Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haitians Continue to Risk their Lives at Sea

The United States Coast Guard repatriated 102 Haitian nationals back to Haiti. This new development is a sign that Haiti is not and won’t be ready to welcome back thousands of its citizens from the United States in the next few months. Two months ago, Department of Homeland Security  (DHS) extended Temporary Protected Status for Haitian nationals for six months instead of the usual 18 months.  Haitian activists, U.S. lawmakers and immigration advocates continue to urge  Secretary John Kelly to extend TPS for at least 18 months for Haiti. For more information on TPS extension, please visit our website. Read the full article HERE U.S. Coast Guard repatriates 102 fleeing Haitian migrants to Haiti By: Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald July 12, 2017 In what it’s calling its largest interdiction of Haitians at sea in more than a year, the U.S. Coast […]

Both Migrants and Dominican Nationals at Risk of Deportation

Two separate groups living in the Dominican Republic are at risk of deportations: first-generation migrants and Dominicans, born in the DR, of foreign descent. The Dominican government created a process for these individuals to apply for citizenship status or residency permits, although fewer than 9,000 were able to register prior to the deadline. Hundreds of thousands of individuals may now be forcibly deported from the DR, with no clear place to go. Click HERE for the full article. Dominican Republic has taken citizenship from up to 200,000 and is getting away with it Eve Hayes de Kalaf, The Conversation June 19, 2015 On June 17, the deadline ran out for undocumented Haitian migrants to register for official migrant status in the neighbouring Dominican Republic. The international media has been filled with reports from the Caribbean of an impending crisis in […]

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