Activists in Little Haiti protest U.S. deportation policy of Haitians. They call the deportation policy “fickle,” because it breaks up families, with some freed and some locked up in detention camps awaiting deportation back to hurricane-torn Haiti, where cases of cholera are on the rise. Activists called on President Obama, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to take action. Steve Forrester of IJDH said, “They announced they were going to start deporting again, saying conditions had improved. Everybody knows that’s not true; it’s just not true. But Matthew makes it really obscene.” Activists Call Haitian Deportation Policy “Abomination” by Gary Nelson, CBS Miami October 10th, 2016 MIAMI – Speaking in Creole, Marie Carole Jeune sobbed as she spoke to a bank of reporters and television news cameras Monday at a Little Haiti community center. She explained through her tears that her […]
In the lead up to Haiti’s first round of elections, there was a lot of controversy over candidates who had been convicted or suspected of crimes being allowed to run in the elections. Now, Miami Herald has learned that one of the candidates moving on to the next round was convicted of cocaine trafficking in Miami. according to Haiti’s electoral law and Constitution, political candidates should not have been convicted of a crime. The president of Haiti’s Electoral Council says that the Council is currently checking on this conviction with the US government. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Convicted cocaine trafficker running for parliament in Haiti Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald September 10, 2015 A candidate headed into next month’s runoff for Haiti’s parliament was convicted of cocaine trafficking in Miami-Dade County, the Miami Herald […]
August 4, 2015 The City of North Miami Beach, FL has passed a resolution on the crisis in the Dominican Republic. The resolution includes the following, among other clauses: “Section 3. Urges the United States, and in particular the President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, to use any and all appropriate means to encourage the Dominican Republic to restore the rights of Dominicans wrongfully stripped of their citizenship, resolve the temporarily delayed mass deportation of Haitians, and develop a plan to genuinely address the plight of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, rather than create unworkable regularization schemes that effectively deny equal protection to Dominicans of Haitian descent. ” Click HERE for the full text.