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EADs for Certain Haitian F-1 Students
Posted on 30 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/03/2021 "This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has suspended certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country... Read More

Designation of Haiti for TPS
Posted on 30 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/03/2021 "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is designating Haiti for Temporary Protected... Read More

NAFSA Asks for SSR for Haitian F-1 Students
Posted on 26 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NAFSA, July 22, 2021 "We are writing today to request that the Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) consider granting Special Student Relief (SSR)* to F-1 students from Haiti. * Regulations allow... Read More

Tags: f-1 , Haiti , nafsa

TPS for Haiti, Burma
Posted on 24 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, May 22, 2021 - "Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This new TPS designation enables Haitian nationals (and individuals without nationality... Read More

The Invisible Wall: Title 42 and Haitian Migrants
Posted on 25 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Phillips, Tom Ricker, Mar. 25, 2021 "Today, one year after the “Title 42” policy was enacted, the Haitian Bridge Alliance, Quixote Center and UndocuBlack release the report, The Invisible Wall: Title 42 and its Impacts on Haitian... Read More

Tags: Haiti , Title 42 , CDC

ICE Snubs Biden, Mayorkas, Deports Kids to Haiti
Posted on 9 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, Feb. 8, 2021 "US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) deported at least 72 people to Haiti on Monday, including a two-month-old baby and 21 other children, in an apparent flagrant breach of the Biden administration’s... Read More

Tags: Haiti , Children , ICE

TPS Continuation for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal
Posted on 7 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 237 / Wednesday, December 9, 2020 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its continued compliance with the preliminary injunction orders of the U.S. District Court... Read More

Jean v. Nelson at 35: A Virtual Convening, Oct. 22-23, 2020
Posted on 25 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Immigration, Equal Protection, and the Promise of Racial Justice: The Legacy of Jean v. Nelson "The year 2020 marks the 35th anniversary of Justice Thurgood Marshall's groundbreaking dissent in Jean v. Nelson, wherein Justice Marshall called... Read More

Federal Court Blocks Trump's Termination of TPS for Haiti: Saget v. Trump
Posted on 12 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, Apr. 12, 2019 " In a victory for due process and a blow to Trump’s racially-biased, anti-immigrant policies, yesterday, federal district judge William F. Kuntz II issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s... Read More

'Remain in Mexico' Plan Echoes Earlier U.S. Policy to Deter Haitian Migration
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Mar. 28, 2019 "Under the Trump administration’s new Remain in Mexico policy, more than 200 asylum seekers have been sent back to Mexico by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to wait for weeks... Read More

TPS Extensions per Ramos v. Nielsen Injunction
Posted on 1 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 41 / Friday, March 1, 2019 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its continued compliance with the preliminary injunction order of the U.S. District Court for... Read More

Habeas Victory in NH: Compere v. Nielsen
Posted on 28 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Compere v. Nielsen "Patrice Compere, a Haitian national, is subject to an outstanding removal order. Although he has challenged the order by filing a motion to reopen his case with the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”), the government... Read More

Jeffrey S. Chase on Haiti, TPS and Racial Bias
Posted on 8 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Jan. 7, 2019 - "This morning, the trial began in Saget v. Trump , before District Judge William Kuntz in the Eastern District of New York. As your Brooklyn observer, I attended the opening hours of what is likely to be a two or... Read More

Tags: Haiti , tps , saget , Chase

Preliminary Injunction Halts Trump Push to End TPS for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan: Ramos v. Nielsen
Posted on 4 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Oct. 3, 2018 - "Today, a federal district court issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s termination of legal status for beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti,... Read More

TPS Lawsuit Survives DOJ Motion to Dismiss: Centro Presente v. Trump
Posted on 25 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lawyers' Committee, July 23, 2018 - "In a detailed, 42-page opinion issued late Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper rejected the federal government’s request to dismiss Centro Presente v. Trump , a high-profile lawsuit challenging... Read More