Caribbean governments Wednesday, Nov. 21 said they have raised more than $1.3B in monetary pledges and over $1B in loans and debt relief payments from an international donors conference held this week to raise money to rebuild island nations which were pulverized by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Comment
They’re in permit purgatory.
Haitian immigrants living and working in Brooklyn under temporary protection from the federal government have 18 months before the permit allowing them to do so expires, the Department of Homeland Security’s acting secretary announced on Monday. News of the extension came two days before the protective measure would have expired, and two days after a group of Haitian-Americans marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to demand the Feds prolong the protective measure — an effort that organizers said likely affected the government’s decree. Comment
As the Trump administration weighs whether to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for thousands of Haitians and Salvadorans, three members of the United States Congress are preparing legislation that would allow every TPS recipient to apply for permanent residency. Comment
Haitian educators embracing their cultural background with others filled Kinanm Lounge on a cold Saturday night for the warmest vibes, immersed in an evening of Haitian musical heritage. Comment
A letter from the United States Department of State could pave the way for deporting 50,000 Haitian residents, by the Thanksgiving holiday, enjoying a reprieve from certain immigration rules that were waived after the 2010 earthquake, according to reports here. Comment
A bipartisan group of United States lawmakers from South Florida has introduced a bill in the United States House of Representatives that would provide a path to permanent residency for thousands of foreign citizens, including Haitians, who participate in a temporary program that allows them to work and live in the United States. Comment