FANM Strongly Urges To Stop All Deportations and To Redesignate TPS For All Haitian Nationals
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 22, 2021
Monday, March 22nd, 2021
11:00 AM ET
Family Action Network Movement
100 NE 84th ST
Miami, FL 33138
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Family Action Network Movement (FANM) Strongly Urges The Biden Administration To Stop All Deportations to Haiti and To Redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) For All Haitian Nationals.
WHAT: Family Action Network Movement (FANM) Strongly Urges The Biden Administration To Stop All Deportations to Haiti and To Redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) For All Haitian Nationals.
WHO: Family Action Network Movement (FANM), Community Leaders and Immigration Advocates, TPS Recipients
WHEN: Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 11:00 AM ET
WHERE: Family Action Network Movement Office, 100 NE 84th ST, Miami, FL 33138
MIAMI, FL---- On Thursday, March 18th, The U.S. House of Representatives voted for the passage of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 (H.R.6). H.R. 6 would provide a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients. In the past few months, Haitians have witnessed brutal government sponsored repression, horrific rape/killings of women and girls, and violent kidnappings . Despite this crisis, the Biden Administration continues to deport and expel Black immigrants to Haiti in complete denial of their basic rights of due process. There have been eighteen ( 18 ) ICE deportation flights since February 2021, including families and children as young as 2 years old . Family Action Network Movement (FANM) strongly condemns these illegal deportations and urges President Biden to redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti .
Since 1990, TPS has protected immigrants fleeing natural disasters, political instability, and humanitarian crises in their homelands. TPS was granted to Haiti after Haiti's 2010 earthquake but protected only those otherwise-eligible Haitians in the U.S. by January 12, 2011.
Prominent Immigration Lawyer and Advocate Ira Kuzban stated:” Biden needs to live up to his promises to the Haitian community . Redesignate TPS and stop deporting Haitians like your predecessor”.
Marleine Bastien, Executive Director of Family Action Network Movement (FANM), stated, “The Biden administration has a moral responsibility to redesignate TPS for Haiti amid the grave human rights abuses and high level of political instability there. So far, more than 1,000 non-criminal black immigrants, including hundreds of infants and children, have been deported and expelled without any asylum screening. This is completely inconsistent with the Biden Administration’s commitment to racial equity. Give Equal Treatment to Haitians now Mr. President. Redesignate TPS for Haiti ! Like Dr Martin Luther King clearly stated:” Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” .
Family Action Network Movement (FANM) formerly known as Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc)/ Haitian Women of Miami is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to the social, economic, financial and political empowerment of low to moderate-income families.