Haiti Adivsory

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES

May 16, 2017

CONTACT: Hayley Burgess

(202) 384-1279; media@nilc.org

NILC AND UNDOCUBLACK SEEK TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH BEHIND TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TPS DECISION

Civil Rights and Social Justice Groups to Urge the Trump Administration to Re-Authorize Temporary Protected Status for Haitians

WASHINGTON – Days before the Trump Administration announces its decision about whether to re-authorize Temporary Protected Status for Haitian migrants, the Associated Press exposed leaked emails from high-ranking Department of Homeland Security officials requesting data on Haitian use of public benefits and crime rates. Although Department of Homeland Security officials have denied any connection with the timing of their decision, the news sent shockwaves through the Haitian community. Several leaders will gather to discuss the impending decision and explain how failure to renew TPS would affect immigrant families. NILC and Undocublack will announce a legal action to learn more about the motives behind the DHS request for public benefits usage and crime rates

WHAT:

Telephonic press briefing on Haitian Temporary Protected Status

WHO:

Olivia Golden, executive director, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Jonathan Jayes Green, co-founder and network coordinator, Undocublack Network

Alvaro Huerta, staff attorney, National Immigration Law Center

Lys Isma, current TPS recipient from Haiti

Tia Oso, National Organizer, Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)

Reshma Shamasunder (moderator) deputy director, programs, National Immigration Law Center

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 17, noon ET/9 am PT

CALL-IN:

877‑876‑9174, ask for Haiti conference call when prompted.

 

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