Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

US Senators & Reps Urge DHS to Extend TPS for Haiti

U.S. Senators and Representatives from Florida wrote to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kelly asking him to extend Haiti’s TPS designation when the current 18-month period expires on July 22. They emphasized Haiti’s continuing struggle to rebuild after the 2010 earthquake and 2016 Hurricane Matthew, as well as the cholera epidemic. Signatories include US Senators Rubio and Nelson and US Representatives Alcee Hastings, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart, Ted Deutch, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Carlos Curbelo, Frederica Wilson, and Lois Frankel. Part of the letter is below. Read the full letter here. March 24, 2017 Honorable John F. Kelly Secretary Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20016 Dear Secretary Kelly: We write to encourage you to exercise your authority under Section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1254a) to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitian […]

Action Alert: Join the Haiti Deportations Response Network

February 21, 2017 Dear Friend, Hundreds of detained Haitian asylum-seekers and migrants, including women and children, are being deported weekly from detention centers across the United States in violation of their rights. They need your help urgently. The Department of Homeland Security is currently holding about 4,000 detainees in facilities throughout the US. More than 2500 Haitian detainees have already been deported, and around 270 more are being deported each week. Lawyers, community activists and detainees’ relatives have reported a range of prejudicial procedural problems in their asylum processing, including no lawyers, weak or non-existent interpretation and the use of apparently fabricated statements. Most of the detainees are held in remote facilities far from family, community and legal support; and some would have viable asylum claims if they had effective representation. Find more details here. The Institute for Justice & […]

IJDH Is Now Hiring!

We are now hiring a Communications Coordinator and a Legal Fellow. The Communications Coordinator will manage our advocacy on the internet, in the press and with our supporters. This will be a key member of IJDH’s innovative 8-person team, based in our Boston office. We seek a dynamic individual with strong communication skills, a passion for justice and an appreciation for the power of advocacy. Experience with Haiti and spoken Haitian Creole are crucial. Please apply asap. The application is open until the position is filled. Communications Coordinator Description The Legal Fellow will start September 1, 2017 and work two years. We seek an emerging lawyer passionate about supporting justice struggles in the Global South. The Fellowship at IJDH will focus on developing skills necessary for lawyers from the Global North to support social change movements and progressive lawyers in the Global South and build effective […]

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