Over 500 Advocates and Leaders Urge Biden to Redesignate Haiti for TPS Due to Instability and Violence

The Honorable President Joe Biden

President of the United States

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,

Washington, DC 20500


The Honorable Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President of the United States

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,

Washington, DC 20500


The Honorable Anthony Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State

2201 C Street NW

Washington, DC 20037


The Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas


U.S. Department of Homeland Security

301 7th Street SW

Washington, DC 20024



Ron Klain, White House Chief of Staff 

Ambassador Susan Rice, Director of the Domestic Policy Council 

Jake Sullivan, U.S. National Security Advisor

April 27, 2021

Re: Redesignate TPS to Haiti

Dear President Biden, Vice President Harris, Secretary Blinken, and Secretary Mayorkas:

Today, the undersigned organizations ask that the Biden Administration immediately redesignate Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) to Haiti due to the current extraordinary and temporary conditions. With an increasingly authoritarian president who has been ruling unconstitutionally without a parliament for over a year, now claiming his mandate extends through January 2022, and with well-attended daily protests in response, the political situation is unstable, fragile and extremely dangerous. The Trump Administration tried to end TPS for Haitians, many of whom have been on the frontlines during the coronavirus pandemic and keeping the United States moving forward as our healthcare workers and caregivers, transportation workers and farm workers. It is imperative that the Biden Administration make things right and redesignate TPS for Haiti immediately.

On his campaign trail in 2020, then candidate Joe Biden visited “Little Haiti” in Miami, Florida, and promised that TPS would be guaranteed for all Haitians. Biden added, “There will be no quit on my part as your President making sure the Haitian community has an even shot of getting back on its feet and moves in the direction to be able to realize it’s incredible potential.” He also said, “I promise you, I give you my words that I will be there, I will stand with you…” 

Four years earlier, President Donald Trump had promised to be a champion for the Haitian community on his campaign trail in 2016, but quickly broke his promise when he took office. In 2018, he referred to Haiti as a “shithole country”, and then terminated TPS for Haitians despite evidence from his own State Department that Haiti was unprepared to receive 56,000 deportees due to dire conditions and public health crisis following the 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew, and a cholera epidemic brought by United Nations peacekeeping soldiers. A federal district court in New York found that the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate TPS for Haitians was “influenced by White House officials’ political motivations” to “ignore statutory guidelines” and “to abate non-white immigrants in the country.” (See Saget v. Trump) Thanks to this case and Ramos v. Nielsen, TPS for Haitians has been extended until October 4, 2021.

The time has come for President Biden to keep his promises to the Haitian community and to disavow Trump’s bigoted, racist and discriminatory policies, which includes redesignating TPS. Since 2018, the nationwide unrest and political turmoil has deteriorated. In January 2020, the mandates of all but 10 members of Parliament and all mayors terminated due to delayed elections, leaving President Jovenel Moïse to run the country without legislative oversight and in violation of the Haitian Constitution. While Constitutional scholars, the judicial oversight body, the bar associations, and hundred of thousands of protestors in the streets contend that President Moise’s term ended on February 7, 2021, President Moïse has refused to step down. 

According to Human Rights Watch’s 2021 World Report, Haiti is currently experiencing one of the worst outbreaks of violence in decades. Haitians of all ages face powerful gangs who rule with impunity and in some cases with government complicity. The lack of rule of law also makes it difficult to hold those responsible for the ever-increasing violence accountable. As a result, the government is not functioning to meet even the most basic needs of its citizens. Women and girls are particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence now, as increased political violence and a weak legal system foster widespread impunity. Haiti also suffers from extreme food insecurity. As Human Rights Watch reported, “According to international agencies, some 4.1 million Haitians—more than a third—live with food insecurity, and 2.1 percent of children suffer severe malnutrition.” 

All of these recent factors rise to the level of extraordinary and temporary conditions from which Haiti will need to recover. TPS can promote recovery, development, and regional stability by preserving and increasing the flow of remittances to Haiti and directly into the pockets of people who can use the money for food, healthcare, housing, education, and other basic needs that will help decrease the flow of migration. Remittances exceed foreign aid and make up a substantial share of Haiti’s GDP.

As Rose, a Family Nurse Practitioner from Haiti who worked on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and herself tested positive for COVID-19, says, for current TPS holders, “Fear and anxiety are always in the background, that I might suddenly have to leave my home. I’ve lived in the United States for 20 years, since I was 17 years old. TPS allowed me to get my undergraduate and master’s degree in nursing. I love my work, I love serving the community in Rhode Island.” 

Given the current extraordinary and temporary conditions, we urge the Biden-Harris Administration to break the racist cycle left by the Trump Administration and to redesignate Haiti for TPS immediately.



  1. Sahra Abdi, Executive Director, United Women of East Africa Support Team

  2. Frank A. Accime, Senior Pastor, Philadelphia Haitian Baptist Church 

  3. Cécile Accilien, Board Member, Haitian Studies Association

  4. Shirleen Achieng, Founder, Immigrant Advocacy Network 

  5. Remi Adesokan, Social Analyst, Haitian American 

  6. Evelyn Sanchez Aguilar, Chair, SAFIRE

  7. Dilkhwaz Ahmed, License to Freedom

  8. Mizue Aizeki, Executive Director, Immigrant Defense Project

  9. Heidi Altman, Policy Director, National Immigrant Justice Center

  10. Tatyana Ali, Actress and Singer

  11. Kevin Al Perez, President, Somos Familia Valle

  12. Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at, Africans Deserve Reparations Now 

  13. Erika Andiola, Chief Advocacy Officer, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)

  14. Ireshah André, Manager, Reach Beyond Relief

  15. Joanne Antoine, Executive Director, Common Cause Maryland

  16. Varnel Antoine, Director, True Alliance Center Inc

  17. Donald Anthonyson, Executive Director, Families for Freedom

  18. Nebraska Appleseed

  19. Gabrielle Apollon, Haiti Project Co-Director, Washington Square Legal Services

  20. James Winston Ardoin, Operations Intern, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

  21. Sulma Arias, Director of Immigrant Rights, Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)

  22. Ronnate Asirwatham, Director of Government Relations, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

  23. S. Assante, Haiti Advocacy Working Group

  24. Gabrielle Aurel, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sonje Ayiti Organization

  25. Hunter Austin, Black Alliance For Peace

  26. Daniel Zwickel ben Avrám, Owner, PeaceHost.net

  27. Jared Ball, Black Alliance for Peace 

  28. Juliana Barnet, Director, Protect Our Activists

  29. Chelsea Bartholomew, Solutions Specialist, Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG)

  30. Fatmata Barrie, Owner  & Attorney, The Barrie Law Center; Founder – Black Diaspora Voices

  31. Marleine Bastien, Executive Director, Family Action Network Movement (FANM)

  32. Adam Beddawi. Policy Manager, National Network of Arab American Communities (NNAAC)

  33. Daniel Beers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Justice Studies, James Madison University

  34. Pabitra Benjamin, Executive Director, Adhikaar

  35. David Bennion, Executive Director, Free Migration Project

  36. Kathleen Bergin, Adjunct Professor, Cornell Law School

  37. D’Shawna Bernard

  38. Rev. Myrna Bernadel-Huey, Pastor, Buena Vista United Methodist Church

  39. Kayo Beshir, Multicultural Organizer, Tennessee Immigrants & Refugee Rights Coalition 

  40. Pooja Bhatia, Writer 

  41. Alizeh Bhojani, Immigration Policy Manager, OneAmerica

  42. Roger E. Biamby, Chair, Haitians United for Progress, Inc.

  43. Désirée Bianchi, CODEPINK

  44. Sister Dominica Lo Bianco, Director of Hispanic Ministry, Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

  45. Anthony Gad Bigio, Professor, George Washington University

  46. Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP)

  47. Katrina Bleckley, Staff Immigration Attorney, Haitian Bridge Alliance

  48. Blaine Bookey, Legal Director, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies

  49. Joe N. Bradley, Black Alliance for Peace

  50. Bryan K. Bullock, Attorney & Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Northwest 

  51. Charisse Burden-Stelly, Black Alliance for Peace

  52. Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life, Faith in Public Life

  53. Jill Marie Bussey, Director for Public Policy, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

  54. Bonnie Marie Benson

  55. Laurie Benson, Founder / President, Madres e Hijos

  56. Lyndon Berleus, Policy Director, Chantlyn World Wide Logistics,Inc.

  57. Garcelle Beauvais, Actress

  58. Diana Bohn, Co-Coordinator, Nicaragua Center for Community Action

  59. Melissa Bond, Clinical Psychology Fellow, UCSF

  60. Karen Bouwer, French Professor, University of San Francisco

  61. Irene Brisson, Lecturer, University of Michigan

  62. Michael Breen, President & CEO, Human Rights First

  63. Clayola Brown, National President, A. Philip Randolph Institute

  64. Bradford E. Brown PhD

  65. Julia Brown, Advocacy and Outreach Director, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project

  66. Angenor Brutus, Coordinator, Groupe d’Appui aux Rapatriés et Réfugiés (GARR)

  67. Margaret Boles, Member, The Haiti Committee at Holy Family Catholic Church of Mitchellville

  68. Amelia Burgess, MD, MPH, Sage Prairie Clinic

  69. Daniella Burgi-Palomino, Co-Director, Latin America Working Group (LAWG)

  70. Blake Burr, Core Member, Vecindarios 901

  71. Michelle Buteau, Actress and Comedian 

  72. Community Justice Project

  73. Erica Caines, Coordinating Committee Member, Black Alliance For Peace

  74. Anel Calixte, Owner, Radio Planet Grand’Anse 

  75. Noemi Calonje, Immigration Project Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

  76. Bridget Cambria, Executive Director, Aldea – The People’s Justice Center

  77. F X Martín del Campo, President, South Florida Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (SF-LCLAA) 

  78. Eduardo Canales, Executive Director, South Texas Human Rights Center

  79. Cindy Candia, Co-Founder, Angry Tias and Abuelas of the RGV

  80. Antonia Canero, President, Canero Immigration Law

  81. Paulina Olvera Cáñez, Executive Director, Espacio Migrante 

  82. Thomas H Cartwright, Leadership, Witness at the Border

  83. Camille Frederic Celenice, Law Office of Camille Celenice 

  84. Johnny Celestin, Forum Haïtien Pour la Paix et le Développement Durable  

  85. Johnny Celestin, Spokesperson-USA, Defend Haiti’s Democracy

  86. Oscar Chacon, Executive Director, Alianza Americas

  87. Francoise Cham 

  88. Ramsey Champagne, Founder, LMHC, M.Ed., Culture Change Project

  89. Nadjejda Chapoteau, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Community Powerhouse Consulting and Coaching, LLC 

  90. Eugenia Charles, Coordinator, Rasanbleman Haytien Konsyan and Executive Director, Fondasyon Mapou

  91. Rev. Wilguymps Charles, Pastor, Evangelical Baptist Church of the Redeemed

  92. Joseph Cherubin, President, The Socio-Cultural Movement of Haitian Workers (MOSCTHA)

  93. Ralph Cheriz, CEO, The Cheriza Group, LLC

  94. Richardson Chery, Policy Director, Projectelev8

  95. Mr. Convington Chery, Executive Director, Simalo Empowerment Group

  96. Karen Civil, Chief Executive Officer, Always Civil Enterprise

  97. Carlina Shimizu Chung, Student, University of San Francisco

  98. Reginald Clairville

  99. Jill Clark-Gollub, Member, Friends of Latin America 

  100. Natacha Jeanne Clerger, Councillor-at-Large for Randolph, Massachusetts

  101. Karina Ambartsoumian-Clough, Executive Director, United Stateless

  102. Jim Clune, President, Broome County Peace Action

  103. Dylan Corbett, Executive Director, Hope Border Institute

  104. Lupita Colon, Attorney, Law Office of Lupita Colon

  105. Janvieve Williams Comrie, Executive Director, Afroresistance

  106. Brian E. Concannon, Executive Director, Project Blueprint

  107. Margaret Conley, Director, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Justice Team

  108. Sr. Patricia Connolly, Therapist, Daughters of Charity

  109. Holly Cooper, Co-Director, UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic

  110. Sarah Cordova, Haitian Studies Association

  111. Carol I Moeller Costa, Treasurer, MITF

  112. Robert Cotter, Policy Analyst, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

  113. Claudia R. Cubas, Litigation Director, Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition

  114. Cameroon American Council 

  115. Conchita Cruz, Co-Executive Director, Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP)

  116. Edwidge Danticat

  117. Annie Darrow, President, Darrow Autism Advocates

  118. Sister Colleen Dauerbach, Social Justice Coordinator, Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA

  119. Marlene L. Daut, Scholar, Professor of American and African Diaspora Studies

  120. Lynda DeLoach, Black Alliance for Peace 

  121. Anne-Marie Debbané, Alliance in Defense of Black Immigrants

  122. Apostle Dr. Fayola Delica, Founder/President/Pastor, Revive Your Soul Ministries, Inc.

  123. Santra Denis, President & Founder, Avanse Ansanm and Executive Director, Miami Workers Center

  124. Gina Desir, Empower to aspire INC.

  125. Arianna de Ona, SVP of Human Resources and General Counsel, Costa Farms

  126. Sister Jo’Ann De Quattro, Member, Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

  127. Jim De Quattro, Co-director, UPLIFT Haiti, Inc.

  128. Hudes Desrameaux, Community Advocate,

  129. Alix Desulme, Chair, National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON)

  130. Myrtha Désulmé, President, The Haiti-Jamaica Society

  131. David Diggs, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Beyond Borders

  132. Rev. Phillip Dieke, Associate Pastor, White Rock UMC

  133. Terry Diggory, Co-Coordinator, Saratoga Immigration Coalition

  134. Wyatt Dickerson, Student, University of San Francisco

  135. Sister Patricia Dillon, member, Religious of Jesus and Mary, USA-Haiti Province

  136. Rebecca Dixon, Executive Director, National Employment Law Project

  137. Nathan H. Dize, Ph.D

  138. W. Yusef Doucet, Joko Collective

  139. Sandy Dorsainvil, Immediate Past Chair, Haitian American Professionals Coalition

  140. Maureen Duignan, Executive Director, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant and Vice-Chair, Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

  141. Ricot Dupuy, Station Director, Radio Soleil

  142. Erin L. Durban, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

  143. Dr. Derethia DuVal, Priority Africa Network 

  144. Robert Russell Dyk, Member, Refugee Action Fund

  145. M. Earle

  146. Jeannie Economos, Health and Safety Project Coordinator, Farmworker Association of Florida 

  147. Beneco Enecia, Executive Director, Centro de Desarrollo Sostenible (CEDESO)

  148. John Engle, Co-Director, Haiti Partners

  149. Ana Espino, Executive Director, Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice

  150. Nicole Estrada, Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA)

  151. Laura Esquivel, Vice President Federal Policy, Hispanic Federation

  152. Ancito Etienne, Board Member, Beyond Borders

  153. Heureuse Etienne, Coordinator, Philadelphia Haitian Baptist Church

  154. Pierre Etienne, HADIC

  155. Daniel Eugene, Director, American & Haitian Economic Alliance for Development

  156. Dale Ewart, Executive Vice President, 1199SEIU, Florida Region

  157. Adam Fernandez, Vice President of Policy and Strategic Engagement, Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG)

  158. Enrique L. Fernandez, Vice-President, Immigration, Diversity and Civil Rights, Unite Here

  159. Ada Ferrer, Professor of History, New York University 

  160. Sister Patricia Ferrick, School Sisters of Notre Dame

  161. Jennifer Ferrigno, Co-Director, National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

  162. Felicity Figueroa, Chair, Orange County Equality Coalition 

  163. Ana and Allan Fisher, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador

  164. Arlene Flaherty, Director, Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Atlantic-Midwest Province 

  165. Dieufort Fleurissaint, President, True Alliance, Inc.

  166. Elise Florence Finielz, Cornell University

  167. Andrea Flores, Digital Organizer, America’s Voice 

  168. Leonardo Flores, Latin America Campaign Coordinator, CODEPINK

  169. Patrice Florvilus, Director, Collectif d’Avocats Spécialisés en Litige Stratégique de Droits Humains (CALSDH)

  170. Susaanti Follingstad, Core Organizer, Sanctuary DMV

  171. Steve Forester, Immigration Policy Coordinator, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

  172. Cristiana Luis Francisca, President, Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico-Haitianas (MUDHA)

  173. Marisa Franco, National Director, Mijente

  174. Joshua Francois, Research Fellow, Harvard University School of Medicine

  175. R. Andrew Free, #DetentionKills

  176. Netfa Freeman, Organizer, Pan-African Community Action (PACA)

  177. Dina Friedman, Jewish Activists for Immigration Justice of Western Massachusetts

  178. Julia Gaffield, Associate Professor of History, Georgia State University 

  179. Esteban Garces, Co-Executive Director, Poder Latinx

  180. Jordan Garcia, Program Director, American Friends Service Committee, Colorado

  181. Laurie Woodward Garcia, Co-leader, Broward for Progress

  182. Marisa Limón Garza, Deputy Director, Hope Border Institute

  183. Alicia Garza, Principal, Black to the Future Action Fund

  184. Anna Gallagher, Executive Director, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

  185. Danielle Legros Georges, Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing, Lesley University

  186. Julie Gersten, Executive Director, Refugee Action Fund

  187. Malick W. Ghachem, Associate Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  188. Setareh Ghandehari, Advocacy Director, Detention Watch Network

  189. Geneva Gist, Spanish Language Lead, Respond Crisis Translation

  190. Patricia A Goggin

  191. Aaron Goldberg, Musician

  192. Olivia Golden, Executive Director, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

  193. Evelyn Gonzalez, Counselor, Montgomery College

  194. Catherine Gonzalez, Senior Staff Attorney & Policy Counsel, Brooklyn Defender Services

  195. Sergio Gonzales, Executive Director, Immigration Hub

  196. April Gore, Community Organizer, New York Day of Remembrance Committee 

  197. Josh Goralski, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Unlocking Communities

  198. Noah Gottschalk, Global Policy Lead, Oxfam America

  199. Mindy Grall

  200. Gustavus D Griffin, Coordinator, Boys to Men

  201. Thomas M. Griffin, Immigration Attorney, Surin & Griffin PC

  202. Marion Grimes, Mercy Focus on Haiti

  203. Jenny Grobelski, Supervisory Attorney, Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors

  204. Samara Grossman, Clinical Social Worker

  205. Monica Grycz, St. Mary Magdalene Parish

  206. Susan Gunn, Director, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

  207. Jorge Gutierrez, Executive Director, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

  208. Maricela Gutierrez, Executive Director, Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN)

  209. Haitian Americans United Inc

  210. Tom Haigh, Treasurer, Minnesota Interfaith Coalition on Immigrantion

  211. Joy Hardy, Government Relations Assistant, American Immigration Lawyers Association

  212. Helgaleena, AD, White Rabbit Grove RDNA

    Peter Hallward, Professor of Philosophy, Kingston University

  213. Rev. Jimmie R. Hawkins, Director, Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness and the Ministry at the United Nations

  214. Andrea Healy, Volunteer, Mercy Focus on Haiti

  215. Karla Hernandez-Mats, President, United Teachers of Dade

  216. Roberto Herrera, Director of Organizing, Resilience Orange County

  217. Anna Hey, Deputy Executive Director, Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc.

  218. Kip Austin Hinton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  219. Rachel Hobbs, Student at George Mason University

  220. Joan Hodges-Wu, Founder & Executive Director, AsylumWorks

  221. Karen Hoffmann, Attorney, Syrena Law

  222. Dale V.C. Holness, Broward County District 9 Commissioner/FY 2020 Mayor

  223. Bill Holston, Executive Director, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas

  224. Seft Hunter, Director of Black Led Organizing & Power Building, Community Change Action

  225. Serge Hyacinthe, Director, Affinity Group, LLC

  226. Peniel Ibe, Policy Engagement Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee

  227. Diego Iñiguez-López, Policy and Campaigns Manager, National Partnership for New Americans

  228. Barbara Lopez, Make the Road Connecticut

  229. Kim Ives, Journalist, Haiti Liberté

  230. Louise Ivers, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  231. Veena Iyer, Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

  232. Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Founder & President, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

  233. Candace Jean, Attorney

  234. Esther Jeon, National Organizing and Advocacy Manager, National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

  235. Carine Jocelyn, Founder, The Haitian Women’s Collective and Chief Executive Officer, Diaspora Community Services

  236. Beverly John, Talking Drum Incorporated

  237. Sara John, Executive Director, St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America

  238. Kyndelle M Johnson, Black Alliance for Peace

  239. Jake Johnston, Senior Research Associate, Center for Economic and Policy Research

  240. Jordan Jones, Black Alliance for Peace

  241. Claudine Joseph, COO, LL COOL J Inc

  242. Louis Harold Joseph, Executive Director, Haiti Vital Records Express LLC 

  243. Dotie Joseph, State Representative, Florida House of Representatives

  244. Michael Joseph, Esq., Commissioner, City of North Miami Beach, FL

  245. Vanessa Joseph, Esq., Chairwoman, Haitian-American Voter Empowerment (HAVE) Coalition 

  246. Anu Joshi, Vice President of Policy, New York Immigration Coalition

  247. Guerline Jozef, Co-founder and Executive Director, Haitian Bridge Alliance

  248. Frandley Julien, Principal, Law Offices of Frandley D Julien, PA

  249. Nao Kabashima, Executive Director, Karen Organization of San Diego

  250. Michelle Karshan, Executive Director, Li Li Li! Read

  251. Amaha Kassa, Executive Director, African Communities Together

  252. Nadine Duplessy Kearns, Chair, Haitian Ladies Network 

  253. Robert Keenan, Marketing and PR Manager, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

  254. Frances Kelley, Volunteer, Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention

  255. Deborah Kline, Executive Director, Cleveland Jobs with Justice

  256. Lisa Knox, Legal Director, CA Collaborative for Immigrant Justice

  257. Neil D. Kolner, Law Office of Michael D. Ray

  258. Beth Kontos, President, American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts

  259. Karl Kramer, Campaign Director, NorCal TPS Coalition

  260. Ryan Krause, Law Student, Cardozo University School of Law

  261. Ira J. Kurzban, Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A, Chairperson, Immigrants List Civic Action Inc.

  262. Dawn Kwan

  263. Annie Lai, Co-Director, University of California Irvine Law Immigrant Rights Clinic

  264. Magalis Troncoso Lama, Executive Director, Dominican Development Center, Inc.

  265. Kim Lamberty, Director, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office Stuart Center

  266. Sabine Lamour, Coordonnatrice générale, SOFA

  267. Grace Landers, Student, University of San Francisco

  268. Joan Laney, Memphis United Methodist Immigrant Relief

  269. Geri E Lanham, Country Director, Mercy Beyond Borders 

  270. Marguerite Lathan, Board Member, Fonkoze USA

  271. Axelle Latortue, Education Consultant

  272. Marie Flore Lindor Latortue, President, AEDAP

  273. Patrice Lawrence, Co-Director, UndocuBlack Network

  274. Joshua Leach, Public Policy and Communications Strategist, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

  275. Deborah Lee, Executive Director, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

  276. Elizabeth Lee, Volunteer, MAWO

  277. Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus on Children

  278. Rabbi Joshua Lesser, President, Bridges Faith Initiative

  279. Rochenel Marc, President, R&M Institute & Financial Group 

  280. Anna Marie Lesutis RSM RN, Member, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

  281. Natasha Lightfoot, Associate Professor, Columbia University Department of History

  282. Cheryl Little, Executive Director, Americans for Immigrant Justice

  283. Ivan Lomeli, Immigrant Justice Fellow, Orange County Rapid Response Network

  284. Elena Lorac, Coordinadora Nacional, Movimiento Reconocido

  285. Raynald Louis, Radio Kajou

  286. Carline Louis, Caline Collections

  287. Martha Louise Schmidt, Co-chair, Human Rights Framework Project, National Lawyers Guild

  288. Wooldy Edson Louidor, Coordinator, Foro Internacional de la Migración Haitiana en las Américas

  289. Thomas Luce, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists

  290. Paola Luisi, Executive Director, Families Belong Together

  291. Esther Lumm, Co-Chair, Uncage & Reunite Families Coalition

  292. Laura Lunn, Detention Program Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

  293. Michelle MacFadyen, Volunteer, Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention

  294. Lisa Madison, Vice President of Distribution & Impact, Square Zero Films

  295. Robert ‘Bob’ Maguire, Professor (retired) & Former Director of the Haiti Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University 

  296. Michelle Marrion, Filmmaker

  297. Candace Martin, RN, BSN

  298. John Marchese, Executive Director, Quixote Center

  299. Fr. Jack Martin, President, Haiti Solidarity Network of the North East

  300. Yuko Matsumoto, Refugee Rights Advocate/Paralegal, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

  301. Alma Maquitico, Co-Director, National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

  302. Abby Maxman, President and CEO, Oxfam America

  303. Jessica Maxwell, Executive Director, Workers Center of Central New York

  304. Maya Maxym, MD, PhD, FAAP, Leadership Council, Indivisible Hawaii

  305. Yareliz Mendez-Zamora, TPS Coordinator, Florida Immigrant Coalition 

  306. Yaritza Mendez, Co-Director of Organizing, Make the Road New York

  307. Ruth Messinger, Global Ambassador, American Jewish World Service

  308. Sister Eileen McDonnell, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas 

  309. Adam McGovern, Legislative Strategist, Wind of the Spirit Immigrant Resource Center

  310. Marva Shand McIntosh, Founder, I Love to Listen Day

  311. Eilis McCulloh, Board President, Akron Interfaith Immigration Advocates

  312. Patrick McCann, Past national president, current vice-president chapter 032, Veterans For Peace

  313. Carolyn Mellin, Managing Director, Summits Education

  314. Gepsie Metellus, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center

  315. Sarnia Michel

  316. Melinda Miles, Coordinator, Haiti Response Coalition

  317. Anne Marie Miller, Leadership, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

  318. Mariana Miller-D’Alessandro, JPIC and Climate Care of Good Shepherd Church

  319. Erna Milien, Esq., Founder, Milien Law Practice PLLC

  320. Maurice Mitchell, National Director, Working Families Party

  321. Abdi Mohamoud, Horn of Africa Community

  322. Elora Mukherjee, Jerome L. Greene Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic

  323. Douglas Mundo, Executive Director, Multicultural Center of Marin

  324. Venice P Mundle-Harvey, Owner, Venice Mundle-Harvey Inc.

  325. Leo Murrieta, Director, Make the Road Nevada

  326. Paul Andre Mondesir, CEO, Ciel Sur Terre

  327. Michèle Montas, former Director, Radio Haiti

  328. Avideh Moussavian, Legal Director, National Immigration Law Center

  329. Marline Monestime, Executive Director, Haitian American Professionals Coalition, Inc.

  330. Romina Montenegro, Florida Advocacy Coordinator, United We Dream

  331. Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, President/CEO, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

  332. Jenna Mullender

  333. Owen Murphy, Business Representative (ret.), IUPAT Sign and Display Union

  334. Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, Senior Advocacy Manager, United We Dream Network

  335. Valerie Nash, Nash & Associates

  336. Eskinder Negash, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)

  337. Anthony Ng, Dream Resource Center Director, UCLA Labor Center

  338. Elizabeth Nguyen, Immigration Bond Coordinator, Community Justice Exchange

  339. Nathan Nickerson RN, DrPH

  340. Guerda Nicolas, University of Miami; School of Education

  341. Robert Nicolas, Executive Director, AME-SADA, INC.

  342. Cheryl Nichols, Coordinator of Accompaniment, Immigrant Support Group of St. Camillus Parish

  343. Edward Nizalowski, Peace Action

  344. Mary Novak, Executive Director, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice 

  345. Shurland Oliver, Executive Director, Caribbean-American Education & Innovation Fund

  346. Adriel D. Orozco, Executive Director, New Mexico Immigrant Law Center

  347. Ana Ortega, Advocacy Strategist, Human Rights First 

  348. Maria G. Ortiz, Freedom Campaign Coordinator, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

  349. Tunde Osazua, Coordinator, U.S. Out of Africa Network

  350. Marley Otto, Organizer, White People for Black Lives

  351. Kelly Overton, Executive Director, Border Kindness

  352. Tessa Painson, Director of Finance and Operations, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc.

  353. Jose Palma, Coordinator, Comité TPS Massachusetts 

  354. Sarah Palmer, Law Clerk, Celedon Law

  355. Alison Leal Parker, US Program Managing Director, Human Rights Watch

  356. Myriam Paul

  357. Genevieve Paul, Manager, Ministry of Reconciliation

  358. Abraham Paulos, Deputy Director, Black Alliance for Just Immigration

  359. Melissa Padberg

  360. Priya Arvind Patel, Supervising Attorney, Centro Legal de la Raza

  361. Glenda Pawsey, Co-Chair Mission and Justice Commission, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley

  362. Sharrona Pearl, Associate Professor, Drexel University      

  363. Maryse Pénette-Kedar, President, PRODEV Foundation

  364. Margaret Perron, Religious of Jesus and Mary

  365. Camilo Perez-Bustillo, Co-Founder, Witness at the Border, Coordinator, International Tribunal of Conscience of Peoples in Movement, and Co-Founder, Foro Migración Haitiana en las Américas  

  366. Marjean A. Perhot, Division Director, Refugee and Immigrant Services, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston                       

  367. Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Senior Vice President, Union for Reform Judaism

  368. Nicole Phillips, Legal Director, Haitian Bridge Alliance

  369. Folake Phillips, Founder & Executive Director, AWO Center

  370. Dr. Jemima Pierre, Coordinator – Haiti Team, Black Alliance for Peace

  371. Raygnol Pierre, Policy Director, Haitian Catholic Church

  372. Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, Chairperson, The Haitian Roundtable 

  373. Raoul Pierre-Louis, Executive Director, Fondation CERDEL

  374. Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance 

  375. Lynn A Powe, Chair of Social Justice Committee, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

  376. Sony Prosper, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan

  377. Paul Anthony Pumphrey, Coordinating Committee Member, Black Alliance For Peace

  378. Carol Sandy Przybylak, Secretary, Green Party of Erie County

  379. Marithza Quiroz, African Advocacy Network

  380. Ali Rahnama, Immigration Manager, Immigration and Refugee Program, Friends Committee on National Legislation

  381. Kirsten Rambo, Executive Director, ASISTA Immigration Assistance 

  382. Nicole Elizabeth Ramos, Director, Border Rights Project, Al Otro Lado 

  383. Kate Ramsey, Associate Professor of History, University of Miami

  384. Ninaj Raoul, Executive Director, Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees

  385. Meryl Ranzer, Campaign & Media Coordinator, New Sanctuary Coalition 

  386. Michael D Ray, Former Southern Regional Vice President, National Lawyers Guild

  387. Mosctha RD

  388. Sofia Negrete Retamales, Community Organizer for Immigrant Rights, Comunidades Unidas

  389. Carl Redwood, Project Director, Pittsburgh Black Worker Center

  390. Anna Reeve, Education Consultant, Haiti

  391. Daniel Registre, Pastor, Église Baptiste Mahanaïm.

  392. John Reid, Haiti Twinning and Projects Coordinator, St. Mary’s Catholic Church Barnesville, MD

  393. Pamela Resendiz, Executive Director, Colorado Jobs with Justice

  394. Bliss Requa-Trautz, Executive Director, Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center

  395. Micheline Rice-Maximin, Professor of Caribbean Literatures, Swarthmore College

  396. Linda Rivas, Executive Director, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

  397. Jess Morales Rocketto, Co-Chair, Families Belong Together 

  398. Alan E Roselius, Chair, Newman Hall Nonviolent Committee Holy Spirit Church Berkeley

  399. Greisa Martinez Rosas, United We Dream Network

  400. Jaja Robinson, Black Alliance for Peace

  401. Mike de la Rocha, Co-founder, Revolve Impact

  402. Elket Rodriguez, Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy and Missions Specialist, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

  403. Kyla Roland, Black Alliance for Peace

  404. Phyllisia Ross, CEO, Phyllisia Ross Mizik LLC, Phyllisia Deleana Publishing LLC, Phyllisia Ross Trademarks LLC, Phyllisia Ross Copyrights LLC 

  405. Jesus Ruiz, Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University 

  406. Demeter Russafov, Executive Director, AMURT-Haiti

  407. Jonathan Ryan, CEO & President, RAICES

  408. Seydi Sarr, Executive Director, African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs

  409. Rocio Saenz, Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

  410. Marie M. Saint Cyr, Advisor, Haitian Women Collective

  411. Jean Eddy Saint-Paul, Professor of Sociology & Founder Haitian Studies Institute, CUNY Brooklyn College

  412. Leslie Salgado, Chair, Friends of Latin America

  413. Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

  414. Felicia Samponaro, Director, The Sidewalk School

  415. Xochitl G Sanchez, Organizer, Central American Resource Center-LA 

  416. Madeleine Sandefur, Angry Tias and Abuelas of the Rio Grande Valley

  417. Rick Santos, President and Chief Executive Office, Church World Services

  418. Seydi Sarr, Executive Director, African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs

  419. Catherine Sarther, Board of Directors, Beyond Borders

  420. Yael Schacher, Senior U.S. Advocate, Refugees International

  421. Traci Schlesinger, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology, DePaul University

  422. Ann Scholz, SSND, Associate Director for Social Mission, Leadership Conference of Women Religious

  423. Mark Schuller, President, Haitian Studies Association

  424. Todd Schulte, President, FWD.us

  425. Ghita Schwarz, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights

  426. Mona Scott-Young, Chief Executive Officer, Monami Entertainment

  427. Margaret Seiler, Volunteer, Witness at the Border

  428. Peter Seidman, Activist, US Hands Off Cuba and Venezuela South Florida Coalition

  429. Alyssa G. Sepinwall, Professor

  430. Michelle Seyler, Executive Director, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice

  431. Kimberly Serrano, Messaging Research Project Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center

  432. Jennifer Sevilla, Director, Austin Border Relief 

  433. Katelin Sha, student, University of San Francisco

  434. Silky Shah, Executive Director, Detention Watch Network

  435. Tamara Shamir, Harvard College 

  436. Frank Sharry, Executive Director, America’s Voice

  437. Kiel Shaub, Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles

  438. David M. Shaw, Black Alliance for Peace

  439. Sirine Shebaya, Executive Director, National Immigration Project (NIP-NLG)

  440. Audrey Shipp, Black Alliance for Peace

  441. Dr. Kristina Shull, Assistant Professor of History, UNC Charlotte 

  442. Kaveena Singh, Attorney, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

  443. Erica Smiley, Executive Director, Jobs With Justice

  444. Diane Jean Smith, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, LA

  445. Greg Smith, Director of Independence and Learning Support, LUCHA Ministries, Inc.

  446. Michael Smith, Director, Refugee Rights Program

  447. Harold A. Solis, Deputy Legal Director, Make the Road New York

  448. Barbara Peña Solis, RAICES, Associate Vice President of Advocacy

  449. Michael Sonnenschein, Development Economics Research Fellow, Emergent Ventures

  450. Donald Read Spear, Owner, Cuentacuentos Mezcal

  451. Richard Sprout, Chair, Broome Tioga Green Party

  452. SPLC Action Fund

  453. Rev. Eugene P. Squeo, President, New Jersey Forum for Human Rights

  454. Ivana Staiti, Social Worker, Partnerships for Trauma Recovery

  455. Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries

  456. Lina Srivastava, Lina Srivastava, CIEL

  457. Carrie Stengel, Executive Director, Sister Parish, inc.

  458. Linda Stilling, Member, School Sisters of Notre Dame

  459. Jean Stockdale, Program Director, Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing Corporation (RCHP-AHC)

  460. Irwin P. Stotzky, Professor, University of Miami School of Law

  461. Charles M. Strom, Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees

  462. Lise Strom, Advisory Council, Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees

  463. Ronald Surin, President & Managing Partner, Haitian-American Democratic Club of Broward County, FL

  464. Yifat Susskind, Executive Director, MADRE

  465. Kerri Talbot, Deputy Director, Immigration Hub

  466. Ana Maria Fores Tamayo, Executive Director, Refugee Support Network

  467. Jessica Tang, President, Boston Teachers Union

  468. Geoff Thale, President, Washington Office on Latin America

  469. Barbara Thelamour, Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College

  470. Rev. Linda Theophilus, Pastor, Emmanuel Lutheran Church

  471. Michael L. Thomas, Black Alliance for Peace 

  472. Lindsay Toczylowski, Executive Director, Immigrant Defenders Law Center 

  473. Opal Tometi, Co-founder, Diaspora Rising

  474. Alicia Torres, Organizer, ICE Fuera de Austin

  475. Gustavo Torres, Executive Director, CASA of Maryland

  476. Aleta Alston Toure, Member, Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative 

  477. Lynn Tramonte, Director, Ohio Immigrant Alliance

  478. Troi Tran, Organizer, USF Mutual Aid

  479. Mau Trejo, Orange County Rapid Response Network (OCRRN) Steering Committee 

  480. Karen C. Tumlin, Director & Founder, Justice Action Center

  481. Nsé Ufot, Chief Executive Officer, New Georgia Project Action Fund

  482. Gustavo Vargas, Organizer, Colectivo Kawsay

  483. Sunil Varghese, Policy Director, International Refugee Assistance Project

  484. Margaret Brown Vega, Coordinator, Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention

  485. Vanessa Velasco, Community Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator, Central American Resource Center of Northern CA – CARECEN SF

  486. Ramon Valdez, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Director of Strategic Initiatives

  487. Amilcar Valencia, Executive Director, El Refugio

  488. Julie Varughese, Coordinator, Black Alliance for Peace Solidarity Network

  489. Chantalle F. Verna, Associate Professor of History and International Relations, Florida International University

  490. Emilio Vicente, Communications & Policy Director, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

  491. Tracy Vertus, President, Reach Beyond Relief Inc

  492. Hardy Vieux, Senior Vice President, Legal, Human Rights First

  493. Jean Eddy Vincent, Pastor, The Church of God of Bethesda 

  494. Jessica Vosburgh, Executive Director, Adelante Alabama Worker Center

  495. Laura Wagner, Haitian Creole Team Lead, Respond Crisis Translation

  496. Michael Walters, Professor, New Jersey City University

  497. Vince Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights

  498. Rumi Weaver, Black Alliance for Peace

  499. James R Weisgerber, Co-Chairman, St Bernadette Haiti Twinning Committee

  500. Alice E Wiener, Lead Psychologist, Psychological Associates of Northwest GA Inc

  501. Charlotte Wiener, International Managing Director, Human Rights Attorney

  502. Lois Wilcken, Executive Director, La Troupe Makandal, Inc.

  503. Rev. Gary Bernard Williams, Senior Pastor, Saint Mark United Methodist Church

  504. Charlene Wilkinson, Founder Member, Guyana-Haiti Support Group

  505. Dex Winful, Chief Operating Officer, Okaapp.com

  506. Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, Associate Professor of African American Studies, University of California, Irvine

  507. Mel Wilson, Senior Policy Advisor, National Association of Social Workers 

  508. Sara E Wolf, Program Coordinator, InnovEd-Universite Quisqueya

  509. Jenny Wun, Operations Director, AAPI Women Lead 

  510. Zeri Yilma, Managing Director, The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

  511. Mary Vivian Zelaya, Board Member, Ecumenical Peace Institute

  512. Eddy Zheng, Founder & President, New Breath Foundation

  513. Rabbi Jill Zimmerman, Rabbi, Path With Heart

  514. Sejal Zota, Legal Director, Just Futures Law

  515. Elaine Zuckerman, President, Gender Action

Photo Caption: A Haitian family walks together, silhouetted by the sky. Photo Credit: Philip Gould via Getty Images.