Haiti Migrant Crisis Call – Tuesday October 18

National Conference Call: Haiti Migrant Crisis
Tuesday October 18
Noon PT/ 3pm ET
Register:
 http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/7AZXOB15RYUJQOO
Join BAJI for a very important call sharing status updates from Black Immigration Network members and allies responding to the Haitian Migrant Crisis at the U.S.-Mexico Border and in receiving communities. We will also share reports from Haiti on how to support local recovery efforts there and strategies on how we can show up for Haiti and Haitian immigrants.  

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USCIS Announces HFRP Info Sessions

Though the struggle for a Haitian Family Reunification Parole has been ongoing for several years, The Reunite Haitian Families  Campaign lifted the leadership and stories of those in the Haitian American community and these combined efforts resulted in the creation of the HFRP program, a win for thousands that have been awaiting relief! As announced, implementation for the program is underway and USCIS has announced a series of information session in key cities with large Haitian American communities.

Encourage continued outreach and engagement by signing the petition urging implementation and expansion and endorsing the  campaign today. The support of advocates helps to ensure our communities will benefit from the program.

Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program(HFRP), information sessions will take place in Miami, New York and Boston. USCIS officials will provide an overview of the  HFRP  program  and address questions about its implementation. Share these announcements widely, fliers available for download in this post.

 

Miami(Miami Flier)

Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program Town Hall

Tuesday  March 3rd, 2015 7:00 — 9:00 pm

North Miami Adult Education Center Auditorium

13110 NE 8th Avenue

North Miami, FL 33161

 

Boston (Boston)

Information Session:  Implementation of the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program

Thursday, March 5th, 10:00am

USCIS Boston District Office

JFK Building, Conference Rm 900B (9th Floor)

15 New Sudbury St, Boston MA 02203

 

New York (NYC Flier)

Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program Meeting

Friday March 6, 9:30AM

26 Federal Plaza- Room 300

New York, NY

 

The creation of HFRP shows the power of communities coming together. Continue to take action and join the #ReuniteHaitianFams campaign today! Families are being united after years of separation, due in part to the advocacy efforts of organizations and allies supporting this cause.

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5th Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake: Take Action to Reunite Haitian American Families

Today marks the 5th Anniversary of the world’s worst natural disaster left more than 300,000 dead and an equal number injured. Five years later, recovery and aid efforts have made slow, uneven progress. and there are more questions than answers. This anniversary is a sobering reminder to all that families in Haiti are still struggling and we must do all that  we can to assist. The Reunite Haitian Families Campaign urges a fully implemented Haitian Family Reunification Parole program be implemented to speed recovery efforts, reunite families on years long waiting list and provide much needed relief to  thousands still struggling as the economy and infrastructure are rebuilt.

Sign and share the petition and add your organization endorsement to the campaign today!

This video report by the Miami Herald shares a compelling update on the status of recovery in Haiti and why we must continue to fight and work together for the resilient, strong families rebuilding their lives after this tragedy.

 

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Alert: USCIS Warns to Avoid HFRP SCAMS

The Wrong Help Can Hurt: Avoid HFRP Scams

The following notice is from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:

On October 17, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a limited Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program to help unify families and promote safe, legal and orderly migration from Haiti. However, this program will not begin until early 2015.

Until then, we strongly urge Haitians who may want to apply under this program to be careful of immigration scams. Dishonest people may try to trick potential applicants and take their money by saying they will help them apply.

No one can apply for the program until it begins early next year. Those Haitians who will be eligible for consideration under the program will be contacted in writing with information on how to apply. We will post announcements on www.uscis.gov and inform the Haitian community when we start this program.

Please read our newest flier, available in English, French and Haitian Creole, about how to avoid immigration scams and share it with your friends and family members. To learn more about common scams and where to report scammers, and how to find authorized assistance with immigration services, please visit www.uscis.gov/avoidscams.

 

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