Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haitian Immigration Forum in Providence, RI

Attend this forum for a chance to ask questions of federal and local government officials about Haitian immigration. The discussion details are below. WHERE: 297 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI WHEN: Sunday, July 17, 2016 1:45-3:30 pm WHO: Mayor Jorge Elorza (confirmed); State Senator Juan Pichardo (confirmed); Dorcas International Institute (invited); Senior Obama Appointee (confirmed); USCIS local field director (confirmed); and RI Governor Gina Raimondo (invited)   Event Topics By Speakers: Obama Appointee/Senior Official from USCIS President’s accomplishments for immigrants including the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program, Deferred action for childhood arrivals, Deferred action for childhood arrivals and Temporary Protected Status for Haitians Immigration brochures will be available to the community in Haitian Creole Senator Juan Pichardo  In State-Tuition bill Driver’s license bill for undocumented Rhode Islanders What local residents can do to support those bills? Resources available in the community […]

New Round of Haitian Family Reunification Invites Going Out

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a third round of invitations for people to apply for Haitian Family Reunification on behalf of their family members in Haiti. The program was officially launched in early 2015, after years of advocacy by IJDH, members of Congress and other allies. USCIS Message: Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program USCIS June 6, 2016 Dear Stakeholder,  We are pleased to share with you an important update regarding the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program. On Friday June 3, with the help of the U.S. Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued the third round of invitations to apply for the HFRP Program.  The HFRP Program allows certain eligible Haitian beneficiaries of family-based immigrant visa petitions approved on or before Dec. 18, 2014, to be paroled into […]

USCIS Haitian Family Reunification Info Session (Dec 1, 2015)

WHAT: On November 6, 2015 US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) sent notice that with the help of U.S. Department of State National Visa Center, USCIS will issue the next round of invitations to apply for the Haitian Family Reunification Program (HFRP) in mid to late November 2015. This notice is to inform stakeholders and community based organizations serving the Haitian immigrant community that USCIS District 1, Boston, MA will provide an information session covering the eligibility requirements and filing process for the HFRP.  A question and answer period will follow the formal presentation. WHERE: USCIS Boston Field Office Ceremony Room (9th floor) John F. Kennedy Federal Building 15 New Sudbury Street Boston, MA 02203 WHEN: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 7:00 to 9:00pm   Please contact USCIS at to reserve seating for the information session by no later than […]

Haiti Temporary Protected Status Designation Extended

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Haiti US Citizenship and Immigration Services August 25, 2015 WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Haiti’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months. The extended designation is effective Jan. 23, 2016, through July 22, 2017. Current TPS Haiti beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during a 60-day period that runs from Aug. 25, 2015, through Oct. 26, 2015. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages beneficiaries to re-register as soon as possible once the 60-day re-registration period begins. USCIS will not accept applications before Aug. 25, 2015. The 18-month extension also allows TPS re-registrants to apply for a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Eligible TPS Haiti beneficiaries who re-register during the 60-day period and request a new EAD will receive one with an expiration date of July […]

Important Details About Haitian Family Reunification

In October 2014, after years of advocacy by IJDH and our allies, the State Department approved a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (HFRP). Only certain visa applicants are eligible for this program. The Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services explains in this short video. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services May 8, 2015

Haitian Family Reunification Fact Sheet

This fact sheet about the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (HFRP) was published by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. It contains information from eligibility to apply, to application fees, to work authorization once in the US. If you or someone you know is involved in HFRP, please keep this handy! Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services March 2015 The HFRP Program offers certain beneficiaries of approved family-based immigration petitions (Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, the opportunity to be reunited with family in the United States up to approximately two years before their immigrant visas are expected to become available. Approved beneficiaries will enter the United States as parolees, but will apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status once their immigrant visas become available. Eligibility to Apply The Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) will issue […]

Contact IJDH

Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti
15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Telephone: (617) 652-0876
General Inquiries:
Media Inquiries: