NYS Legislature Designates May as Haitian Heritage Month

NYS Legislature Designates May as Haitian Heritage Month

(Albany, NY) — New York State Assembly passed a resolution introduced by Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn which formally designates May as ‘Haitian Heritage Month’ statewide. The resolution was cosponsored by 15 members of the Assembly. Speaking to the chamber, Bichotte Hermelyn noted Haiti’s status as the first free Black republic in the Western Hemisphere. “We […]

‘We are not Slaves!’: Haitian Garment Workers Strike for a Fair Wage

Buoyed by international union solidarity and hearkening to the revolutionary legacy of Jean-Jacque Dessalines, Haitian strikers facing state violence and lowball concessions remain undeterred.

‘We are not Slaves!’: Haitian Garment Workers Strike for a Fair Wage

By Frances Madeson, The Real News Unless you’re buck naked as you read this, chances are that you’re wearing at least one garment manufactured in the Haitian apparel factories of Port-au-Prince, Caracol, and Ouanaminthe. Those Hanes or Fruit-of-the-Loom briefs in your dresser drawer, the classic Levi’s denim jacket hanging in your closet, or that cheapo, […]

Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse Celebrates with the 46th Council District at Community Inaugural Ceremony

Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse Celebrates with the 46th Council District at Community Inaugural Ceremony

Photo Credit: MercedesForNYC On the evening of Saturday, January 22, Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse held her Community Inaugural Celebration at South Shore High School where she was ceremonially sworn-into office by Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer. She was joined by hundreds of constituents and a who’s who of New York elected officials. Mercedes was joined in […]

Haiti Faces Disasters and Chaos. Its People are Most Likely to be Denied U.S. Asylum

Haiti Faces Disasters and Chaos. Its People are Most Likely to be Denied U.S. Asylum

 Haitian migrant families wait in front of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance to request refuge in Mexico. – Mexico City, Mexico – September 23, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Marisa Peñaloza, NPR Like thousands of Haitians, Gibbens Revolus, his wife, Lugrid, and their 2-year-old son, Diego, made the treacherous journey to the U.S.-México border from Chile […]

US Policy Toward Haitian Immigrants is Part of a Long, Troubled History

US Policy Toward Haitian Immigrants is Part of a Long, Troubled History

“National ‘Communities Not Cages’ Day of Action” demonstration to end deportations, close detention centers, and free detainees. – Foley Square, New York, NY, USA – September 23, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact Shocking images have emerged of Border Patrol officers on horseback charging toward Haitian immigrants in and around the border town of […]

Violent, Racist Deportations of Haitian Refugees is Beyond the Pale

Violent, Racist Deportations of Haitian Refugees is Beyond the Pale

Members of Black Lives Matter protest outside Federal Building to denounce the segregationist immigration policies of the Biden administration, Tuesday, Step. 21, 2021 in Los Angeles. (Shutterstock) By Janet Howard, Special to CAW Children in cages. Mexicans are rapists. Haiti and Africa are “shithole” countries. The image of a mother and her two young children […]

U.S. Increases Deportations to Haiti Amid Spike in Border Arrivals

U.S. Increases Deportations to Haiti Amid Spike in Border Arrivals

By Camilo Montoya-Galvez The U.S. government is increasing deportation flights to Haiti in response to the rapid arrival of thousands of Haitian migrants in a small Texas community along the border with Mexico, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Saturday. Thousands of migrants, many of them from Haiti, have crossed the southern border in recent […]

President’s Murder Shores up Credible Fear Case for Thousands of Haitian Asylum Seekers, Activists Say

Advocates call for Biden to end Title 42, re-open asylum process, as up to 10,000 Haitians remain stuck in Mexico and more may be on the way.

President’s Murder Shores up Credible Fear Case for Thousands of Haitian Asylum Seekers, Activists Say

Demonstrators marching along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House to encourage the Biden administration in ending its support of Haitian dictator Jovenel Moise. – Washington, DC – May 18, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Julian Resendiz, Border Report EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Haitians had been fleeing political violence long before Wednesday’s assassination of President Jovenel […]

Haitian Nationals win a Reprieve in the Form of TPS

Haitian Nationals win a Reprieve in the Form of TPS

Members of Haitian women for Haitian refugees organization rally for restoration of TPS and permanent status for refugees from Haiti on Ocean Avenue. – New York, NY – November 8, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact The Biden administration announced that eligible Haitians currently living in the United States can once again apply for Temporary Protected […]