gra­tion Lawyers’ Asso­ci­a­tion
Boston Col­lege Law School’s Post-Deportation Human Rights Project
Cen­ter for Gen­der and Refugee Stud­ies at UC Hast­ings Col­lege of Law
Extreme Envi­ron­men­tal Events and Hait­ian Refugees (Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity)
Fahamu Refugee Programme
Greater Boston Legal Ser­vices

National Immi­gra­tion Project’s Immigrant’s Rights Resources

Americans for Immigrant Justice

The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR)

If you find this site use­ful, we do request that you con­sider mak­ing a tax-deductible dona­tion to IJDH, to defray the costs of main­tain­ing HAIP, but also to sup­port IJDH’s work to reduce the injus­tice in Haiti that gen­er­ates refugees.
If there are any mate­ri­als that should be on the site and are not, let us know. Please send us any deci­sions, sam­ple affi­davits or other mate­ri­als that would be use­ful to site users. We can be reached at, or by tele­phone at (617) 652‑0876.

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Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti
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Boston, MA 02127

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