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Featured Issue: Assisting Haitian Migrants and Asylum Seekers

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AILA provides these resources to assist AILA members and the public in responding to the increased number of Haitians arriving at U.S. borders.

Note: The situation is constantly changing, and the information provided below could be outdated. AILA recommends that individuals consult with an attorney for further information and guidance.

AILA members: this document is accessible to the public and can be shared with clients and the community who may need access to resources.

Members of the public: if you need an immigration lawyer, please consult AILA's Immigration Lawyer Search.

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Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

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Background Resources for Asylum and Litigation

  1. Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), Human Rights and Rule of Law in Haiti: Key Recent Developments
  2. Human Rights First, Biden Administration’s Dangerous Haitian Expulsion Strategy Escalates the U.S. History of Illegal and Discriminatory Mistreatment of Haitians Seeking Safety in the United States
  3. National Immigrant Justice Center and Fwd.us, Pushing Back Protection: How Offshoring and Externalization Imperil the Right to Asylum
  4. UNHCR, News Comment by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on conditions and expulsions at US border
  5. Human Rights Watch, World Report 2021: Haiti
  6. U.S. Department of States, 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Haiti

Resources on Temporary Protected Status

Resources on Parole

Resources on Detention

Resources on Asylum

Resources on Border

Media Coverage