Beginning January, 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to implement Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are living in Haiti and have already been approved for a family-based immigrant visa.
Under the Haitian Family Reunification Parole program, qualified Haitians are allowed to enter the United States and apply for work permits while waiting for their legal status to be adjusted.
Starting in early next year, for certain eligible Haitian family members, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will accelerate family reunification for Haitians under a plan named " Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program". The program will expedite family reunification for Haitians living in Haiti having family members who are U.S. citizens or family members living in the U.S. who are lawful permanent resident in the U.S. One of the stated goals of the program is to promote safe, legal and orderly migration from Haiti to the United States. Haitians with two years earlier approved family-based immigrant visa petition for the U.S. to join their families, are eligible to enjoy the benefit without the program. Once in the United States, they will have the opportunity to apply for work authorization.
Here is a picture representing the usual issues faced by Haitian immigrants that arrive in the United States. This banner reads: Don't deport to death.
There is an agreement between the Haitian government and the U.S. that allow for the United States to deport these people back to their country of origin
Thanks to the efforts of some government authorities from Florida, both Democrats and Republicans, the Obama administration has agreed to let the Haitians come into the United States, under the H-2A and H-2B visas.
With their eligibility for this visa, U.S. employers can now bring certain low-skilled Haitian workers on a temporary basis to work and send money back home to help with the recovery, following the 2010 earthquake.
A substantial number of immigrant Haitian workers live in the worst condition in Nassau and other shantytowns in Bahamas with limited sewage, without a safe water supply or electricity and any other basic human amenities albeit they found it's a better place than their home country. Most of them work in service sectors. An unofficial estimate suggests that, they consist 10 to 25% of the country's population-- the largest and most visible ethnic minority. But, the majority of them are illegal immigrants. Haitians have been migrating since the 1960s, but the numbers increased considerably in the late 1980s and 1990s. The government of the Bahamas is going to implement a new policy on immigration from November 1, 2014 that says the government will no longer accept any application of work visas from illegal immigrant. Persons without legal status will not be permitted to work in the country anymore and those intending to do so will be will be arrested, charged and deported. Only children of legal immigrants may have access to school and right to work and live. Foreigners living in the Bahamas must have a valid passport of own home country. Bertin Louis. A U.S professor of anthropology considers this new rule creating the fears of persecution and repatriation without any opportunity to claim asylum is "clearly xenophobic".
Those wishing to file for visas to gain entry into the United States will have to first determine what type of visa they are in need of. These relate to your traveling purposes and can include visas for tourism or business, academics, temporary work, medical needs and official or diplomatic needs. Any branch of Sogebank will accept the requisite fees, after which an application process, ending with an appointment at the embassy would complete the process.
This is a picture from the web that was in circulation during the presidential race in Haiti. At the time, there was an allegation that Candidate Michel Martelly was not Haitian and was holding the citizenship of a foreign country, namely that of the United States.
This Passport is not legitimate and likely was manufactured by people trying to circulate the rumor that our president is of another nationality. One person suggested that this passport showed expiration date within 5 years. However, all US passports are given for more than 5 years. It is clear this is a fake document
According to Senator Moise Jean-Charles who is incharge of a senate investigation has determined that President Michel Martelly has renounced his Haitian citizenship
A force to be recognized, Jean-Robert Lafortune is an advocate for Haitian caused. He is the current president of the Haitian-American Grassroots Coalition.
Mr. Jean-Robert Lafortune has spent his entire adult life working for economically disadvantaged people and immigrant's rights.
A new product has been introduced in haiti to help with decentralization. The biometric e-passport has become a reality.
How will the new biometric e-passport help to decentralize the country?
The combined paper and electronic passport will make use of a netwqork centralized in Port-au-Prince.
Minister Paul Antoine Bien-Aimé, remarked that is a great step forward for Haiti as the country is making efforts to decentralize services and enhance the capacity of other major cities in Haiti to provide services.