Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

New U.S. Immigration Policy Will Turn Haitians Away

After an arduous journey across several countries, during which they often face physical and sexual abuse, Haitians will soon be detained at the U.S. border before being deported. Since the 2010 earthquake, the U.S. had stopped non-criminal deportations of Haitians but now, the Department of Homeland Security has announced that the policy will change. Right now, it seems that many Haitians are continuing on their journey to the US border but it is likely that those on their way may start finding alternate paths into the country to get around the new restriction. IJDH Immigration Policy Coordinator Stevne Forester is quoted in this article. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Uncertainty for Haitians in Tijuana Sandra Dibble, The San Diego Union-Tribune September 23, 2016 Hundreds of Haitians in Tijuana preparing to present themselves to U.S. officials at the San Ysidro […]

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