The writer is founder of NewsAmericasNow, CaribPR Wire and Hard Beat Communications.
It’s been two decades already since hundreds of immigrants, including from the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Latin America, died in the 9/11 terror attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Many across the world find themselves weeping at the scenes from Afghanistan, including the killing of more innocent American troops and the sight of thousands scrambling for any means out of the grasp of a maniacal regime that is using their interpretation of religion as a weapon of terror and mass destruction.
In the past week alone, so much has happened on the U.S. immigration front, it’s hard for even the most ardent follower of the issue to keep track.
As an immigrant and someone who has been advocating for immigration reform since 1997, I feel caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to my reaction to the obvious border crisis at the U.S. Southern border.
Qualified Haitian immigrants can now file applications for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The new status will run from Aug. 3, 2021, through Feb. 3, 2023.
On July 15, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local officials dropped off two busloads of Haitian immigrants in the small city of Shreveport, Louisiana.
DACA––or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program of 2012––was sent into a tailspin again on Friday, July 17, 2021, when Republican-appointed Judge Andrew S. Hanen ruled the program was “illegal” and put a halt on all new applications.
As I write this column, Haiti’s police chief has claimed an immigrant from Haiti who is a doctor in Florida has been arrested as a “central” suspect in the assassination plot of the country’s president, Jovenel Moïse
I finally got up the nerve on July 3 to take the first jab of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Caribbean immigrant nurse Sandra Lindsay bravely took the first ever COVID-19 shot on December 14, 2020.
There are a number of immigration rule changes that are happening and have happened in recent weeks that readers of this column should be aware of.