“Today is a reminder of why elections matter”   The Biden administration today announced it would redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. As Hamed Aleaziz of BuzzFeed first reported, the news means that some 150,000 Haitians living in the United States will be shielded from deportation and eligible for work permits. He writes: The… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.  Earlier today, immigrant advocates and current and potential Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders gathered on a press call to urge the Biden administration to act swiftly on TPS designations in Cameroon, Haiti, and Mauritania and to discuss the unique challenges Black immigrants face. Deportations have continued to… Continue »

Yesterday, 69 U.S. Representatives signed on to a letter sent to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressing “serious and urgent concerns” about the rapidly deteriorating conditions in Haiti and urging the redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country. Hundreds of advocates continued to escalate their pressure with a separate letter organized by the… Continue »

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Chaos, Kidnappings, and Violence Plague Haiti, and the Biden Administration has yet to designate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status or halt deportations Despite increasing instability and violence in Haiti, the Biden Administration has failed to live up to the commitment made on the campaign trail to over 50,000 Haitian TPS holders in the U.S. and… Continue »

“It’s time for President Biden to deliver on promises he made on the campaign trail to protect immigrant communities” Washington, DC — As days, weeks, and months go by with no movement from the Biden Administration on whether or not it will keep it’s promise to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, conditions in Haiti and… Continue »

Haitians Face Violence, Devastation and Political Unrest as Deportations Continue under New Administration Haiti is currently in chaos amid political unrest, violence, corruption, widespread poverty and food insecurity in a country still reeling from a devastating earthquake in 2010 and other disasters since then. The multilayered humanitarian crises in Haiti have created extremely unsafe conditions… Continue »

Joe Biden to Haitian TPS Holders on Campaign Trail: “this is not the time to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians.”  On the campaign trail, President Joe Biden made a promise to over 50,000 Haitian TPS holders and their families: “There will be no quit on my part as your President making sure the… Continue »