Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began detaining non-criminal Haitians who presented themselves at Mexico-US border crossings on September 22, 2016 and began twice-weekly deportations to Haiti of these detainees on November 3 and 8, 2016, despite the devastation wrought by hurricane Matthew a few weeks earlier. DHS is detaining as many as 4000 of these detainees throughout the United States in a few dozen facilities remote from available attorneys and interpreters and is deporting them to Haiti in violation of their rights at an estimated rate of about 270 per week. Among many other steps, IJDH has created the Haiti Deportations Response Network (HDRN) to recruit volunteer attorneys and interpreters to address the crisis. Relevant articles are below.

Calls for re-designating TPS (and expanding HFRP) after Hurricane Matthew are HERE.

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Trump administration circulates more draft immigration restrictions, The Washington Post, January 31, 2017.

Haitians in US dreading deportationCaribbean 360, January 26, 2017

Miami-Dade mayor orders jails to comply with Trump crackdown on sanctuary communities Miami-Herald, January 26, 2017.

Trump’s immigration order expands the definition of “criminal”The New York Times, January 26, 2017

President Donald Trump to publish weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants , Independent (UK), January 26, 2017

Haitians Alarmed by Renewed Deportations as Trump Era Looms, Refugees Deeply, December 7, 2016.

U.S. increasing number of deportations to HaitiMiami Herald, November 23, 2016

US releases Haitians coming from MexicoAssociated Press, November 17, 2016.

US Government Quietly resumes deportations in HaitiMiami Herald, Nov. 8, 2016.

Humanitarian Crisis on US Border: Haitians Stranded by PolicyNews Deeply. November 8, 2016

After stay of Haitian deportation policy, local leaders encouraged, but still fightingMiami Herald, Oct. 12, 2016

Deportation to a disaster zone: Obama under pressure to stop crackdown on Haitian migrants after Hurricane MatthewSalon, Oct. 7, 2016

U.S. tightens immigration policy on undocumented Haitians – Humanosphere, September 26, 2016

Haitians, After Perilous Journey, Find Door to U.S. Abruptly ShutThe New York Times, September 23, 2016

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Haitians — March 3, 2014

Temporary Protected Status Re-registration Period Extended for Haitian Nationals — December 27, 2012

Estati Pwoteksyon Tanporè Peryòd Re-enskripsyon an Pwolonje pou Sitwayen Ayisyen yo — December 27, 2012

Hastings Renews Call for Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program — October 4, 2012

Haitians displaced by quake will be allowed to stay in U.S. an extra 18 months — September 25, 2012

Sad Haitian Tragedy Calls For U.S. Immigration Fix — June 15, 2012

Lawmakers Cast Symbolic Vote for Haitians — February 13, 2012

87 U.S. Congresspersons including Senators Kerry, Cardin, Durbin and Gillibrand Urge President Obama to create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program — December 15, 2011

Time for Action on Humanitarian Parole (Boston Haitian Reporter) — October 7, 2011

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians is extended and re-designated! — May 23, 2011

Press Release: Haitian TPS Extended and Redesignated (IJDH) — May 17, 2011

Deportations Loom as Deadline for Haitians Nears (Associated Press) — December 20, 2010

Justice Close to Home — December 16, 2010

US Grants Threatened Haitian Reporter Asylum (Voice of America) — October 1, 2010

Feds extend registration for Haitian program for 6 months — July 14, 2010

Eligible Haitians will have more time to apply for temporary protected status — July 12, 2010

US extends relief for illegal Haitian immigrants — July 12, 2010

President Obama could rapidly aid Haitian immigration seekers — June 26, 2010

Deadline nears for Haitians’ deportation reprieve — June 11, 2010

U.S. may extend deadline for Haitian TPS — June 3, 2010

Haiti Remittances Key to Earthquake Recovery — May 17, 2010

A Haitian Influx Startles the North Country — May 14, 2010

Immigration reform needed for U.S. economy and for Haiti quake relief — May 7, 2010

Haitian Immigration Pro Bono Project Launched Today — May 5, 2010

New Site Supports Pro Bono Immigration Efforts for Haitians — May 5, 2010

City’s Haitian Immigrants File For TPS — April 26, 2010

Haitians seek refuge, face uncertainty — April 23, 2010

TPS filings only trickle in; estimate of 200,000 is cut — April 9, 2010

Helping Haitians to Work — March 20, 2010

Immigration Offer Draws Few Haitians — March 16, 2010

Seventy international, national, and local organizations, joined by three individuals, wrote DHS Sec. Napolitano today urging broad Haitian immigration relief.  The letter was organized by the Washington, D.C. office of Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) — March 12, 2010

28,000 Haitians in U.S. Seek Protected Status — March 5, 2010

28,000 Haitians in U.S.seek protected status  — March 5, 2010

Archbishop Favalora calls for temporary protected status for Haitians — February 2, 2010

Information from Senator Gillibrand’s Office for Haitians in the U.S. — February 2, 2010

The U.S. Should Welcome Haitians In — January 29, 2010

John C. Favalora calls for TPS to be granted — January 28, 2010

Stop Deportations to Haiti – Send a letter to President Obama — January 28, 2010

Please send an email to the White House today — January 28, 2010

School of Law students help Haitian immigrants apply for temporary protected status — January 27, 2010

200,000 Haitian migrants could file for Temporary Protected Status — January 21, 2010

Half-Hour for Haiti: Responding to Haiti’s Devastation, Part II — January 16, 2010

Undocumented Haitians: We Can’t Send Them Back — January 15, 2010

Miami Herald Op-Ed 1/15/10 — January 15, 2010

Help Haitians Help Haiti — January 15, 2010

EDITORIAL: Grant Haitian immigrants Temporary Protected Status — January 15, 2010

Averting Chaos in Haiti — January 15, 2010

US May Grant Undocumented Hatians Legal Status — January 14, 2010

U.S. Senate Member Dick Lugar is calling on the Secretary of the DHS to grant TPS for 18 months to Haitian immigrants — January 14, 2010

U.S. may grant undocumented Haitians legal status — January 14, 2010

Ten Things the United States Can and Should Do for Haiti — January 14, 2010

Reach out to Haiti: The epic disaster befalling one of the world’s poorest nations demands a global response. — January 14, 2010

Rescuing Haiti — January 14, 2010

Please help Haitians by asking President Obama and Congress to grant Haitians in the U.S. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) — January 14, 2010

New York Times Editorial: Haiti — January 14, 2010

Lugar calls for granting Temporary Protective Status (TPS) to Haitians — January 14, 2010

Haiti’s pain: Stricken nation will need ongoing help — January 14, 2010

Help Emigrants Aid Haiti — January 14, 2010

EDITORIAL: Grant Haitian immigrants Temporary Protected Status — January 14, 2010

Kirsten Gillibrand urges help for Haitians — January 13, 2010

Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Matt Chandler — January 13, 2010

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Urges Help for Haitians — January 13, 2010

U.S. to Halt Deportations of Undocumented Haitians due to Earthquake — January 13, 2010

Let Haitian Immigrants Work in Dignity — December 19, 2009

Is racism behind treatment of Haitians? — November 2, 2009

HAITI LIBERTE Vol. 3, No. 15 — October 28, 2009

Haitians Impatient with Obama over TPS — October 28, 2009

Haitians shouldn’t be left in limbo — October 26, 2009

Haitian activists want Obama to address immigration goals — October 26, 2009

Hastings’ Amendment Passes House — October 26, 2009

Haitian Activists want Obama to Address Immigration Goals — October 26, 2009

Haitians Shouldn’t be Left in Limbo — October 24, 2009

Let the Haitians Stay — October 11, 2009

Haitians Up Pressure for Special Immigration Status — October 11, 2009

Undocumented Haitian Immigrants Need Relief, East Bay Advocates Say — September 17, 2009

Let the Haitians Stay — September 15, 2009

Haitians Up Pressure for Special Immigration Status — September 15, 2009

Clinton should use center stage to boost Haitian TPS effort — August 8, 2009

National Bar Association Urges President Obama to Immediately Grant TPS — August 7, 2009

Half-Hour for Haiti: Ask Bill Clinton to Help Free Political Prisoners in Haiti Too! — August 6, 2009

Obama: No rushing changes to Cuba policy, Haiti immigration laws — July 27, 2009

Lesson on Immigration — July 26, 2009

Six Months Into Obama Administration And No TPS Yet For Haitians — July 22, 2009

South Florida lawmakers call for granting special status to Haiti — June 23, 2009

It’s time to help Haiti — June 23, 2009

300 Rally for Haitian TPS Outside White House — June 4, 2009

Half-Hour for Haiti:  Call The White House Today to Urge Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians Now! — April 29, 2009

Time to Deal With Haiti — April 21, 2009

Hope for Haitians? Immigrants from the storm-ravaged island should be allowed to stay in the United States. — March 30, 2009

Editorial — March 10, 2009

Haiti’s Despair, Continued — March 10, 2009

UN expert urges US government not to deport thousands of migrants back to hurricane-hit Haiti — March 6, 2009

UN expert urges US not to deport thousands back to hurricane-ravaged Haiti — March 6, 2009

Justice for Haitians in the U.S.- Steve Forester on TPS  — March 5, 2009

U.S. will continue to deport Haitians — March 5, 2009

Justice for Haitians in the U.S. — March 5, 2009

U.S. will Continue to Deport Haitians — March 5, 2009

U.S. Discriminatory Policies Towards Haitians (URL) — February 28, 2009

Haitians Look for Shift in Immigration Policy — February 28, 2009

South Florida Rally: TPS for Haitians Now! — February 28, 2009

Haitians Look for Shift on Immigration Policy — February 28, 2009

US Discriminatory Immigration Policies Toward Haitians — February 28, 2009

Why the U.S. Government should IMMEDIATELY halt deportations to Haiti: — February 28, 2009

Stop Deportations Now Fact Sheet — February 27, 2009

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Responds on TPS for Haiti — February 25, 2009

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Responds on TPS for Haiti  — February 25, 2009

Haitian Deportations: Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network Letter to Department of Homeland Security — February 23, 2009

Letter to Department of Homeland Security Demanding Equal Rights for Haitians  — February 23, 2009

Haiti, Venezuela Pose Early Tests for Obama Administration — February 20, 2009

Haitian Deportations Slide Under Obama’s Radar (Miami Herald) — January 29, 2009

Commentary: Haitians snubbed again in bid for TPS — January 8, 2009

Haiti Policy Statement for the Obama Team — January 1, 2009

Inhumane to deport Haitians — December 29, 2008

IDB helps, ICE hurts Haiti— December 17, 2008

U.S. resumes deportation flights to Haiti — December 9, 2008

No good reason not to give Haiti TPS — October 30, 2008

Help for Haiti — October 12, 2008

Providing a Non-Discriminatory Shelter From the Storm — October 6, 2008

President of Haiti asks U.S. to postpone return of deportees — October 5, 2008

Haiti says it can’t accept U.S. deportees: Storm damage has crippled island nation, leader says — October 5, 2008

Change That Haiti Can Believe In, Part II: Haitian Diaspora Considers Immigration Policy in Storms’ Wake — October 3, 2008

Half Hour For Haiti: Temporary Protected Status for Haitians! — October 1, 2008

Do more for Haiti, some lawmakers ask — September 24, 2008

Deportations to Haiti halted temporarily — September 20, 2008

Meek: Let Haitians stay in the U.S. — September 13, 2008

Haitians seek temporary halt to deportations — September 12, 2008

Be a good neighbor to Caribbean — September 10, 2008

Remittances are too low — September 6, 2008

Help for a neighbor — May 10, 2008

Congresswoman Waters Urges President to Help Haiti, (Press Release — April 30, 2008

OAS calls for urgent assistance for Haiti — April 11, 2008

Help for Haiti The U.S. should temporarily stop deportations. — April 2, 2008

Reprieve for a beleaguered Haiti — March 16, 2008

How to Help our Needy Neighbor — March 8, 2008

A Prayerful Request for U.S. to Help Haiti — March 1, 2008

Half-Hour for Haiti: Equal Treatment for Haitians in U.S. — May 9, 2007

Haitians’ deaths at sea further fuels immigration debate in U.S. — May 9, 2007

Congressman Hastings Responds to Decision to Grant TPS for Nicaraguans, Hondurans and Salvadorans, But Not Haitians (press release) — May 3, 2007

Half-Hour for Haiti: Celebrate, then Write — April 19, 2007

Half-Hour for Haiti: Fairness for Haitians in the U.S. — April 12, 2007

Half-Hour for Haiti: Call Your Rep. to Support Debt Cancellation! — March 15, 2007

Half-Hour for Haiti: Support Fair Treatment for Haitians in the U.S. — January 24, 2007

Haitians Insist On Right To Asylum In U.S., – February 8, 2006

Policy is `white-foot, black-foot’ — February 5, 2006

Haitians Facing Deportation Seek Special Visa — January 20, 2006

 

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