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Landmark Win in UN Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Case: Court Orders Child Support for Child Fathered by UN Peacekeeper
A local court orders UN peacekeeper to pay 350,000 gourdes per month (approx. $4,600 USD) in child support. Read the judgment here. Read coverage on the landmark win in The New Humanitarian, World Magazine, Rezo Nòdwes, and VICE World News.
Latest News Haiti Asylum Information Project Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti “Gang attack in Haiti neighborhood leaves bodies, homes charred,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, April 2 “They were live on Facebook when an armed man stormed in and kidnapped them in Haiti,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, April 2, updated April 5 Opinion, “Biden must stop deportations to Haiti. It’s inhumane — and breaks his promise to us,” by Marleine Bastien and Alix Desulme, Miami Herald, March 29 “Haiti deportations soar as Biden administration deploys Trump-era health order – There have been more ‘Title 42’ expulsions in the space of a few weeks than during an entire year of Trump’s administration, report says,” by Julian Borger, The Guardian, March 25 Press Release and Report, “The Invisible Wall: Title 42 and its Impact […]
The Biden Administration Should Promptly Restart and Improve the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program
The Biden Administration Should Promptly Restart and Improve the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program Campaigning in Miami on October 5, 2020, President Biden promised to protect and reinstate the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (HFRP), which former President Trump had effectively crippled on taking office in 2017 by not having the National Visa Center (NVC) issue any new invitations to apply for it, as the program requires. This strangled HFRP by restricting it to completion of the processing of beneficiaries whose petitioners had applied for the program on receiving NVC invitations during the Obama administration. Soon the number of such beneficiaries still in the pipeline dwindled as they were eventually approved or rejected. President Biden should promptly restart the program by having the NVC issue a new batch of invitations to eligible petitioners to apply for it, and he should improve the program in the following ways: USCIS should expand HFRP by permitting […]
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