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In less than 24 hours, more than 4,000 Haitian migrants registered for documentations in Chile

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, In : Migration 


On Monday, April 23, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, launched the extraordinary process to regularize foreigners who entered the country, before April 9th of this year.

The objective of the process is to establish the number of immigrants who remain in the country illegally, to allow them to obtain legalization documents so that they can work and integrate into society.

According to Chilean immigration officials, in less than 24 hours since the launching of the regulation process, more tha...

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US Coast guards intercepted a boat with 50 Haitian migrants near Cuba

Posted by AP on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, In : Migration 
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The U.S. Coast Guard says it stopped a dangerously overloaded boat filled with migrants from Haiti, and got assistance from Cuban authorities.

A Coast Guard cutter spotted the migrants’ open sailboat 20 miles northeast of Cuba. Chief Petty Officer Crystalynn Kneen says the crew of the cutter sent a smaller boat to assist the migrants because their vessel was taking on water.

The Coast Guard said in a statement Wednesday that 50 migrants were taken on board the cutter Reliance but another 77 o...

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Breaking News: Brazil announces that it will grant humanitarian visas to Haitian immigrants

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, In : Migration 
The Brazilian government announced today that it will give priority treatment to Haitians who intend to live in Brazil, to whom it will be made "the granting of a visa and authorization for the granting of a permit." of temporary residence for humanitarian reception purposes ".

As disclosed by the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, the visa will be issued exclusively by the Brazilian Embassy in Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti, and will allow the citizens of the Caribbean country to live in Brazil fo...

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Breaking News: Chilean President signed law requiring Haitian citizens to obtain a visa to enter Chile

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, April 9, 2018, In : Migration 


Chilean President, Sebastien Piñera, earlier on Monday, April 9th, during a ceremony at La Moneda presidential Palace, signed the draft of the “ New Migration Project”, meant to regulate the new migration phenomenon in Chile. He said that the current regulations are “obsolete”, so that legislation is needed to guarantee “ safe, orderly and regular migration,” explaining that it must balance rights with regulation.

Chile is, has been and will continue to be an open country with mig...

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Chile immigration Police arrested 2 Haitians, including a fugitive, who escaped prison in Haiti in 2016

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, April 1, 2018, In : Migration 


Chile’s International Airport Police announced earlier today that they have arrested two Haitian citizens, a man and a woman, as they were entering the country.

“Immigration Detectives have stopped at the Airport, a Haitian citizen who tried to enter Chile and is a fugitive in Haiti, after escaping from a penal precinct in 2016” said the Investigations Police of Chile (PDI) in a statement on its official twitter account, with the attached picture of a man being escorted by police agents....

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Chilean Labor officials turned to Google translator, to help Haitians who are protesting against unpaid labor

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 31, 2018, In : Migration 


Earlier this week, some two hundred blueberry workers, mostly Haitians,  demonstrated in the Chilean region of Los Lagos, in the south of the country, and some have filed a lawsuit, because the company Austral Berries had not paid their salaries for the months of February, March, nor the end of last season.

The protest had its effects. It got the attention of officials of the Labor Inspectorate, which launched hearings on the case on Tuesday, but chilean authorities became overwhelmed by the n...

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The Turks and Caicos upgrades Its Radar Station in response to increase illegal migration from Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 26, 2018, In : Migration 
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The government of the Turks and Caicos has taken numerous steps to combat illegal migration from Haiti. Earlier today, the small Islands nation's Governor General, Dr John Freeman, visited one of the main Radar station in the country. Following the visit of the Governor to personally inquire about the new improvements, his office released the following statement:



"The recent upsurge in illegal migration to TCI (Turks and Caicos Islands) via sloops from Haiti has been cause for understandable c...

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The U.S Coast Guard intercepted a boat carrying more than 200 Haitian immigrants

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 15, 2018, In : Migration 


The US coast guard announced Wednesday that on Monday, March 12th, they intercepted a boat carrying more than 200 Haitian immigrants, off the coast of the Bahamas, heading for the United States.

The desperate immigrants were taken aboard the U.S coast guard ship, where they were given food, water and medical attention before they were brought back to Haiti.

 It has been years, since such a large number of Haitian immigrants, in one unseaworthy boat, have tried to reach the United States.


U.S imm...

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Latin American Wings will "gradually" resume flights to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 12, 2018, In : Migration 
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The Chilean airline, Latin American Wings, announced today that it will “ gradually” resume its flights to Port-au-Prince, after it announced last Monday that it would “temporarily” suspend all its flights to Haiti “ due to the exponential increase of Haitian Citizens who have been declared inadmissible by the authorities of Chile.”

The Latin American Wings has temporarily suspends its flights Haiti-Chile due to increase of "inadmissible Haitian citizens"


LAW says in the statement r...

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Chilean immigration officials have deported 230 Haitians since last Friday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, In : Migration 
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Chilean immigration officials, since last Friday, have deported 230 Haitians who lack proper documents to enter the South America nation, which has seen an explosion of Haitian immigrants arrival in past years.

According to the Investigative Police (PDI) these 230 undocumented Haitian nationals arrived in Chile Between Friday and Monday on four different flights.

PDI agents said that they detected that the hotel reservations of 169 foreigners were false, a requirement to enter the country as a ...

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Colombia immigration officials detained 10 Haitian citizens this afternoon, among them 6 children

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, In : Migration 


Immigration officials in Colombia, Wednesday afternoon detained 10 Haitian nationals without documentation in the city of Santiago de Cali, after they were alerted by citizens about people who appeared to be lost. 

The police detained them until officials from the Ministry of Foreign affairs and immigration came to take them away.



Among them, three adult women, a man, two boys, a girl and three infants. It has not yet been established if they are related, how they arrived there and if or when t...

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Dying as a Haitian in Chile: The drama of our compatriots continues even beyond death

Posted by Jorge Rojas on Thursday, February 1, 2018, In : Migration 


In the last two years, 44 Haitians have been through the legal medical service in Santiago. They are the poor dead of one of the most massive and explosive migrations of the last time in Latin America. Of these, eight bodies waited months to be buried due to bureaucracy and lack of money.

Painful stories, traversed by the tragedy of dying more than six thousand kilometers: a young man is buried without his family being able to say goodbye, a man dies five days after his arrival in Chile and sp...

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As the US shuts Its doors to Haiti immigrants, Chile has open theirs to hundreds of thousands', but why?

Posted by Wall Street Journal on Monday, January 22, 2018, In : Migration 
Long lines form every day outside the Chilean police agency responsible for border protection.

Every night, a commercial airliner full of Haitians arrives in this city’s international airport carrying families who have bid adieu to their poor island nation for a new life here.

As the Trump administration aims to curb immigration, one of Latin America’s richest and safest countries has opened its doors to some of the region’s poorest migrants in record numbers. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have fled their crime-ridden country in recent years for Chile, which has a history of re...

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Breaking News: Large protest expected in front of US embassy in Port-au-Prince, in response to Trump's insult

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, January 22, 2018, In : Migration 
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A massive protest is expected later today in front of the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince, the protest was planned last week in response to the reported insulting remark the American President, Donald Trump, made about Haiti last week when he referred to it, along with El Salvador and the African continent as "shit holes."

The protest is organized by the opposition and the march is expected to go through many populous neighborhoods throughout the capital, to gather as many people as possible befo...

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Trump has removed Haiti from list of countries eligible for temporary or seasonal workers visas

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 18, 2018, In : Migration 
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The Trump administration has removed Haiti from the list of countries whose farmers and other laborers are eligible for temporary or seasonal workers visas, under the federal H-2A and H-2B guest worker program.

The Department of Homeland Security, citing Haitians “ extremely high rates of refusal…high levels of fraud and abuse and a high rate of overstaying the terms of their H-2 admission, ” was behind the decision, adding that Haiti’s inclusion on the list “ is no longer in the Uni...

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Puerto Rico Border Patrol intercepted boat carrying 40 undocumented Dominicans and Haitians trying to reach the Island

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, In : Migration 


Border Patrol, Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police Department intercepted 40 undocumented Dominicans and Haitians, trying to reach the island illegally through the western coastal town of Aguada.

"Collaborations with our federal and state partners allow us to be effective in preventing attempts to smuggle them off the coast of Puerto Rico," said Ramiro Cerrillo, chief patrol agent for the Border Patrol sector of Ramey.


This comes just four days after another boat o
n the morning of January 5, was...

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Chilean police evacuate 50 Haitian immigrants living in a house because of unhygienic conditions

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 6, 2018, In : Migration 


A joint operation of the Government and the PDI managed to detect a house in Valdivia where almost 50 Haitian citizens were living crowded and in precarious conditions.

The house is located on Avenida Pedro Aguirre Cerda and the advance was made by personnel of the Department of Foreigners of the civil police and personnel of the Interior.

The head of Immigration of the PDI, subprefect Sergio Pradenas, confirmed that in the first instance they managed to prove that the house was inhabited by ab...

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Quebec companies turn to Haitian asylum seekers to help fill labour shortages

Posted by CBC on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, In : Migration 
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Like many asylum seekers who have recently arrived in Montreal, Junior Amisial is eager to build a life in Canada.  

Originally from Haiti, the 31-year-old had been living with his wife and three children in Florida for two years, but crossed the border illegally from the U.S. into Quebec in August.

They are part of a wave of thousands of people who have left the U.S. to seek asylum in Canada in the past year.

While he waits for his hearing at the Immigration and Refugee Board to find out if his...

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The Bahamas intercepted a boat clandestinely transporting 76 Haitian immigrants

Posted by AP on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, In : Migration 
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The Navy of the Bahamas reported on Sunday that it stopped a boat that was transporting clandestinely to 76 Haitian migrants.

It is the second group of migrants from that Caribbean nation that has been intercepted at sea by the Bahamas Navy in the last two weeks.

The 76 people were traveling in a boat about 40 feet (13 meters) in length and were intercepted the day before about 20 miles (12.5 kilometers) west of the chain of islands Exuma, between the archipelago of Bahamas and Cuba, said the N...

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Canada with the International Organization for Migration to build centers in Haiti to assist deportees from Dominican Republic

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 18, 2017, In : Migration 
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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Government of Canada are building centers in Haiti to assist deportees from the Dominican Republic.

The Border Resource Centers seek to guarantee a dignified and safe return of Haitian migrants to their country.

The venues will operate in the border towns of Anse-à-Pîtres, Belladère, Malpasse and Ouanaminthe, and already have received the collaboration of the Institute of Welfare and Research (IBESR) and the Ministry of Social Affair...

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Expelling Haitians benefiting from TPS would cost the United States $164 billion in GDP

Posted by TVA on Sunday, December 10, 2017, In : Migration 
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The more than 50,000 Haitians threatened with deportation by the Trump administration are for the most part graduated workers, sometimes even owners and parents of American children, whose departure is likely to hit the United States hard.

Washington has recently repealed the temporary protection status (TPS) granted to Haitians, a temporary residence permit some of which have been in existence for more than 20 years and which does not allow them to obtain permanent status.

Like them, Salvadora...

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US coast Guard repatriated 67 Haitian immigrants caught at sea

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 2, 2017, In : Migration 
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The United States Coast Guard on Friday repatriated 67 Haitian immigrants intercepted Thursday, about 51 kilometers northeast of Tortuga Island, on the north coast of Haiti.

Some 179 Haitian immigrants have tried to illegally migrate to the United States by sea since October 1, when the fiscal year 2018 began, according to the Coast Guard.

During the past fiscal year, 1,869 Haitian immigrants tried to reach the country by this route.

"The Caribbean and the Straits of Florida are dangerous and un...

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Haitian immigrants make up 10% of Chile's foreign labor force according to latest report

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, In : Migration 
Haitians reached almost 10% in migrant employment

The increase of immigrants in Chile, especially Haitians immigrants, has caused significant changes to the labor market of that Latin American country.

According to a recent study published by the Latin American Center for Economic and Social Policies (Clapes UC), "Migration: change the look" the participation of foreigners in the total employment of the country reached 2.3% in the third quarter of 2017 and Haitian immigrants make up 10% of that figure; going from 1% in 2013 to 9.2% in the per...

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Justin Trudeau: Canada's refugee program is not just for Haitians; Haiti "is not a failed state"

Posted by The Canadian Press on Friday, November 24, 2017, In : Migration 
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Would-be Canadians need more than just a desire for a better economic future if they expect to be granted refugee status in this country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

Trudeau, speaking at an event in Charlottetown, pointed to the case of 6,300 Haitians who have crossed illegally into Canada from the U.S. in recent months to request asylum. Statistics released this week show that of the 298 Haitian cases that had been heard by the end of October, only 29 were granted protection....

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Canada's immigration officials prepare for more Haitians to cross border following Trump's cancellation of TPS

Posted by MontrealGazette on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, In : Migration 



The day after the Trump administration announced it was canceling a temporary residence program for almost 60,000 Haitians in the U.S., immigration officials here say they’re prepared for another wave of asylum seekers if worried Haitians flee to Quebec.

About 27 winterized trailers, which can accommodate up to 200 people, have been set up near the St-Bernard-de-Lacolle border crossing in case a flood of migrants enters via Roxham Rd., an unofficial entry point to Quebec.

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The Trump administration has ended the Temporary Protected Status for 60.000 Haitians

Posted by AP on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, In : Migration 
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The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.

The Homeland Security Department said conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended one last time — until July 2019 — to give Haitians time to prepare to return home.

"Since the 2010 earthquake, the number of displaced peop...

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How Trump can be Haiti's "champion"

Posted by WashingtonPost on Friday, November 10, 2017, In : Migration 
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 As a candidate for president last year, Donald Trump felt Haiti’s pain. Campaigning in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, Mr. Trump recounted the ravages visited by the devastating 2010 earthquake on the hemisphere’s most destitute country and concluded , “Whether you vote for me or don’t vote for me, I really want to be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion.”

Now is the moment for Mr. Trump’s administration to make good on that promise. It faces a stark choice wit...

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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urges Trump administration to extend TPS for Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, November 9, 2017, In : Migration 
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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS), released a report this, entitled Haiti’s Ongoing Road to Recovery:The Necessity of an Extension of Temporary Protected Status, recommending the U.S. government extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti.  

Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, in a letter introducing the report, states: “[W]hile conditions in Haiti are improving, the count...

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Haitian migrants in Mexico face deportation due to lack of passport

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, June 15, 2017, In : Migration 
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In response to the US government 's refusal to grant asylum to Haitian migrants in the United States, thousands of them have decided to settle in the border cities of Tijuana and Baja California in Mexico.
 

"Since Donald Trump's presidency, Haitians have stopped crossing the border because they thought that if they crossed the border they would be deported to Haiti," said Wilner Metelus, chair of the Citizens' Committee for the Defense of the Naturalized and Afromexican (CCDNAM).
 
Given the ne...

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John Kelly: Deportation of more than 58.000 Haitians would be " a boost to the Haitian economy"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, In : Migration 
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Speaking Tuesday, before the Senate committee on homeland defense, US Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, argued that the deportation of more than 58.000 Haitians who are currently allowed to stay in the United States under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  would be a boost to the Haitian economy.


"I was down in Haiti last week, spoke with the leadership. I said, “During the six months, you, Haiti, need to start thinking about travel documents and how you’re go...

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US Secretary of Homeland Security discussed migration with President Moise during short visit in Haiti

Posted by AFP on Thursday, June 1, 2017, In : Migration 
Le ministre de la Sécurité intérieure John Kelly (à gauche) et le président haïtien Jovenel Moïse au Palais national à Port-au-Prince, le 31 mai 2017. © HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP


"We are not in a boxing match," said Jovenel Moses after the one-hour encounter with John Kelly. "The government understands very well that the US government and the Haitian government must come together to solve the migration problem we have," he said at a press conference.
               
The United States granted Temporary Protection Status (TPS) to Haitian nationals after the earthquake of January 12, 2010, which killed more than 200,000 people, destroyed much of the capital Port-au-Prince ...

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Worrying brain drain in Haiti as young professionals move to Chile due to unemployment

Posted by Milo Milfort on Thursday, May 25, 2017, In : Migration 
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Many more young people want to leave the country because of the persistent socio-economic crisis.

"I left Haiti because of unemployment. I studied veterinary science, but I could not find a job. I was obliged to give up my Christian faith to go and sell the lottery, so that I could support myself and my family. Despite everything, I could not make ends meet, " recalls Faniel Pierre, 42, from Fort Liberté, located in northeastern Haiti, one of the poorest regions of the country . Pierre curren...

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US may extend TPS for Haitians, but only those with no criminal records

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, In : Migration 
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The Donald Trump administration is currently taking into serious consideration the numerous pleas of lawmakers to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians; the humanitarian program which allows some 50.000 Haitians affected by the devastating earthquake of 2010 has been extended several times but is due to expire July 22.

While no definitve decision has yet been taken, the newly appointed Director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) James McCamen has given ind...

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Haitian woman's suing Chilean hospital for discrimination after doctors let her give birth alone, in hallway of hospital

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 28, 2017, In : Migration 




A Haitian couple in Chile have filed a lawsuit against the San Jose Hospital for medical malpractice and racial discrimination on the part of the personnel of the enclosure.

Guerdeline Orzil and her husband Ricot Presume accused the hospital of letting her give birth alone, in a hallway while in a wheelchair.

Guedeline Orzil, alleges in her suit that she arrived in the hospital expecting to be taking to the delivery room immediately as she was screaming from severe labor pains, but instead, no ...

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Haitian ambassador to Mexico met with Tijuana mayor and visited Haitian community

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 21, 2017, In : Migration 


On Thursday, Haitian ambassador to Mexico, Guy Lamothe, accompanied with the Mayor of Tijuana, Juan Manuel Gastelum, as well as officials of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, the National Institute of Migration (INAMI), visited one of the largest community of Haitian immigrants in Mexico.

The visit was part of a larger effort by the Mexican government to highlight its recent steps to deal with the unprecedented number of Haitian nationals who came from Brazil in the hope of getting an asylum i...

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Governor of Mexican state warned that he is out of resources to deal with Haitian migrants

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 25, 2017, In : Migration 


The Mexican Governor of Baja California, Francisco Vega warned that his state has run out of resources to deal with the unprecedented number of migrants, mostly undocumented Haitians from the United Sates. Shelters that serve to receive migrants deported from the U.S are completely overrun and, given a massive deportation, could not be properly received.

Baja California along with Tijuana are among the Mexican states which receive the largest numbers of migrants who previously entered the US v...

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Mexico braces itself to receive thousands of undocumented Haitians from the U.S

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 23, 2017, In : Migration 
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Haitian ambassador to Mexico, Guy Lamothe said that Mexico has shown "understanding and sensitivity" to the migratory wave of Haitians who have traveled from Brazil, through Central America in their quest to enter the Untied States.

"This is the first time that Mexico is receiving a wave of Haitian migration "(since after the devastating earthquake in 2010. )

Ambassador Guy Lamothe made the comments while speaking to reporters following his meeting with fellow Latin American ambassadors and dep...

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Turks and Caicos releases statement regarding death of 10 Haitians in its waters

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, In : Migration 
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The Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands is saddened over this recent event involving the death of persons found in the waters of the Turk and Caicos Islands in what can only be described as a tragedy. We offer our condolences to the people of Haiti and the Haitian community here in these Islands.


We must however use this experience to call on the Haitian community to consider seriously the risk of loss of life. This experience must remind this community of the dangerous journey between ...

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US Coat Guard rescued 7 Haitian abroad boat in distress at sea[video]

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, In : Migration 




A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted seven boaters from a disabled sailing vessel Monday approximately 14 miles west of Anse-Rouge, Haiti.

Watchstanders with the Coast Guard 7th District command center received a request for assistance from the Haitian Coast Guard at 3 p.m. Monday for the sailing vessel Journey which was disabled and adrift with seven people aboard. The watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Great Inagu...

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11 month old baby died and 41, mostly Haitian immigrants, injured in bus crash in Mexico

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 26, 2016, In : Migration 
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A 11 month old baby was killed and 41 people, mostly Haitian immigrants were injured after a passenger bus transporting a total of 42 immigrants overturned
 on highway 166 junction La Tinaja-Cosoleacaque, in the state of Veracruz in Mexico, due to speeding.

Mexican authorities said that they received a distress call on Christmas day around 5:35 PM and when they arrived on the scene they found one of the only two infants among the passengers, dead; and the other 41 injured, including a pregnant ...
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Mexico records the birth of first baby of stranded Haitian immigrants

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, In : Migration 
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Mexican Health authorities inform that they have recorded what they believe to be, the birth of the first baby of stranded Haitian immigrants.

Stecy came into the world on Sunday, at the General Hospital in Tijuana, becoming the first Haitian-Mexican born in Tijuana. New born Stecy and her mother were both discharged from the hospital after presenting a good health. They are currently staying at the Casa Madre Assunta, a shelter for women and children. Casey's father ...

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130 Haitian Children arrived at Mexico-US border in Tijuana

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, In : Migration 



The arrival of Haitian children continues to grow on the Tijuana border. Just this weekend some 130 children, some accompanied by relatives and others without. They came from their long trip to Central America, from Brazil, on foot, to finally arrive in Mexicali, hoping to begin the process of setting up an asylum application on the other side of the border, in the USA.

On Saturday, a group of migrants arrived directly at the El Chaparral, seeking an appointment to begin the asylum process, mo...

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Undocumented Haitians in Mexico are given temporary residency

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, December 4, 2016, In : Migration 
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Mexican immigration officials in Tijuana have announced that they have received 11 applications for residency for citizens of Haiti who wish to legalize their stay in Mexico.  

These 11 Haitian immigrants also already have a job waiting for them in a factory.

Last October, in response to the influx of Haitian immigrants coming from Brazil, seeking entry into the United States, the Mexican government said that they would give immigrants seeking asylum in the US, a temporary residency while their...

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US immigration officials release undocumented Haitian immigrants due to lack of space in jails

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, November 18, 2016, In : Migration 
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US immigration officials announced that because of the lack of jail spaces, undocumented Haitian migrants who came to the United States via Mexico and imprisoned awaiting deportation to their homeland will be released.

Immigrants are released under the conditions of referral to the immigration courts every month. This policy is usually used when detention spaces are insufficient, under certain humanitarian conditions or as part of efforts to keep families together.

Thousands of Haitians have ar...

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48.000 Haitians are expected to migrate to Chile in 2017, said Chilean officials

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, November 14, 2016, In : Migration 



Chilean immigration officials say that 48.000 Haitians are expected to move to Chile in 2017. The estimation is based on the explosive number of Haitians who have been admitted to the relatively stable South American country, according to figures from previous years.

According to immigration police, between July 2015 and May 2016 Chile saw the largest increase of Haitian nationals coming in, rising from 918 to 4,306 plane tickets per month.

" We have a projection that counts for this increase. ...

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Obama administration quietly starts deporting Haitians

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, November 11, 2016, In : Migration 
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The Obama administration has quietly started to deport en masse undocumented Haitians back to Haiti, despite the promise earlier last month to put a halt to the deportation process in the wake of Hurricane Matthew which has caused widespread devastation in the Caribbean island.

A Miami Herald article says that it seems the deportation of Haitian migrants, most of them, previously admitted into Brazil following a catastrophic earthquake in 2010, have begun on Tuesday Novem...

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15.000 Haitian migrants are expected to arrive at US-Mexico border in coming months

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, November 7, 2016, In : Migration 



Dozens of migrants, mostly from Haiti and other african countries are beginning to arrive in the Mexican city of Chihuahua, on their way to the United States, and according to Mexican officials relying on data provided by shelters along the migrants route in Central America, some 15.000 Haitians are expected to arrive in the coming months in the states of Chihuahua and Sonora alone, seeking asylum in the United States.   


According to Juan Manuel Hurtado, a representative from the National Ins...

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Costa Rica opens shelters near Panama border for possible arrival of thousands of Haitian migrants

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, October 30, 2016, In : Migration 
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The Government of Costa Rica is taking new provisions, including the opening of a shelter in the south, near the border with Panama, with the possible arrival of new waves of immigrants, especially Haitians and Cubans, official sources confirmed.

"We assume that this is a long-term phenomenon. We are taking provisions to address not only those who are already coming in, but if in the future there are peaks or fluctuations (in the arrival of migrants)," Said to reporters Local Information Minis...

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US cancels decision to deport undocumented Haitians, after devastation of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, October 13, 2016, In : Migration 
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The US government has canceled its recent decision to restart with the deportation of illegal Haitians, after the economic and humanitarian situation has worsened during the last week in the Caribbean nation; devastated by high winds and torrential rains of Hurricane Matthew, which left some 1,000 dead and 350.00. displaced.


Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of US Department of Homeland Security who made the announcement on September 21 that the United States would begin to expel undocumented Haitian...

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Mexico will give Haitians seeking asylum in the US, temporary residency

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, In : Migration 
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The Mexican government through the National Migration Institute in Baja, has announced that foreign migrants seeking asylum in the United States can now legalize their residence in Mexico if they make such request.

The decision of the Mexican government to give temporary residency to foreign migrants seeking asylum in the US came after Mexico has seen an unprecedented surge of migrants; mostly Haitians, once legally admitted in Brazil to work as cheap laborers as the Sout...

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The US is waiting for answer from Haitian officials regarding announced deportation

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, September 25, 2016, In : Migration 
Haitians migrants wait to make their way to the U.S. and seek asylum at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico


The US government is anxiously waiting for an answer from Haitian authorities regarding the deportation of thousands of Haitian migrants that are expected to reach the border of the United States via Mexico, in the coming weeks.

On Thursday the US announced that it would begin with the deportation of undocumented Haitians trying to reach its shores, a decision that came amid a migration crisis on the southern US border with Mexico, the final destination of these migrants from Brazil.

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US to resume deportation of undocumented Haitians

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, September 22, 2016, In : Migration 
The US decision to resume deportations comes after a "significant increase" in the number of Haitians trying to enter US territory through the southwest border


United States immigration officials have announced yesterday that they will be 
resuming the deportation of undocumented Haitian nationals seeking entry into the United States, back to their homeland, a decision that ends the halt of deportation the Obama administration put en place following the devastating 2010 earthquake.

In a statement released explaining the reason for the new directives, the US secretary of Homeland Secretary, Jeh Johson, said that  "the situation in Haiti has improved en...

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As U.S president, will Hillary or Donald Trump give undocumented Haitians papers?

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, September 19, 2016, In : Migration 

Image result for Hillary and Trump American Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump made a wide range of promises to the Haitian community, during his visit to the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami this past Friday.


Appointing Haitian-american ambassadors to Haiti and being their "greatest champion" if they give him their votes and help put him as president of the United States, were among the promises, which could be qualified as the greatest' any american presidential candidate has ever made to the Haitian-Ameri...


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UN expresses "great concern" over deaths of 12 Haitian migrants in Nicaragua

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, September 15, 2016, In : Migration 

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The United Nations Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers Wednesday expressed "great concern" over the recent death of at least twelve Haitian migrants passing through Nicaragua after allegedly being abused by police.

The agency has highlighted its concern at reports of use of force by the police and the army when dealing with thousands of Cuban, Haitian as well as other migrants from African countries, trying to reach the United States. The committee, composed of indepe...

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Humanitarian crisis declared in Tijuana, after 2.000 Haitian migrants arrived in one day

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, In : Migration 
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Authorities and organizations in defense of migrants in Tijuana declared a humanitarian crisis Monday when about two thousand Haitian migrants arrived in the city from their long voyage through Central America with Brazil as point of departure, to get an appointment for humanitarian asylum in the United States, via California.

Thousands throng in the downtown area of ​​Tijuana where a module was installed to provide chips to record sales and disputes that arose. Police authorities of the t...

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More than 100 Haitian migrants arrested in Honduras

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, In : Migration 
Detienen a más de un centenar de haitianos que iban indocumentados EEUU


Authorities of the National Institute of Migration of Honduras today reported the arrest of more than a hundred citizens of Haiti in the border with Nicaragua, as they tried to travel  through the central american country without any legal documents, bound for the United States.

The arrest occurred between the weekend to Monday in the border sector Guasaule, after a routine immigration control, said the regional delegate of the National Migration Institute, José Luis Lozano to reporters.

These...

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Haitians are among the most affected by Brazil's economic crisis

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, August 15, 2016, In : Migration 




After the devastating earthquake of January 2010, Brazil became the only country in the world to legally welcomed thousands of Haitian immigrants as part of its relief efforts in the devastated Caribbean country. An estimated 45,000 compatriots took refuge in Brazil following the disaster. It was a win-win situation for Haitians in search of a better life after losing everything, and the Brazilian government which was looking for cheaper workforce to be prepared for the Olympic Games that was...

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Inter-American Human Rights Commission urges American states to protect Cuban and Haitian migrants

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, In : Migration 

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The Inter-American Human Rights Commission (CIDH) on Monday called the American countries to open safe and legal channels for thousands of Cuban and Haitian migrants en route to the United States, expressing concern about the situation of "vulnerability" of migrants.

Most of these people come primarily from Cuba and Haiti but also from Africa and Asia.


"We call on States to take immediate action to open channels that allow these people to migrate legally and safely"

"Th...

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Haitian migrants leaving Brazil, drowned in a lake in Nicaragua

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, August 4, 2016, In : Migration 
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At 9:30 am Wednesday, the Nicaraguan National Police said they found two male bodies in the mouth of Sapoa, municipality of the department Rivas Cardenas, the institution reported, bringing the total to ten undocumented migrants drowned in the waters of Grand Lake Nicaragua or Cocibolca.

Between Sunday night and all day Monday four bodies were found, and three others Tuesday morning at the mouth of the river. Seven bodies are male and female. The woman, according to the details of a press rele...

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120 years old Haitian woman in Canada is world oldest

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Migration 





Could the oldest person alive be a Haitian woman from Laval?

Officials from Guinness World Records are in Haiti to determine if Cicilia Laurent, who celebrated her 120th birthday Sunday evening, is the new record-holder, Montreal's Haitian Consulate said.

She could claim the title from 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, N.Y., who was given it last year.

Laurent would also only be two years shy of the all-time record-holder, Jeanne Louise Calment, the French woman who died at age 12...


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OIM releases comprehensive report on Haitians being deported from the Dominican Republic

Posted by OIM on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, In : Migration 

The International Organization for Migration (OIM) has released a summary snapshot of monitoring activities it conducted in collaboration with other border monitoring partners, at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The monitoring was put in placefollowing the movements observed at the border before and after the 17th June 2015 expiration of the registration component of the National Plan for Regularization of Foreigners (PNRE in Spanish), established in the Dominican Rep...


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Brazil has decided to open its borders to all Haitian migrants, illegal or not.

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, October 9, 2015, In : Migration 



It is easier for Haitians to emigrate to Brazil than to go as tourist. Visiting the newspaper Le Nouvelliste Tuesday, Fernando Vidal, the new ambassador of Brazil in Haiti, has elaborated on his country's migration policy vis-à-vis  Haitian nationals who wish to immigrate to the land of Pele. All Haitians are welcome in Brazil, according to the ambassador. Arriving with a legal visa, such as those present at the borders of Brazil undocumented. All Haitians will be accommodated, integrated an...

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US extends protected status to illegal Haitian migrants.

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, August 28, 2015, In : Migration 



The US Department of Homeland Security extended the application of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti for an additional period of 18 months until 22 July 2017.

The GST directly supports the goal of the United States for a stable and economically viable Haiti by enabling Haitians to have a paid job in the United States, pending the improvement of their country.

For those whose work permit is not yet expired, the US Immigration Service (USCIS) automatically extend their EAD for an additio...

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32 Haitian migrants detained in Palm Beach Florida

Posted by Reuters on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, In : Migration 

 A group of 32 people, mostly Haitian migrants, were detained early Monday about 12 miles (19 km) north of Palm Beach, Florida, after state law enforcement officials spotted a boat stolen in the Bahamas floating about two miles offshore.


The group included 13 men, nine women and 10 children, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. No injuries were reported.


It was unclear if the group was being transported by smugglers, said Frank Miller, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border P...


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Dominican Republic rejects OAS recommendation of dialogue with Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, August 2, 2015, In : Migration 



The offer of mediation of the Organization of American States (OAS) was rejected yesterday by the Dominican Chancellor Andres Navarro. The dialogue between the two states to find a solution to the crisis has been recommended by members of the technical mission to examine the situation in the border area between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

As part of the observations of the mission members had argued that "people may find themselves without any recognized nationality."

This is consistent w...

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New York Representative Rodneyse Bichotte observes hunger strike to denounce the denationalization of hundreds of thousands Dominicans of Haitian origin

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, May 7, 2015, In : Migration 
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The representative of the 42nd District in the House of Representatives State of New York Rodneyse Bichotte, of Haitian descent denounced and condemned yesterday during a press conference in parliament headquarters in Albany, injustice and denationalization of hundreds of thousands of Dominicans born in the Dominican Republic, following the judgment adopted by the Constitutional Court of that country 23 September 2013.

"Today, elected officials, human rights activists, we call on the House of ...

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A Haitian migrant assassinated in Dominican Republic

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Migration 
A Haitian migrant was killed by gunmen in the town of Pontón, municipality of the province of Navarrete (Santiago) reported yesterday the Dominican police.

According to preliminary police investigation the victim, Pierre Jean, 32, lived at the Popa pension, in Navarrete, with his wife.

The wife of the victim, Rosita Mishell, 32, revealed to the police that they had been assaulted on the Duarte highway by two armed men on board a motorcycle. Reached several projectiles  Pierre Jean was killed, ...

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3.500 Haitians and Zimbabweans in Canada face deportation on June 1st 2015

Posted by Roxane Léouzon Metro Press on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Migration 
If they have not made an application to regularize their status by June 1, 3.500 Haitians and Zimbabweans in Canada face expulsion. But the bodies mandated to assist are overwhelmed and feel it will be impossible to complete all applications on time.

"In the best case, we can successfully fill 1,000 applications. It is off the mark, "said Marjorie Villefranche, Executive Director of the Maison d'Haiti, one of the five Quebec by Quebec agencies to help those affected, most rejected asylum seeke...

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11 Haitians among boatpeople in custody in Miami

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 3, 2015, In : Migration 


Miami.– The U.S. Border Patrol said 16 people are in custody who they think were smuggled into the country and dropped off on Peanut Island around midnight.

According to Border Patrol officials, two of the undocumented migrants are Dominican and 11 from Haiti, including two men, seven women, one teen and one infant. Three adults are from Ecuador.

The boat suspected in the smuggling operation was found drifting near Peanut Island and later taken to the Coast Guard station in Lake Worth. All 16...

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