Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Elected Officials Speak Out: End the Silence

North Miami, Florida has the largest Haitian population in the U.S. This past week, the city’s elected officials called a press conference to voice their anger over the Dominican Republic’s actions and the Obama administration’s silence over the issue.  They emphasized the direct link between the ongoing crisis in the Dominican Republic and experiences in the States, as North Miami residents’ family and friends will likely be affected. The city council also unanimously approved a resolution to urge President Obama, Vice President Biden and Secretary of State Kerry to publicly acknowledge the human rights abuses and to utilize political and economic leverage to remedy the situation. Click here for the original article and a video. North Miami city council condemns Dominican Republic Janey Tate, The Miami Times July 22, 2015 North Miami elected officials are calling out the Dominican Republic […]

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