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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018


Immigration: In the past week, Caribbean community governments have been forced to grapple with two major issues of international concern and of course one had to do with the outrageous remarks by President Trump about Haiti, African immigrants and a preference for the lily white people from Norway settling in the United States. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Immigrant rights leader Ragbir to be returned to New York area

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad-born immigrants’ rights activist Ravi Ragbir — who was arrested by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials amid peaceful demonstrations in lower Manhattan on Jan. 11 and taken that same day to Krome Detention Facility in Miami, Fla. — will be returned to the New York area, where he will be held pending the outcome of his legal case, Immigration officials announced Wednesday, Jan. 17. Comment
Haiti: Hundreds of demonstrators rallied at Times Square to protest against President Trump’s derogatory comments on Jan. 15. Last week the president allegedly made derogatory remarks disapproving immigration from El Salvador, Haiti, and Africa and referenced those nations and the continent as “shithole.” Comments (1)

Caribbean Pan-African leaders to Trump: ‘Persona non-grata’

People: About 90 Pan-African organizations and leaders in the Caribbean have declared United States President Donald J. Trump “persona non-grata” for reported racist remarks he made last week about Haiti and African nations. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

Fiery & furious redress to racist slur on Black immigrants

Haiti: Last year, President Donald Trump gave an ultimatum to North Korea’s President Kim Jong Un that if he did not cooperate with US dictates, the Asian leader and his people would “be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Comment

It’s time for a permanent solution to protect dreamers

Immigration: Depression, anxiety, frustration: This was my reality as an undocumented young woman living in the United States. For many years the love and support of my family was the only thing that sustained me. In 2012 my life changed with the implementation of the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Comment

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018

Caricom leaders flay Trump

Caricom leaders flay Trump

Haiti: GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Calling President Donald Trump’s remarks about Haiti and African immigrants as repulsive, the 15-nation Caribbean single trading bloc at the weekend flayed Trump for his outburst, calling them unenlightened views. Comment

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

Profound outrage over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remarks about Haitians

Haiti: Lawmakers, Haitians and other Caribbean nationals in the United States have expressed profound outrage over President Donald J. Trump’s alleged disparaging remarks on Thursday about Haitians and Africans. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

National: A federal judge in California has issued an injunction ordering the Trump administration to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for now, even as the President moved to end the program in September. Comment

Immigration activist Jean Montrevil detained

Haiti: With the piercing sounds of sirens and traffic, immigration activists, local politicians, and clergy braved bitter weather at the prayer vigil and rally protesting the detention of Jean Montrevil. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

Haiti earthquake anniversary is a chance to stand in solidarity with immigrants

Haiti: I found out that I was a different from my fellow immigrant classmates in high school, as I applied for college and scholarships. At the time I didn’t understand why I had to pay the same tuition as someone who lived in another state. And I didn’t understand why I couldn’t meet any of the scholarship requirements. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

Haitians are outraged by Trump’s alleged ‘AIDS’ remark

Haiti: Even as New York’s Haitian community prepares to mark their nation’s 214th anniversary of independence, they are angered by purported remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump that Haitians “all have AIDS” Comment

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Trump Adminstration lauds Haiti on the 214th anniversary of its independence

Haiti: President Donald Trump says the U.S. and Haiti “share a long history of close relations,” even as he reportedly said “all Haitians have AIDS,” and is being blasted by a Brooklyn politician for moving to eliminate Temporary Protected Status for tens of thousands of Haitians living in the U.S. Comment

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