Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Congress Members Urge Obama to Reunite Haitian Families

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, along with a few other Congress members, has sent a letter to President Obama passionately supporting Haitian Family Reunification. Though Cuba has had a Family Reunification program since 2007, Haiti still doesn’t have one and some Haitians approved for visas have been waiting over a decade to reunite with their families in the US! A Haitian Family Reunification Program would also boost both the US and Haitian economies, since those coming to the US would likely work and send money to relatives remaining in Haiti. Congresswoman Wilson leads effort to reunite Haitians families Special to the Times, The Miami Times May 1, 2014 On Monday Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) sent a passionate letter to President Barack Obama urging him to create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program to promptly reunite families, foster economic development and save […]

Haitians Make Demand for Reform: Urge Obama to Support Reunification Program

By Latoya Burgess, The Miami Times Urge Obama to support reunification program North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre and Haitian-American leader Marleine Bastien joined members of a national, non-partisan, Haitian coalition at a recent press conference to encourage the Obama Administration to implement the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program. The National Haitian-American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON), a group that works towards immigration reform and improving relations between the U.S. and Haiti, addressed the media on May 24th at North Miami City Hall. The group hopes to encourage President Barack Obama to push forward with a Haitian reunification program that would mimic the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program. “President Obama approved the Cuban Family Reunification Parole for Cubans,” said Marleine Bastien of Haitian Women of Miami. “He has refused to give Haitians equal treatment. Haitians voted en masse for President Obama. They really thought that the long-standing […]

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