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
The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR)
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at (617) 652‑0876.