Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti Names Franciscka Lucien as New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Renée Metelus, Communications Coordinator  Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti  T: +1-678-522-1255 E: renee@ijdh.org Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti  Names Franciscka Lucien as New Executive Director Boston, MA (July 15, 2019)—Today, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) welcomes Franciscka Lucien as its new Executive Director. Franciscka succeeds Brian Concannon who informed the Board in September 2018 of his intention to step down.  “We are thrilled that Franciscka is taking the helm of IJDH. Franciscka has an impressive track record of improving access to human rights for marginalized communities in Haiti. She brings clear vision, thoughtful leadership, and a deep commitment to centering impoverished communities and their rights to the organization,” said Joia Mukherjee, Chair of the IJDH Board of Directors.  IJDH is a non-profit organization that works to catalyze stability […]

Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Barbara Lee Address Political Violence in Haiti in 2020 Appropriations Bill

June 10, 2019 Congresswoman Maxine Waters worked alongside Congresswoman Barbara Lee to address recent political violence in Haiti within the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2020. xxx Read the original press release HERE Creole Translation HERE REP. WATERS WORKS WITH COLLEAGUES TO STOP POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN HAITI; INCLUDES PROVISIONS IN FY 2020 STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS REPORT WASHINGTON – After returning from a trip to Haiti during which she saw evidence of politically motivated violence carried out by gangs allegedly affiliated with the Haitian government, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, worked with Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) to ensure that language addressing the political crisis in Haiti was included in the report accompanying the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2020. Congresswoman Lee, in her capacity as a member of the […]

Press Release: 330 Organizations and Community Leaders Urge TPS Extension

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Forester, Immigration Policy Coordinator, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), steveforester@aol.com, 786-877-6999 130 Organizations and 200 Individuals Urge Extension of Haiti’s TPS Designation, Joining Bipartisan Political and Extensive Editorial and Religious Support (May 18, 2017) Today 330 organizations and persons serving the Haitian American community wrote President Trump, Homeland Security Secretary Kelly, and Secretary of State Tillerson urging DHS to extend Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for another 18 months. “We concur with USCIS’s extremely detailed, 8-page single-spaced December 2016 review and assessment that the conditions warranting TPS for this group persist,” they wrote, noting bipartisan political and other support including powerful editorials by the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, and New York Daily News. Incomplete earthquake recovery, an unchecked cholera epidemic introduced by UN […]

32BJ SEIU Responds to USCIS’ Recommendation to End Temporary Protected Status for Haitians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 20, 2017 Media contact:  Ana Tinsly, amtinsly@seiu32bj.org, 646-331-4765 32BJ SEIU RESPONDS TO USCIS’ RECOMMENDATION TO END TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR HAITIANS   (NEW YORK) On Thursday, April 20, 2017, as reported in USA Today, the USCIS has recommended that the US end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians by next January. The following response can be attributed to Hector Figueroa, President of 32BJ SEIU: “The USCIS’ recommendation to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians is unconscionable and oblivious to the dire conditions that exist in Haiti today. The country is still reeling from multiple disasters, including the 2010 earthquake that left tens of thousands homeless; a cholera epidemic; and Hurricane Mathew, a category 4 hurricane that cost Haiti $2.7 billion and left half a million children without safe drinking water. It flies in the face of reason […]

Plaignant Nissage MARTYR est mort après qu’il a déposé plainte aux États-Unis contre Jean Morose VILIENA, ancien maire des Irois, pour Assassinat, Torture et Incendie

BUREAU DES AVOCATS INTERNATIONAUX 3, 2ème rue Lavaud B.P. 19048 Port-au-Prince, Haïti Tel : +5092943-2106/ 07 Email: avokahaiti@aol.com POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE Contact : Mario JOSEPH, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, mario@ijdh.org +509-3701-9879 (français, kreyòl) Nicole PHILLIPS, Esq., Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, nicole@ijdh.org +509-4645-2888, (anglais, français, kreyòl) Plaignant Nissage MARTYR est mort après qu’il a déposé plainte aux États-Unis contre Jean Morose VILIENA, ancien maire des Irois, pour Assassinat, Torture et Incendie Port-au-Prince, le 31 mars 2017 – Le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) regret d’annoncer que notre client Nissage MARTYR est décédé subitement dans la soirée du vendredi 24 mars 2017. Sa mort intervient un jour après que lui et deux autres clients ont annoncé le dépôt d’une plainte au tribunal fédéral à Boston contre Jean Morose VILIENA, l’ex maire des Irois en Grande-Anse, qui habite à présent aux […]

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand Write Letter for Extended TPS for Haitians

The press release is shown below in its entirety. Click HERE for the original release. 03.24.17 SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL ON U.S. DEPT. OF STATE & U.S. DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO EXTEND TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS TO HAITIAN NATIONALS RESIDING IN U.S. With July deadline approaching, Schumer & Gillibrand fight to expedite TPS extension because of continued devastation in Haiti caused by Hurricane Matthew  Schumer & Gillibrand: Temporary Protected Status was created for precisely this reason.… We urge you to swiftly consider extending it past the current deadline Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today wrote to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urging Secretaries Rex Tillerson and John Kelly to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitian nationals currently residing in the United States. The TPS designation is a temporary benefit aimed at providing […]

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