Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyam has partnered with the Black Immigration Network and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration to create a petition for the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program. Please take a moment to sign the petition and help us urge the Obama adminstration to reunite Hatian family members already approved for Family-Based Immigrant Visas with their family members in the United States.
Currently, there are over 100,000 family members of Hatian-Americans still in Haiti on waitlists as long as 12 years for Family-Based Immigrant Visas. By implementing a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, approved family members could wait for their visas in the United States with their families.
The adoption of the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program would alleviate the the heartache of Haitians living without their family in the United States and prevent the spread of cholera to people in a country still in need of a public health infrastructure that can support the scope of people with or at risk of a cholera infection.Furthermore, a legal pathway into the United States would reduce the risk of people traveling the dangerous seas.
A Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program has been in existence since 2007 and has seen success in reuniting families and reducing maritime deaths. The reluctance of the administration to allow for a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program is emblematic of the United States’ preferential treatment toward Cuban immigrants and discriminatory treatment toward Haitian immigrants, which runs counter to our pledge to “liberty and justice for all.”
Please sign and share the petition. Thank you for your help.