Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Senator Markey Discusses Cholera Epidemic in Haiti & Donald Trump’s Candidacy Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC October 13, 2016 Senator Markey, having just returned from a trip to Haiti to assist in humanitarian aid following Hurricane Matthew, speaks about the cholera epidemic and the obligation of the international community to help Haiti in its time of need.  He calls for a course of action from the UN, both short term to immediately assist those in need of medical care, clean water, food, and shelter, and long term to help rebuild the Haitian healthcare system, water system, and public health.  The western world has a moral responsibility to fix the cholera epidemic it has created. Click HERE for the original video.

Following Legal Immigration Rules – And Getting Stuck

MSNBC.com NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports on the costs, quotas, and legal battles in becoming a legal immigrant. MIAMI – If you think doing your own taxes is complicated, try applying to move to the U.S. legally. The byzantine system confounds government and legal experts on a daily basis. The mayor of North Miami, Andre Pierre, is not only a Democrat with links to the White House, he’s an immigration lawyer and an immigrant. A native of Haiti, Pierre oversees a city with a population of 60,000. Forty percent are Haitian-Americans. He has endless cases of constituents slogging through federal red tape to come to the U.S. within the law. One unresolved case is personal. Pierre has been working since 2002 to bring his brother-in-law, 16-year-old niece and 14-year-old nephew to South Florida. “Ever since I was a little boy, I […]

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