Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Walt Disney Co. Supports TPS Extension

Allowing TPS to expire would affect communities across the United States, including the “happiest place on Earth.” Approximately 500 Disney employees will face deportation if their temporary protected status, a designation that allows more than 50,000 Haitians to legally reside in the U.S., is not renewed. Both Disney and Unite Here, the union representing many of the workers, support TPS extension; in a statement, Walt Disney Co. lauded the 500 workers’ integral roles in, and long-term commitment to, the Disney community and stated that the current situation in Haiti renders TPS extension necessary. Part of the article is shown below. Click HERE for the original article. More calls for TPS extension here. Hundreds of Haitian Disney employees may have to leave U.S. Sandra Pedicini, Orlando Sentinel April 25, 2017 About 500 Walt Disney World employees could be affected by a federal immigration agency’s recommendation that the United States soon end temporary […]

Reach out to Haiti

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel,,0,3682365.story DATE: January 14, 2010 Nothing prepared the hemisphere’s longest suffering people for the catastrophe that befell them on Tuesday. Not Haiti’s abject poverty. Not its history of political corruption and military coups. Not even its disproportionate experience with natural disasters. And nothing will allow the Haitians who survived it to get back to their feet, save an international response on the scale of the earthquake that killed perhaps hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions more. The world hasn’t glimpsed such devastation since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed almost 300,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and elsewhere. Hospitals and schools demolished. Entire neighborhoods leveled. The country’s parliament and government palace turned to rubble. Unable to respond to the crisis, Haiti’s government fell to imploring the international community to rescue the nation while its […]

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