The Executive Director of Haitian women in Miami, Ms. Marlene Bastien, also an activist is calling on the Obama administration to create Family Reunification Parole Program for Haitians as it is estimated that more than 105,000 Haitians are currently on a waiting list to enter the US.
The Haitian activist mentioned that a Cubans Family Reunification Parole Program has already been approved twice and that the Haitians need to receive same treatments
According to a spokes person for the United Nation high commission, Haiti is currently not in measure to provide for the basic needs of the people currently being deported and the UN is looking for a halt in the deportation of Haitians from countries such as Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and the US. The UN would prefer that those scheduled to be deported be analyzed on a case by case basis for their ability to deal with the current condition in Haiti.
Here is a picture of a boatload of Haitians arriving in the coast of florida. The boat people from haiti take a risky trip and usually many of them will perish before landing in in Florida. The American Government in the meantime does not welcome these Haitian immigrants the same way it does to the Cuban immigrants. Often time, these Haitian boat people are returned to their country by the U.S. authorities
based on an announcement made public by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Religious Affairs, Laurent Lamothe in the presence of the Minister of Tourism, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, all Dominicans, Panamanians an Colombians are free to come to Haiti and with no visa.
This was done with the objective to encourage foreign to invest or to come to Haiti to visit. Haiti is open for business
A call on the Obama administration to stop double standard and issue Family Reunification Parole Program for Haitians as it is estimated that more than 105,000 Haitians are currently on a waiting list to enter the US.
According to the report, the program has been given to many Cuban families awaiting US visas to enter the country. The Haitian activist wants the same rules apply to theme same treatments