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Institute for Justice & Democracy: Immigration Rights

Fam­ily Reuni­fi­ca­tion Pro­gram for Haitians

Fol­low­ing our suc­cess­ful cam­paign for Tem­po­rary Pro­tected Sta­tus for Haitians, IJDH is now urg­ing the cre­ation of a Fam­ily Reuni­fi­ca­tion Pro­gram for Haitians, win­ning sig­nif­i­cant edi­to­r­ial and other sup­port. The approved and pend­ing visa peti­tions of ben­e­fi­cia­ries in Haiti should be expe­dited so that these per­sons may be brought to the United States and reunited with their fam­i­lies imme­di­ately. This would save lives, reunite fam­i­lies, insure more orderly migra­tion from dev­as­tated Haiti, and speed the flow of remit­tances to hun­dreds of thou­sands in need.

Better Days Ahead for Haiti as Investment Grows

  • Haiti’s economy grew by 8.6% last year and forecasts to grow by 8.8% this year
  • Foreign investments increase as market reforms gain traction
  • Business leaders are optimistic about the country’s future
  • The theme of the 42nd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models. For more information, visit http://wef.ch/Davos

A Day of Remembrance: 2nd Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake

  •  The quake struck on January 12, 2010 at 4:53 p.m.
  •  The 7.0 magnitude quake's epicenter hit just 10 miles west of Porte-au-Prince and its 2 million inhabitants 
  •  3 million people in need of emergency aid after major earthquake
  •  316,000 lost their lives 

City of North Miami Resolution Urges President/DHS to Create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (FRPP)

Attached is a strong October 11, 2011 City of North Miami Resolution urging the White House and DHS to promptly create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program to "mirror" the ongoing Cuban FRPP, save lives, and help Haiti recover by generating remittances.  It notes broad national support and that over 30,000 beneficiaries have been paroled since 2009 under the Cuban program.

Mass­a­chu­setts’ Con­gres­sional Lead­ers Urge DHS Sec­re­tary Napoli­tano to Save Lives and Help Haiti by Reuni­fy­ing Hait­ian Families

Yes­ter­day U.S. Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­rity Sec­re­tary Janet Napoli­tano was again urged to promptly parole into the United States Hait­ian ben­e­fi­cia­ries of approved family-based visa peti­tions, to “mir­ror” the Cuban Fam­ily Reuni­fi­ca­tion Parole Pro­gram which promptly paroles such ben­e­fi­cia­ries and help Haiti recover from last year’s dev­as­tat­ing earth­quake by gen­er­at­ing sig­nif­i­cant remittances.
AABMC Newletter - Summer 2011

AABMC Newletter - Summer 2011

Helping Haiti Rise Again: One Year Later. (Cover photo: Haitians like this woman are slowly moving into permanent homes.)

AABMC members contribute $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity

Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention members meeting in Columbus, Ohio this week helped contribute $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity for housing in Haiti: Model of Haiti transitional housing on display during the Annual Session.

African-American Baptists donate $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity for housing in Haiti

ATLANTA— The African-American Baptist Mission Collaboration (AABMC) presented a check for $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity International in Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, 8 June 2010, as a part of their commitment to help Haitians rebuild their lives and communities. This contribution is the largest single donation given to Habitat by a faith community for its Haiti earthquake-recovery efforts.
Lott Carey Herald - Summer 2010

Lott Carey Herald - Summer 2010

Helping Haiti Rise Again: Lott Carey responded immediately to Haiti earthquake through local partner and various collaborations. Pledge of $50 million brings help, healing to Haiti.

African-American Baptist Mission Collaboration Pledges $50 Million To Help Rebuild Haiti

Five major African-American Baptist organizations pledge $50 million in life-sustaining services and facilities to help Haiti and earthquake survivors.

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