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Reunite Haitian American Families


Haitian-Americans, immigrant justice and human rights advocates have urged the creation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program for the past four years, ever since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake killed 250,000 people and left millions homeless.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved 110,000 visas including 16,000 for children yet, they remain on a wait list for up to more than 12 years - languishing in Haiti where their lives are at risk. President Obama, you can put an end to this now by instructing Jeh Johnson and the Department of Homeland Security to create and implement a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program.
  • How the U.S. Keeps Haiti Poor and Its Refugees Out with Selective, Racist Immigration Policies David Love of the Atlanta Black Star published a feature report on the Haitian Migrant Border Crisis. Read the excerpt below from BIN member leader Ninaj Raoul of Haitian Women of Haitian Refugees.    Criminalization of Haitian Refugees Ninaj Raoul, executive director of Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, told Atlanta Black Star that the U.S. has vacillated between automatically detaining and deporting Haitian refugees on the one … read more

  • As the crisis of Haitan migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border grows, US Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has urged the Obama administration to immediately halt the deportation of undocumented Haitians and called for community based alternatives to immigrant detention.  Herself a the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, Clarke has been a leading voice in Congress on issues impacting Black immigrants. Since the Department of Homeland Security resumed deportations to Haiti on September 22, in response the influx of Haitan refugees at the … read more