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Groups Urge Biden Administration to Redesignate TPS to Haiti

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
Secretary
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
301 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

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.

Cc:

Ron Klain, White House Chief of Staff 

Ambassador Susan Rice, Director of the Domestic Policy Council 

Jake Sullivan, U.S. National Security Advisor

Sincerely,

  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
  213. Peter Hallward, Professor of Philosophy, Kingston University
  214. Rev. Jimmie R. Hawkins, Director, Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness and the Ministry at the United Nations
  215. Andrea Healy, Volunteer, Mercy Focus on Haiti
  216. Karla Hernandez-Mats, President, United Teachers of Dade
  217. Roberto Herrera, Director of Organizing, Resilience Orange County
  218. Anna Hey, Deputy Executive Director, Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc.
  219. Kip Austin Hinton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  220. Rachel Hobbs, Student at George Mason University
  221. Joan Hodges-Wu, Founder & Executive Director, AsylumWorks
  222. Karen Hoffmann, Attorney, Syrena Law
  223. Dale V.C. Holness, Broward County District 9 Commissioner/FY 2020 Mayor
  224. Bill Holston, Executive Director, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
  225. Seft Hunter, Director of Black Led Organizing & Power Building, Community Change Action
  226. Serge Hyacinthe, Director, Affinity Group, LLC
  227. Peniel Ibe, Policy Engagement Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee
  228. Diego Iñiguez-López, Policy and Campaigns Manager, National Partnership for New Americans
  229. Barbara Lopez, Make the Road Connecticut
  230. Kim Ives, Journalist, Haiti Liberté
  231. Louise Ivers, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  232. Veena Iyer, Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
  233. Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Founder & President, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
  234. Candace Jean, Attorney
  235. Esther Jeon, National Organizing and Advocacy Manager, National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
  236. Carine Jocelyn, Founder, The Haitian Women's Collective and Chief Executive Officer, Diaspora Community Services
  237. Beverly John, Talking Drum Incorporated
  238. Sara John, Executive Director, St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America
  239. Kyndelle M Johnson, Black Alliance for Peace
  240. Jake Johnston, Senior Research Associate, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  241. Jordan Jones, Black Alliance for Peace
  242. Claudine Joseph, COO, LL COOL J Inc
  243. Louis Harold Joseph, Executive Director, Haiti Vital Records Express LLC 
  244. Dotie Joseph, State Representative, Florida House of Representatives
  245. Michael Joseph, Esq., Commissioner, City of North Miami Beach, FL
  246. Vanessa Joseph, Esq., Chairwoman, Haitian-American Voter Empowerment (HAVE) Coalition 
  247. Anu Joshi, Vice President of Policy, New York Immigration Coalition
  248. Guerline Jozef, Co-founder and Executive Director, Haitian Bridge Alliance
  249. Frandley Julien, Principal, Law Offices of Frandley D Julien, PA
  250. Nao Kabashima, Executive Director, Karen Organization of San Diego
  251. Michelle Karshan, Executive Director, Li Li Li! Read
  252. Amaha Kassa, Executive Director, African Communities Together
  253. Nadine Duplessy Kearns, Chair, Haitian Ladies Network 
  254. Robert Keenan, Marketing and PR Manager, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
  255. Frances Kelley, Volunteer, Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention
  256. Deborah Kline, Executive Director, Cleveland Jobs with Justice
  257. Lisa Knox, Legal Director, CA Collaborative for Immigrant Justice
  258. Neil D. Kolner, Law Office of Michael D. Ray
  259. Beth Kontos, President, American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts
  260. Karl Kramer, Campaign Director, NorCal TPS Coalition
  261. Ryan Krause, Law Student, Cardozo University School of Law
  262. Ira J. Kurzban, Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A, Chairperson, Immigrants List Civic Action Inc.
  263. Dawn Kwan
  264. Annie Lai, Co-Director, University of California Irvine Law Immigrant Rights Clinic
  265. Magalis Troncoso Lama, Executive Director, Dominican Development Center, Inc.
  266. Kim Lamberty, Director, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office Stuart Center
  267. Sabine Lamour, Coordonnatrice générale, SOFA
  268. Grace Landers, Student, University of San Francisco
  269. Joan Laney, Memphis United Methodist Immigrant Relief
  270. Geri E Lanham, Country Director, Mercy Beyond Borders 
  271. Marguerite Lathan, Board Member, Fonkoze USA
  272. Axelle Latortue, Education Consultant
  273. Marie Flore Lindor Latortue, President, AEDAP
  274. Patrice Lawrence, Co-Director, UndocuBlack Network
  275. Joshua Leach, Public Policy and Communications Strategist, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
  276. Deborah Lee, Executive Director, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
  277. Elizabeth Lee, Volunteer, MAWO
  278. Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus on Children
  279. Rabbi Joshua Lesser, President, Bridges Faith Initiative
  280. Rochenel Marc, President, R&M Institute & Financial Group 
  281. Anna Marie Lesutis RSM RN, Member, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
  282. Natasha Lightfoot, Associate Professor, Columbia University Department of History
  283. Cheryl Little, Executive Director, Americans for Immigrant Justice
  284. Ivan Lomeli, Immigrant Justice Fellow, Orange County Rapid Response Network
  285. Elena Lorac, Coordinadora Nacional, Movimiento Reconocido
  286. Raynald Louis, Radio Kajou
  287. Carline Louis, Caline Collections
  288. Martha Louise Schmidt, Co-chair, Human Rights Framework Project, National Lawyers Guild
  289. Wooldy Edson Louidor, Coordinator, Foro Internacional de la Migración Haitiana en las Américas
  290. Thomas Luce, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
  291. Paola Luisi, Executive Director, Families Belong Together
  292. Esther Lumm, Co-Chair, Uncage & Reunite Families Coalition
  293. Laura Lunn, Detention Program Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
  294. Michelle MacFadyen, Volunteer, Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention
  295. Lisa Madison, Vice President of Distribution & Impact, Square Zero Films
  296. Robert 'Bob' Maguire, Professor (retired) & Former Director of the Haiti Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University 
  297. Michelle Marrion, Filmmaker
  298. Candace Martin, RN, BSN
  299. John Marchese, Executive Director, Quixote Center
  300. Fr. Jack Martin, President, Haiti Solidarity Network of the North East
  301. Yuko Matsumoto, Refugee Rights Advocate/Paralegal, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
  302. Alma Maquitico, Co-Director, National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
  303. Abby Maxman, President and CEO, Oxfam America
  304. Jessica Maxwell, Executive Director, Workers Center of Central New York
  305. Maya Maxym, MD, PhD, FAAP, Leadership Council, Indivisible Hawaii
  306. Yareliz Mendez-Zamora, TPS Coordinator, Florida Immigrant Coalition 
  307. Yaritza Mendez, Co-Director of Organizing, Make the Road New York
  308. Ruth Messinger, Global Ambassador, American Jewish World Service
  309. Sister Eileen McDonnell, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas 
  310. Adam McGovern, Legislative Strategist, Wind of the Spirit Immigrant Resource Center
  311. Marva Shand McIntosh, Founder, I Love to Listen Day
  312. Eilis McCulloh, Board President, Akron Interfaith Immigration Advocates
  313. Patrick McCann, Past national president, current vice-president chapter 032, Veterans For Peace
  314. Carolyn Mellin, Managing Director, Summits Education
  315. Gepsie Metellus, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center
  316. Sarnia Michel
  317. Melinda Miles, Coordinator, Haiti Response Coalition
  318. Anne Marie Miller, Leadership, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
  319. Mariana Miller-D'Alessandro, JPIC and Climate Care of Good Shepherd Church
  320. Erna Milien, Esq., Founder, Milien Law Practice PLLC
  321. Maurice Mitchell, National Director, Working Families Party
  322. Abdi Mohamoud, Horn of Africa Community
  323. Elora Mukherjee, Jerome L. Greene Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School Immigrants' Rights Clinic
  324. Douglas Mundo, Executive Director, Multicultural Center of Marin
  325. Venice P Mundle-Harvey, Owner, Venice Mundle-Harvey Inc.
  326. Leo Murrieta, Director, Make the Road Nevada
  327. Paul Andre Mondesir, CEO, Ciel Sur Terre
  328. Michèle Montas, former Director, Radio Haiti
  329. Avideh Moussavian, Legal Director, National Immigration Law Center
  330. Marline Monestime, Executive Director, Haitian American Professionals Coalition, Inc.
  331. Romina Montenegro, Florida Advocacy Coordinator, United We Dream
  332. Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, President/CEO, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
  333. Jenna Mullender
  334. Owen Murphy, Business Representative (ret.), IUPAT Sign and Display Union
  335. Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, Senior Advocacy Manager, United We Dream Network
  336. Valerie Nash, Nash & Associates
  337. Eskinder Negash, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
  338. Anthony Ng, Dream Resource Center Director, UCLA Labor Center
  339. Elizabeth Nguyen, Immigration Bond Coordinator, Community Justice Exchange
  340. Nathan Nickerson RN, DrPH
  341. Guerda Nicolas, University of Miami; School of Education
  342. Robert Nicolas, Executive Director, AME-SADA, INC.
  343. Cheryl Nichols, Coordinator of Accompaniment, Immigrant Support Group of St. Camillus Parish
  344. Edward Nizalowski, Peace Action
  345. Mary Novak, Executive Director, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice 
  346. Shurland Oliver, Executive Director, Caribbean-American Education & Innovation Fund
  347. Adriel D. Orozco, Executive Director, New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
  348. Ana Ortega, Advocacy Strategist, Human Rights First 
  349. Maria G. Ortiz, Freedom Campaign Coordinator, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
  350. Tunde Osazua, Coordinator, U.S. Out of Africa Network
  351. Marley Otto, Organizer, White People for Black Lives
  352. Kelly Overton, Executive Director, Border Kindness
  353. Tessa Painson, Director of Finance and Operations, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc.
  354. Jose Palma, Coordinator, Comité TPS Massachusetts 
  355. Sarah Palmer, Law Clerk, Celedon Law
  356. Alison Leal Parker, US Program Managing Director, Human Rights Watch
  357. Myriam Paul
  358. Genevieve Paul, Manager, Ministry of Reconciliation
  359. Abraham Paulos, Deputy Director, Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  360. Melissa Padberg
  361. Priya Arvind Patel, Supervising Attorney, Centro Legal de la Raza
  362. Glenda Pawsey, Co-Chair Mission and Justice Commission, St. John's Presbyterian Church, Berkeley
  363. Sharrona Pearl, Associate Professor, Drexel University      
  364. Maryse Pénette-Kedar, President, PRODEV Foundation
  365. Margaret Perron, Religious of Jesus and Mary
  366. 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  
  367. Marjean A. Perhot, Division Director, Refugee and Immigrant Services, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston                       
  368. Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Senior Vice President, Union for Reform Judaism
  369. Nicole Phillips, Legal Director, Haitian Bridge Alliance
  370. Folake Phillips, Founder & Executive Director, AWO Center
  371. Dr. Jemima Pierre, Coordinator - Haiti Team, Black Alliance for Peace
  372. Raygnol Pierre, Policy Director, Haitian Catholic Church
  373. Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, Chairperson, The Haitian Roundtable 
  374. Raoul Pierre-Louis, Executive Director, Fondation CERDEL
  375. Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance 
  376. Lynn A Powe, Chair of Social Justice Committee, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
  377. Sony Prosper, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
  378. Paul Anthony Pumphrey, Coordinating Committee Member, Black Alliance For Peace
  379. Carol Sandy Przybylak, Secretary, Green Party of Erie County
  380. Marithza Quiroz, African Advocacy Network
  381. Ali Rahnama, Immigration Manager, Immigration and Refugee Program, Friends Committee on National Legislation
  382. Kirsten Rambo, Executive Director, ASISTA Immigration Assistance 
  383. Nicole Elizabeth Ramos, Director, Border Rights Project, Al Otro Lado 
  384. Kate Ramsey, Associate Professor of History, University of Miami
  385. Ninaj Raoul, Executive Director, Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees
  386. Meryl Ranzer, Campaign & Media Coordinator, New Sanctuary Coalition 
  387. Michael D Ray, Former Southern Regional Vice President, National Lawyers Guild
  388. Mosctha RD
  389. Sofia Negrete Retamales, Community Organizer for Immigrant Rights, Comunidades Unidas
  390. Carl Redwood, Project Director, Pittsburgh Black Worker Center
  391. Anna Reeve, Education Consultant, Haiti
  392. Daniel Registre, Pastor, Église Baptiste Mahanaïm.
  393. John Reid, Haiti Twinning and Projects Coordinator, St. Mary's Catholic Church Barnesville, MD
  394. Pamela Resendiz, Executive Director, Colorado Jobs with Justice
  395. Bliss Requa-Trautz, Executive Director, Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center
  396. Micheline Rice-Maximin, Professor of Caribbean Literatures, Swarthmore College
  397. Linda Rivas, Executive Director, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
  398. Jess Morales Rocketto, Co-Chair, Families Belong Together 
  399. Alan E Roselius, Chair, Newman Hall Nonviolent Committee Holy Spirit Church Berkeley
  400. Greisa Martinez Rosas, United We Dream Network
  401. Jaja Robinson, Black Alliance for Peace
  402. Mike de la Rocha, Co-founder, Revolve Impact
  403. Elket Rodriguez, Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy and Missions Specialist, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
  404. Kyla Roland, Black Alliance for Peace
  405. Phyllisia Ross, CEO, Phyllisia Ross Mizik LLC, Phyllisia Deleana Publishing LLC, Phyllisia Ross Trademarks LLC, Phyllisia Ross Copyrights LLC 
  406. Jesus Ruiz, Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University 
  407. Demeter Russafov, Executive Director, AMURT-Haiti
  408. Jonathan Ryan, CEO & President, RAICES
  409. Seydi Sarr, Executive Director, African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs
  410. Rocio Saenz, Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  411. Marie M. Saint Cyr, Advisor, Haitian Women Collective
  412. Jean Eddy Saint-Paul, Professor of Sociology & Founder Haitian Studies Institute, CUNY Brooklyn College
  413. Leslie Salgado, Chair, Friends of Latin America
  414. Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
  415. Felicia Samponaro, Director, The Sidewalk School
  416. Xochitl G Sanchez, Organizer, Central American Resource Center-LA 
  417. Madeleine Sandefur, Angry Tias and Abuelas of the Rio Grande Valley
  418. Rick Santos, President and Chief Executive Office, Church World Service
  419. Seydi Sarr, Executive Director, African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs
  420. Catherine Sarther, Board of Directors, Beyond Borders
  421. Yael Schacher, Senior U.S. Advocate, Refugees International
  422. Traci Schlesinger, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology, DePaul University
  423. Ann Scholz, SSND, Associate Director for Social Mission, Leadership Conference of Women Religious
  424. Mark Schuller, President, Haitian Studies Association
  425. Todd Schulte, President, FWD.us
  426. Ghita Schwarz, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
  427. Mona Scott-Young, Chief Executive Officer, Monami Entertainment
  428. Margaret Seiler, Volunteer, Witness at the Border
  429. Peter Seidman, Activist, US Hands Off Cuba and Venezuela South Florida Coalition
  430. Alyssa G. Sepinwall, Professor
  431. Michelle Seyler, Executive Director, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
  432. Kimberly Serrano, Messaging Research Project Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center
  433. Jennifer Sevilla, Director, Austin Border Relief 
  434. Katelin Sha, student, University of San Francisco
  435. Silky Shah, Executive Director, Detention Watch Network
  436. Tamara Shamir, Harvard College 
  437. Frank Sharry, Executive Director, America's Voice
  438. Kiel Shaub, Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles
  439. David M. Shaw, Black Alliance for Peace
  440. Sirine Shebaya, Executive Director, National Immigration Project (NIP-NLG)
  441. Audrey Shipp, Black Alliance for Peace
  442. Dr. Kristina Shull, Assistant Professor of History, UNC Charlotte 
  443. Kaveena Singh, Attorney, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
  444. Erica Smiley, Executive Director, Jobs With Justice
  445. Diane Jean Smith, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, LA
  446. Greg Smith, Director of Independence and Learning Support, LUCHA Ministries, Inc.
  447. Michael Smith, Director, Refugee Rights Program
  448. Harold A. Solis, Deputy Legal Director, Make the Road New York
  449. Barbara Peña Solis, RAICES, Associate Vice President of Advocacy
  450. Michael Sonnenschein, Development Economics Research Fellow, Emergent Ventures
  451. Donald Read Spear, Owner, Cuentacuentos Mezcal
  452. Richard Sprout, Chair, Broome Tioga Green Party
  453. SPLC Action Fund
  454. Rev. Eugene P. Squeo, President, New Jersey Forum for Human Rights
  455. Ivana Staiti, Social Worker, Partnerships for Trauma Recovery
  456. Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries
  457. Lina Srivastava, Lina Srivastava, CIEL
  458. Carrie Stengel, Executive Director, Sister Parish, inc.
  459. Linda Stilling, Member, School Sisters of Notre Dame
  460. Jean Stockdale, Program Director, Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing Corporation (RCHP-AHC)
  461. Irwin P. Stotzky, Professor, University of Miami School of Law
  462. Charles M. Strom, Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees
  463. Lise Strom, Advisory Council, Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees
  464. Ronald Surin, President & Managing Partner, Haitian-American Democratic Club of Broward County, FL
  465. Yifat Susskind, Executive Director, MADRE
  466. Kerri Talbot, Deputy Director, Immigration Hub
  467. Ana Maria Fores Tamayo, Executive Director, Refugee Support Network
  468. Jessica Tang, President, Boston Teachers Union
  469. Geoff Thale, President, Washington Office on Latin America
  470. Barbara Thelamour, Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College
  471. Rev. Linda Theophilus, Pastor, Emmanuel Lutheran Church
  472. Michael L. Thomas, Black Alliance for Peace 
  473. Lindsay Toczylowski, Executive Director, Immigrant Defenders Law Center 
  474. Opal Tometi, Co-founder, Diaspora Rising
  475. Alicia Torres, Organizer, ICE Fuera de Austin
  476. Gustavo Torres, Executive Director, CASA of Maryland
  477. Aleta Alston Toure, Member, Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative 
  478. Lynn Tramonte, Director, Ohio Immigrant Alliance
  479. Troi Tran, Organizer, USF Mutual Aid
  480. Mau Trejo, Orange County Rapid Response Network (OCRRN) Steering Committee 
  481. Karen C. Tumlin, Director & Founder, Justice Action Center
  482. Nsé Ufot, Chief Executive Officer, New Georgia Project Action Fund
  483. Gustavo Vargas, Organizer, Colectivo Kawsay
  484. Sunil Varghese, Policy Director, International Refugee Assistance Project
  485. Margaret Brown Vega, Coordinator, Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention
  486. Vanessa Velasco, Community Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator, Central American Resource Center of Northern CA - CARECEN SF
  487. Ramon Valdez, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Director of Strategic Initiatives
  488. Amilcar Valencia, Executive Director, El Refugio
  489. Julie Varughese, Coordinator, Black Alliance for Peace Solidarity Network
  490. Chantalle F. Verna, Associate Professor of History and International Relations, Florida International University
  491. Emilio Vicente, Communications & Policy Director, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
  492. Tracy Vertus, President, Reach Beyond Relief Inc
  493. Hardy Vieux, Senior Vice President, Legal, Human Rights First
  494. Jean Eddy Vincent, Pastor, The Church of God of Bethesda 
  495. Jessica Vosburgh, Executive Director, Adelante Alabama Worker Center
  496. Laura Wagner, Haitian Creole Team Lead, Respond Crisis Translation
  497. Michael Walters, Professor, New Jersey City University
  498. Vince Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
  499. Rumi Weaver, Black Alliance for Peace
  500. James R Weisgerber, Co-Chairman, St Bernadette Haiti Twinning Committee
  501. Alice E Wiener, Lead Psychologist, Psychological Associates of Northwest GA Inc
  502. Charlotte Wiener, International Managing Director, Human Rights Attorney
  503. Lois Wilcken, Executive Director, La Troupe Makandal, Inc.
  504. Rev. Gary Bernard Williams, Senior Pastor, Saint Mark United Methodist Church
  505. Charlene Wilkinson, Founder Member, Guyana-Haiti Support Group
  506. Dex Winful, Chief Operating Officer, Okaapp.com
  507. Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, Associate Professor of African American Studies, University of California, Irvine
  508. Mel Wilson, Senior Policy Advisor, National Association of Social Workers 
  509. Sara E Wolf, Program Coordinator, InnovEd-Universite Quisqueya
  510. Jenny Wun, Operations Director, AAPI Women Lead 
  511. Zeri Yilma, Managing Director, The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
  512. Mary Vivian Zelaya, Board Member, Ecumenical Peace Institute
  513. Eddy Zheng, Founder & President, New Breath Foundation
  514. Rabbi Jill Zimmerman, Rabbi, Path With Heart
  515. Sejal Zota, Legal Director, Just Futures Law
  516. Elaine Zuckerman, President, Gender Action

 

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