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Outside Federal Court, Haitian Immigrants and Allies Decry “Racist” Trump End of TPS at Start of Federal Trial to Halt Possible Deportations

For Immediate Release: January 7, 2019 Contact: Carolina González cagonzalez@seiu32bj.org (929) 287-4263; Paromita Shah paromita@nipnlg.org (202) 271-2286; Beatrice Lindstrom beatrice@ijdh.org (404) 217-1302 Outside Federal Court, Haitian Immigrants and Allies Decry “Racist” Trump End of TPS at Start of Federal Trial to Halt Possible Deportations Federal trial begins to protect more than 50,000 Haitian immigrants and their families from losing immigration status Brooklyn, NY — Haitian immigrants affected by the Trump administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), along with Haitian community members, elected officials, faith and labor leaders and immigration advocates spoke out about the importance and possible impact of a critical lawsuit against the Trump administration over TPS termination for Haiti on Monday morning outside the federal courthouse in Brooklyn where the trial began today. The lawsuit, Saget et al v. Trump, brought on behalf of nine individuals, a […]

Haitian Immigrants & Allies Decry Trump Termination of TPS at Opening of Federal Trial

  Contact: Carolina González cagonzalez@seiu32bj.org(929) 287-4263 Contact: Paromita Shah paromita@nipnlg.org(202) 271-2286 Contact: Beatrice Lindstrom beatrice@ijdh.org(404) 217-1302   Haitian Immigrants and Allies Decry Trump Termination of TPS at Opening of Federal Trial to Halt Possible Deportations  Federal trial begins Monday to protect more than 50,000 immigrants and their families from being forcibly separated by deportation WHAT: Press conference with plaintiffs and community members to discuss critical federal case to halt the termination of federal program that has allowed more than 50,000 Haitian immigrants to live and work legally in the US.   WHO: Jocelyne Gay, HaÏti Liberté; Marleine Bastien, Executive Director at Family Action Network Movement (FANM) and other Haitian TPS holder plaintiffs in the case; Paromita Shah, Associate Director at National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild; Elected officials, including Council Member Mathieu Eugene; Community, faith and labor allies, […]

On Monday Jan 7, Attend the Trial in Brooklyn Against Trump for Racism Against Haitians!

Trump’s on Trial for Racism Against Haitians January 7 in Brooklyn!  Come Show Your Support! On January 7, 2019, trial begins in Saget et al v. Trump, challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful November 2017 termination of Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation on constitutional and procedural grounds.  Your support is needed in the courtroom! U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY Courtroom 6 H North (Judge William Kuntz, 6th Floor) 9:30 am, January 7, 2019 Please plan to arrive early with adequate time to go through airport style security.  You will need a form of government ID (for example, driver’s license or other) and to check your phone at security, as phones aren’t allowed in the courtrooms. Case Background: The plaintiffs are nine persons with TPS, a nonprofit group, and an impacted business. The trial […]

Libète ak Jistis | Fight Haitian Immigration Injustice

By Mairin McQueen In January 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, displacing millions of Haitians. 60,000 were granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to live in the U.S. during recovery. As years passed, however, cholera, hurricanes, and political corruption ravaged Haiti, making it even harder for those displaced to return home. In November 2017, the Trump Administration suddenly canceled Haitian TPS. Now, all 60,000 holders must leave the U.S. by July 22, 2019, or face deportation to Haiti. Watch the video below: The transcript is available HERE. Visit www.ijdh.org to find out how to push for permanent solutions and fight unjust immigration policies. Mairin joined IJDH in spring 2018 as a Communications and Development intern and was very involved in immigration advocacy. She is currently attending Boston University and majoring in communication and political science.

Velázquez and Gillibrand Press Trump Administration on TPS Rulings

April 18, 2018 |Press Release Nearly 100 Members of Congress Seek Answers from U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Immigration Program Washington, DC—Nearly 100 Members of Congress have written the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) demanding answers on how the agency is administering the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program.  The letter, led by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), presses Secretary Nielsen on recent TPS decisions affecting thousands of immigrants from Sudan, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti and Syria.  Signed by 80 Representatives and 17 Senators, the letter argues that the agency has failed to adequately justify ending TPS status for many covered countries and, in many cases, has also failed to make decisions in a timely, transparent manner, creating fear and uncertainty among immigrant communities.   “The Trump Administration’s capricious and arbitrary rulings affecting […]

WE HAVE RIGHTS: An Immigrant Empowerment Campaign

WE HAVE RIGHTS: Inside Our Homes from MediaTank on Vimeo. All the four vdieos are in seven languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Haitian Creole and Urdu. WHEN ICE IS OUTSIDE OUR DOOR ENGLISH – bit.ly/WHREng1 SPANISH – bit.ly/WHRSP1 ARABIC – https://vimeo.com/261334720 CREOLE – https://vimeo.com/261288865 MANDARIN – https://vimeo.com/261299828 RUSSIAN – https://vimeo.com/261312821 URDU – https://vimeo.com/261463891 WHEN ICE IS INSIDE OUR HOMES ENGLISH – bit.ly/WHREng2 SPANISH – bit.ly/WHRSP2 ARABIC – https://vimeo.com/261344311 CREOLE – https://vimeo.com/261290778 MANDARIN – https://vimeo.com/261307038 RUSSIAN – https://vimeo.com/261316844 URDU – https://vimeo.com/261465611 IN OUR COMMUNITIES, IN OUR STREETS ENGLISH – bit.ly/WHREng3 SPANISH – bit.ly/WHRSP3 ARABIC – https://vimeo.com/261349530 CREOLE – https://vimeo.com/261292780 MANDARIN – https://vimeo.com/261303755 RUSSIAN – https://vimeo.com/261321245 URDU – https://vimeo.com/261467745 IF ICE ARRESTS US ENGLISH – bit.ly/WHREng4 SPANISH – bit.ly/WHRSP4 ARABIC – https://vimeo.com/261351959 CREOLE – https://vimeo.com/261295906 MANDARIN – https://vimeo.com/261305471 RUSSIAN – https://vimeo.com/261324397 URDU – https://vimeo.com/261469405     #WE HAVE RIGHTS

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