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Velázquez and Gillibrand Press Trump Administration on TPS Rulings

April 18, 2018 |Press Release Nearly 100 Members of Congress Seek Answers from U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Immigration Program Washington, DC—Nearly 100 Members of Congress have written the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) demanding answers on how the agency is administering the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program.  The letter, led by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), presses Secretary Nielsen on recent TPS decisions affecting thousands of immigrants from Sudan, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti and Syria.  Signed by 80 Representatives and 17 Senators, the letter argues that the agency has failed to adequately justify ending TPS status for many covered countries and, in many cases, has also failed to make decisions in a timely, transparent manner, creating fear and uncertainty among immigrant communities.   “The Trump Administration’s capricious and arbitrary rulings affecting […]

Advocacy Secures U.S. Congress Appropriation of $10 Million for Cholera Elimination

IJDH’s relentless advocacy for cholera justice led the United States Congress to include $10 million to fund cholera elimination in the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations bill despite President Trump’s opposition. Teaming up with Haitian diaspora organizations and members of Congress, IJDH was able to secure this money for the United Nations New Approach to cholera in Haiti. This is not a complete victory for cholera justice, but it is a step forward that will save lives. We now call on the UN to immediately keep its promise to consult with the victims of cholera to determine how best to invest the funds. BAI and IJDH Lead Denunciation of Human Rights Violators in Army High Command BAI and IJDH responded to the naming of army officers implicated in the 1994 Raboteau Massacre to the High Command of the newly reconstituted Haitian […]

For Immediate Release: Congressional Lawmakers Join Forces to Secure $10 Million in FY2018 Omnibus Bill to Address Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2018                                                 For More Information Contact: Joyce Jones Communications Director 202-225-4506 (office) | 202-578-0634 (mobile) Congressional Lawmakers Join Forces to Secure $10 Million in FY2018 Omnibus Bill to Address Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Washington, D.C. – In the current political climate, Democrats and Republicans don’t often agree on much, but in a rare act of bipartisanship, Congress has passed an omnibus package that rejected many of the White House’s harsh budget cuts. The legislation, signed by President Donald Trump before lawmakers left Washington for a two-week recess, included $10 million to help Haiti combat cholera. In 2010, United Nations peacekeepers contaminated Haiti’s largest river, which led to a cholera outbreak that infected hundreds of thousands […]

For Immediate Release: New Suit Alleges Haiti Tps Termination Unlawful

For Immediate Release (EMBARGOED UNTIL 3-15-2018)  March 14, 2018 What: Press Conference at FANM on Filing of Haiti TPS Lawsuit Who: Lawyers, TPS Recipients, and Community Leaders Time: March 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM Location:  FANM, 100 N.E. 84 Street, Miami,  Florida , 33138 Contact:  Marleine Bastien, Executive Director, FANM, 305 756-8050 Sejal Zota, NIPNLG, (919) 698-5015 Ira Kurzban, (305) 444-0060 Steven Forester, Immigration Policy Coordinator, IJDH, 786 877 6999 Clarel Cyriaque, Esq., 305 797-0141 New Suit Alleges Unlawful Conduct by Trump Administration Officials, Seeks Injunctive Relief to Prevent Deportation of Over 50,000 Haitian TPS Recipients   The Administration’s Decision to Terminate Program Exposes Complete Lack of Knowledge of Immigration Law Resulting in Violations of the Administrative Procedure Act, Plaintiffs’ 5th Amendment Rights and Regulatory Flexibility Act   A new suit filed this morning in the Eastern District of New York alleges violations of law and the Constitution by Trump administration officials […]

BAI & IJDH Present: ‘A Stand Up for Justice and Democracy in Haiti’

Hello friends! These are trying times.  And, laughter is the best form of resistance! Your Team here at IJDH is very excited to announce “A Stand up for Justice and Democracy in Haiti” with Haitian comedians J-L Cauvin , Tanael Joachim and Reg Thomas at Gotham Comedy Club in New York, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.  All proceeds to benefit BAI/IJDH’s advocacy and legal work in Haiti! Spaces are limited and tickets are expected to sell out quickly!  Bring your family and friends! Where: Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd St. Between 7th and 8th Avenues, New York, NY 10011 When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:15 PM) Ticket Price: $30.00 Restrictions: 18 & over Buy your ticket(s) today at:  Gotham Comedy! Ann Ri Pou Jistis! Let’s Laugh for Justice!

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE: L’ONU et L’État Haïtien Jouent la Finale du Championnat de l’Impunité, les Pauvres d’Haïti Paient Les Frais

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE  Contact PRESSE: Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), Mario@ijdh.org, +509 3701-9879 (Haïti) (anglais, français, kreyòl) Brian Concannon, Esq. Institut pour la Justice et la Démocratie en Haïti (IJDH), Brian@ijdh.org, +1 541-263-0029 (Boston, USA) (anglais, français, kreyòl) L’ONU et L’État Haïtien Jouent la Finale du Championnat de l’Impunité, les Pauvres d’Haïti Paient Les Frais  Veillez lire la version farnçaise de cette note de presse ici. Port-au-Prince, le 5 mars, 2018 – Le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) et l’Institut pour la Justice et la Démocratie en Haïti (IJDH), qui représentent les victimes du choléra importé par la Mission des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH), exhortent le gouvernement haïtien et l’Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) à mettre de côté leurs chantages diplomatiques pour pouvoir répondre aux besoins du peuple haïtien, particulièrement les victimes de […]

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