FANM Past and Present Campaigns / Legislative Success
- Ongoing Campaigns: Stop Deportation, Little Haiti Gentrification/Affordable Housing, Landlord/Tenant, Dominican Republic Constitutional Ruling, Nassau Bahamas Deportation Practices
- Fighting Deportation to Haiti-- FANM has led the fight to stop deportation to Haiti for the past 22 years.
- In addition to organizing on the ground, FANM E.D. Marleine Bastien testified in 2011 and 2012 in front of the OAS Human Rights Committee on the impact of deportations on Haitian and immigrant families. President Obama stopped all deportations to Haiti in 2010 only to resume them a year later. Our work continues to save 40 chronically and terminally ill family members from deportation every year.
- Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) December 23, 1997. F.A.N.M organized locally and nationally to persuade President Clinton to approve DED to protect Haitians who will qualify for HRIFA from deportation in 1997.
- Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998. Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami Inc. became the leading organizing entity for HIRFA resulting to the biggest contingent of participants (1,000 from Miami, mainly FANM’s clients) at a Washington D.C. demonstration which brought 30,000 strong composed of Haitians and their supporters.
- The members also met with lawmakers on the Hill to educate them about the impact of detention and deportation of families, especially child (please see the attached New Times Article: The Catalyst by Kathy Glascow).
- Dream Act: FANM organized locally and took young student to Washington for over 10 years….. (President Obama approved DACA in 2012).
- Temporary Protected Status: Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (F.A.N.M.) led a 3-year campaign which led President Obama to approve an administrative order for Temporary Protected Status in 2010. TPS was renewed again this month.
- Family Reunification Parole Program: FANM organized for 5 years to have this measure approved by President Obama (See attached background information).
- Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Ongoing Campaign in collaboration with FLIC (FANM is a founding member of FLIC).
Past Successful Campaigns Include:
- Small Class Size (Statewide campaigns) in collaboration with United Teachers and other unions
- Wage Theft (In collaboration with FLIC, We Count, Miami Workers Center, FNM)
- Ending of ICE Detainers (with We Count, FLIC, UM Legal Clinic, U.M. Human Rights Clinic, Catholic Charities Legal Services, Kurzban Law Firm, etc.
- Reduction of Nursing Home Patient Ratio (80 percent of Nurses Aides are immigrant –mainly Haitian women—with SEIU.