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Dear Colleague Letter regarding TPS for Haiti

‘When we aren’t killed, they kidnap us.’ Riding a bus in Haiti now a dangerous quest,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, April 8 

Letter to the Editor: Mr. President, Stop the deportation of Haitians,” Miami Herald, April 6

Gang attack in Haiti neighborhood leaves bodies, homes charred,”  by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, April 2

They were live on Facebook when an armed man stormed in and kidnapped them in Haiti,”  by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, April 2, updated April 5

Opinion, “Biden must stop deportations to Haiti. It’s inhumane — and breaks his promise to us,” by Marleine Bastien and Alix Desulme, Miami Herald, March 29

Haiti deportations soar as Biden administration deploys Trump-era health order – There have been more ‘Title 42’ expulsions in the space of a few weeks than during an entire year of Trump’s administration, report says,” by Julian Borger, The Guardian, March 25

Press Release and Report, “The Invisible Wall: Title 42 and its Impact on Haitian Migrants,” by Haitian Bridge Alliance, The Quixote Center, and The UndocuBlack Network, March 25

U.N. Security Council makes unified plea to Haiti: Settle differences and hold elections,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, March 25

The Political Crisis in Haiti & Why America Bears Responsibility w/ Jemima Pierre & Brian Concannon,” The Majority Report with Sam Seder, March 23 (Haiti expert Concannon from minute 36:03, Prof. Pierre on history from minute 16:00)

Activists call on Biden to issue a new TPS for Haitians as nation’s turmoil deepens,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, March 22

President Biden, It’s Time to Act On TPS for Haiti — Lives Depend On It,” America’s Voice, March 17

As Haiti plunges deeper into turmoil, a social media rallying cry emerges: #FreeHaiti,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, March 16

The Biden Administration Made a Promise to Haitians, We Expect Them to Keep That Promise,” America’s Voice, March 16 (a call to restore TPS)

Haiti civic leaders and former US diplomat to House Foreign Affairs: ‘Haiti is a mess’,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, March 13 (must-read)

Hearing, “Policy Recommendations on Haiti for the Biden Administration,” U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, March 12

Statement for the Record of the Center for American Progress to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for its Hearing on “Policy Recommendations for the Biden Administration,” March 12

Editorial, “Why is Biden continuing a cruel Trump policy? He should stop expelling Haitian migrants immediately,” by the Editorial Board, Miami Herald, March 12

Senators Are Calling On Biden To Issue New Protections For Haitian Immigrants Already In The US,” by Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, March 12

In Haiti’s Political Crisis, US Should Support Democracy and Human Rights,” by RNDDH’s Pierre Esperance and Rosy Auguste Ducena, Just Security, March 11

Faith leaders ‘shocked by the tragedy our nation is producing for Haitians seeking protections,’” by Lynn Tramonte, Interfaith Imigration Coalition, March 11

Letter from 709 faith leaders and 99 faith-based organizations to Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas regarding Haiti deportations and TPS designation, March 9

Biden Administration Deporting Haitians to a Country try in Turmoil,” interview w/Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles, WNYC Studios, March 9

Is the White House greenlighting Haiti’s descent into dictatorship?,” by Brian Concannon, Responsible Statecraft, March 9

US fugitive, suspected gang member tied to kidnappings in custody after arrests in Haiti,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, March 5

Letter, “Re: Moratorium on Deportation to Haiti,” signed by 400 different civil society organization, March 3

US Officials Are Deporting Haitian Immigrants Despite Knowing They May Face Danger,” by Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, March 2

Haitians Participate in Massive Pro-Democracy Protest,” by Sandra Lemaire, Renan Toussaint, Matiado Vilme, Voice of America, March 1

After a Decade of Misrule, the People of Haiti Have Had Enough But apprentice dictator Jovenel Moïse won’t go as long as the Biden administration backs his violent, corrupt regime.,” by Amy Wilentz, The Nation, March 1

Biden Is Deporting Hundreds of Haitians While the Country Is in Chaos,” Vice News, March 1 (4:35 minute video, cites lack of any COVID screening, estimates children expelled in Feb “at least 270”)

Thousands march against Moïse, kidnappings and U.N. in Haiti during large protest,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, Feb 28

Can Haiti rid itself of Jovenel Moïse?,” The Economist, Feb 27

Police: More than 400 escape in deadly Haiti prison break; notorious gang leader killed,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, Feb 26

Letter, “Re: Moratorium on Deportation and Expulsion of Haitians,” by Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, Feb 26 (addressed to Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas, Secretary of State Blinken, and Acting Attorney General Wilkinson)

They were filming a movie in Haiti. Then they got kidnapped.,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, Feb 24

Did a Coup Attempt Really Happen Two Weeks Ago in Haiti?  The Biden administration must speak up for human rights in the island nation.,” by editorial board member Farah Stockman, New York Times, February 23

Haiti’s turmoil worries UN Security Council as fatigue grows with Moïse’s one man rule,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, Feb 23

Letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas regarding Haiti deportations, written by Reps. Wilson, Jayapal, Meeks, and Thompson & signed by 57 other representatives (supplementing Feb. 11 and Feb. 8 efforts by the Congressional Black Caucus to bring attention to the issue), Feb 23

Press Release, “Haiti: Attacks on Judicial Independence,” Human Rights Watch, Feb 22

The Biden administration is deporting hundreds of Haitians to a country mired in political chaos,” by Marcela Garcia, Boston Globe columnist, February 22

Haiti Is Rocked By Mass Protests Against President,” Interview with Brian Concannon, IJDH board member and founder, on “Rising Up with Sonali,” Feb 19

Haitians Are at an Impasse Over the Country’s Future,” by Edwidge Danticat, The New Yorker, Feb 19

Opinion, “U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters: Haiti President Jovenel Moïse’s shameful assault on democracy,” by U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, Miami Herald, February 17

Press Release, “President Biden, It’s Time to Act On TPS for Haiti — Lives Depend On It,” by Julia Holladay, America’s Voice, Feb 17

Statement, “Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Situation in Haiti,” by CARICOM, CARICOM Today, Feb 15

Thousands march in Haiti to say ‘No to dictatorship’ as peaceful protest turned violent,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, Feb 14

Biden accused Trump of ignoring Haiti. As turmoil deepens, will he change U.S. policy?,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, Feb 14

Statement, “GJC Issues Statement on the Constitutional and Human Rights Crisis in Haiti,” by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU Law, Feb 14

Editorial, “Haiti Needs Help. This Is What the U.S. Sends Instead,” by the Editorial Board, New York Times, Feb 10

Editorial, “Haitians are fleeing their country. Their president is the source of their problem,” by the Editorial Board, Washington Post, Feb 10

Political Crisis in Haiti Poses Challenge for Biden’s Democracy Push,” by Amy Mackinnon & Robbie Gramer, Foreign Policy, Feb 10

Haitian journalists injured as nation plunges deeper into turmoil amid constitutional crisis,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, Feb 10

UN Says Elections This Year Will Help Haiti,” by AFP – Agence France Presse, Barron’s, Feb 11

Opinion, “Haiti: On the edge of disaster again,” by the Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the United States and the Organization of the American States, CNG Media, Feb 11

Haiti President Tells VOA He Retired 3 Judges to ‘Protect’ Supreme Court,” by Sandra Lemaire, Voice of America, Feb 10

Haitians Don’t Know if They Just Witnessed an Attempted Coup or a Kidnapping,” by Lillian Perlmutter, Vice News, Feb 9

American Denies Any Involvement in Haiti Coup Attempt,” by Sandra Lemaire, Voice of America, Feb 8

Coup allegations and rival claims to the presidency deepen Haiti’s crisis,” by Anthony Faiola, Washington Post, Feb 8

U.S. lawmakers call for Haiti-led transition, support claim Moïse’s presidency ends Sunday,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, Feb 6

The Foreign Roots of Haiti’s “Constitutional Crisis,” by Mark Schuller, North American Congress on Latin America, Feb 6

Last Updated: April 12, 2021

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