We call on Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to suspend all currently scheduled and future U.S. deportation flights to Haiti.
Announced reforms to the Haitian and Cuban family reunification parole processes will make them more accessible.
The Biden administration has announced the creation of a new parole program that permits sponsors in the United States to apply for Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan beneficiaries to fly to the United States and remain in the U.S. for two years.
The Biden administration’s expansion of parole authority contains positive steps to increase protective pathways from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela but ties this new policy to an unacceptable weakening of core U.S. asylum commitments.
Even as the country faces its worst humanitarian and security crisis in decades, Haitians continue to be deported to danger and refused access to refuge.
The Biden administration must extend and redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in light of Haiti’s deteriorating security, governance, and humanitarian crises.
We call on the Biden administration to prioritize protections for Haitian nationals. The administration must not under any circumstances send asylum seekers and migrants to the notorious Guantánamo Bay or other offshore detention locations.
Refugees International hosted a webinar about how Mexico and the United States can work together to uphold the rights and meet the needs of Haitians.
The situation for Haitians in Mexico represents a longer journey of rejection, neglect, and difficulties throughout the Americas.
As Haiti continues to face a humanitarian crisis, Deportations to Haiti from the United States, including Title 42 flights, have violated Haitians’ human rights and were followed by an increase in deportations of Haitians from across the Americas.