Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Accepting Internship Applications for Summer 2021

1 month ago
IJDH is seeking for remote interns to join our team. The position is ideal for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in human rights and global development. Interns and volunteers at IJDH are unpaid, but IJDH is willing to work with student applicants looking to obtain school credit. Strong preference for interns that can start late-May/early-June and commit to at least 15-20 hours per week. Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until placements are filled. More Information: Here 
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HAIP Latest News

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Latest News Haiti Asylum Information Project Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti Dear Colleague Letter regarding TPS for Haiti “‘When we aren’t killed, they kidnap us.’ Riding a bus in Haiti now a dangerous quest,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, April 8  “Letter to the Editor: Mr. President, Stop the deportation of Haitians,” Miami Herald, April 6 “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 […]
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The Biden Administration Should Promptly Restart and Improve the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

3 months ago
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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