Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haitians Facing Deportation Seek Special Visa

Daniela Gerson, Staff Reporter, The New York Sun January 20, 2006Haitians Facing Deportation Seek Special Visa In an attempt to circumvent the Bush administration, lawyers representing Haitians facing deportation filed motions yesterday asking courts across the country to stop removals to that country because of its deteriorating human rights conditions. The Haitian government requested temporary protected status for its residents in America more than a year ago, possibly affecting thousands of Haitians living in this country illegally. This special visa, which the Department of Homeland Security grants to citizens of undergoing extraordinary civil strife, armed conflict, or natural disasters, would allow Haitians living illegally in America to temporarily work until the situation improves in Haiti. “At this time we do not feel that Haiti warrants TPS based on the narrow criteria provided by Congress,” a spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and […]

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