Coast Guard: 79 Haitian migrants intercepted in sailboat in Lake Worth

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – The U.S Coast Guard was on scene as officials intercepted a sailboat containing 79 Haitian migrants at a Lake Worth inlet on Saturday night, authorities said. Authorities said Coast Guard Cutter Rollin’ Fritch’s crew transferred 79 Haitians to Bahamian authorities following two suspected smuggling...
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What is the Capital of Haiti?

The capital of Haiti is Port-au-Prince – a port city located on Haiti’s western coast along the Gulf of Gonâve. The city is Haiti’s most populous with 2.8 million residents as of 2022, though due to the country’s crippling poverty and the rapid appearance of slums along the city’s outskirts, it is estimated that the actual population of the city is much higher. Port-au-Prince is the second largest city in the West Indies, second only to Santo Domingo of the Dominican Republic.
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US Coast Guard transfers 79 Haitian migrants to the Bahamas

The USA Coast Guard says that the crew of the cutter Rollin Fritch transferred 79 Haitians to Bahamian authorities on Saturday following two suspected smuggling ventures about eight miles east of Lake Value Inlet in Southern Florida. The US Coast Guard mentioned officers at Palm Seaside Sheriff’s Workplace notified Sector...
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79 illegal migrants shipped back to the Bahamas (some with Bahamian Passports…)

NASSAU| United States Coast Guard Cutter Rollin’ Fritch’s crew transferred 79 Haitians to Bahamian authorities this morning. The illegals attempted to enter the United States of America. Some of the migrants had Bahamian passports. Well, the man who was accused of selling passports was murdered this morning in...

Searching for Haitians to sanction over gang violence, US finds many enjoy legal protections

The United States has added two more Haitian politicians to its sanctions list, accusing them of engaging in illicit drug trafficking. Sen. Rony Célestin and former Sen. Richard Lenine Hervé Fourcand, who last month were sanctioned by the Canadian government, are now among four current and former Haitian lawmakers designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as part of Washington and Canada’s efforts to crack down on gang violence and corruption in Haiti.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Editorial: The border crisis can only get worse if Congress fails to offer realistic solutions

The crisis prompted by hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers swarming into the United States could be about to get worse. Ahead of the Nov. 8 midterms, Republicans pounded President Joe Biden for failing to stop the flood of migrants at the U.S. southern border, while progressive Democrats criticized the administration for not doing more to help people desperately fleeing starvation, human rights abuses and gang violence.

House Democrats call on Biden administration to renew Haitian migrant protections

A group of 17 House Democrats is urging the Biden administration to renew a key immigration program protecting Haitians in the United States. In a letter led by Democratic Reps. Cori Bush (Mo.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), and Mondaire Jones (N.Y.), the lawmakers asked Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday to extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti.

Congressional and Advocacy Voices Continue to Call on Biden Administration to Extend and Redesignate TPS for Haitians

Washington, DC – As in-country conditions in Haiti continue to deteriorate and Haitians continue to live in limbo regarding their migration status, a chorus of voices from Congress have joined with advocates for human rights and for immigrants to urgently call on the Biden administration to extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status for Haitians. While some Haitians covered by the Ramos v Mayorkas lawsuit are already set for an automatic extension, further action is needed from the President and his team to extend the current program to ensure that all Haitians currently eligible for TPS are allowed to stay and work. The Administration should also redesignate TPS for Haiti to allow thousands of others who arrived since the last redesignation in 2021 to apply for protection from deportation.

The Dajabón Binational Market Gets Massive Flow Of Haitians

On Friday, Dec. 2, the Dajabón binational market is held with a huge influx of Haitian shoppers and vendors, Diario Libre reported. Thousands of people from the neighboring country of Haiti started to come to the square to exchange goods and services with Dominicans starting at 8:00 in the morning, the time when both countries opened their borders on the bridge over the Massacre river.

The Biden Administration Should Extend and Redesignate TPS for Haitians

“Current Conditions in Haiti Are a Textbook Example of Why TPS Was Created in the First Place.” – America’s Voice. Washington, DC – Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a renewable relief program that allows individuals to work in the United States and provides protection from deportation. It is often the only way in which many people, who have no path to legal status, permanent or temporary, can live with dignity. Thousands of Haitians are currently protected by TPS, but the program faces a December 5 deadline for the Biden administration to make clear if it is extending the program for those who are currently eligible, and equally important, if the United States will redesignate TPS for thousands of Haitians who arrived too late to qualify for the current designation.

Op-Ed: Dominicans and Their Anti-Haitian, Anti-Black Complex

You’ve probably seen the memes, “I no Black, I Dominican.” And while they may quickly illicit laughter, after careful deliberation it becomes apparent they are more complex, reek of self-hate, and arguably stem from colonial trauma. After 22 years the Dominican Republic got its freedom from Haiti....