immigration haitian boat people
New US Visas and scholarships scam targeting Haitians. On February 22, 2016, a note of caution has been issued by the US Embassy in Haiti alerting the Haitian people who are seeking U.S visa or intend to apply for U.S scholarship over the internet. A group of racketeers using Sophia Martelly's name, is falsely claiming that they can arrange both. They are using the following email addresses: (i) email@example.com; (ii) firstname.lastname@example.org, with a point of contact named Samuel at +509-3990-6218 and an accountant named Evelia Jean Charles. The note issued advises people to stay away from these racketeers and every aspiring individual must know that the US Embassy never authorize any person or group to arrange US visa or scholarship. The only way to get them is through a direct contact and application to the US Embassy.
Here is the Island of St Tholas where U.S. Customs agents picked up seven illegal Haitian Immigrants in St. John located in the virgin Islands
Seven Haitian migrants were nabbed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on St. John. Undocumented, they came by boat drop on 11/21/14.
No details were available about their number, age, sex, or the disposition of their situation. But the standard protocol is to remove them from the territory.
The U.S. Coast Guard cites statistics of halting undocumented Haitian immigrants in 2014 as being 949, an increase over 508 picked up in 2013.
Here is a picture of an immigration officer in the Bahamas humiliating two young Haitian immigrants during an operation in the Bahamas in October, 2014. The Immigration department of the Bahamas is assisted by the police to conduct Immigration Operation against Haitian in the Bahamas. Children, included those who were born in the Bahamas are rounded up and put in a bus to a detention center.
Are the Bahamas targeting Haitians for Deportation?
The Bahamas are becoming paranoid about a huge influx of illegal migrants from Haiti and have stiffened its immigration regulations.
Frederick Mitchell, Bahamian Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister, says the overwhelming number of illegal aliens from Haiti threatens ". . . Bahamas national security . . . national identity . . . and . . . social stability."
Haitian-American anthropologist Bertin Louis says the Bahamas "has historically promoted a xenophobic policy toward Haitians in particular."
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 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