Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Outside Federal Court, Haitian Immigrants and Allies Decry “Racist” Trump End of TPS at Start of Federal Trial to Halt Possible Deportations

For Immediate Release: January 7, 2019 Contact: Carolina González cagonzalez@seiu32bj.org (929) 287-4263; Paromita Shah paromita@nipnlg.org (202) 271-2286; Beatrice Lindstrom beatrice@ijdh.org (404) 217-1302 Outside Federal Court, Haitian Immigrants and Allies Decry “Racist” Trump End of TPS at Start of Federal Trial to Halt Possible Deportations Federal trial begins to protect more than 50,000 Haitian immigrants and their families from losing immigration status Brooklyn, NY — Haitian immigrants affected by the Trump administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), along with Haitian community members, elected officials, faith and labor leaders and immigration advocates spoke out about the importance and possible impact of a critical lawsuit against the Trump administration over TPS termination for Haiti on Monday morning outside the federal courthouse in Brooklyn where the trial began today. The lawsuit, Saget et al v. Trump, brought on behalf of nine individuals, a […]

32BJ SEIU Responds to USCIS’ Recommendation to End Temporary Protected Status for Haitians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 20, 2017 Media contact:  Ana Tinsly, amtinsly@seiu32bj.org, 646-331-4765 32BJ SEIU RESPONDS TO USCIS’ RECOMMENDATION TO END TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR HAITIANS   (NEW YORK) On Thursday, April 20, 2017, as reported in USA Today, the USCIS has recommended that the US end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians by next January. The following response can be attributed to Hector Figueroa, President of 32BJ SEIU: “The USCIS’ recommendation to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians is unconscionable and oblivious to the dire conditions that exist in Haiti today. The country is still reeling from multiple disasters, including the 2010 earthquake that left tens of thousands homeless; a cholera epidemic; and Hurricane Mathew, a category 4 hurricane that cost Haiti $2.7 billion and left half a million children without safe drinking water. It flies in the face of reason […]

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