Tag: Haiti

Trump Administration Bars Haiti From Guest-Worker Visa Program

The Department of Homeland Security has removed Haiti from a list of countries eligible for a program granting U.S. visas to low-skilled workers, Reuters reports. The Trump administration announced the news less than a week after President Trump questioned why the U.S. would want immigrants from Haiti in a meeting where he reportedly called Haiti…

Trump Denies Calling Haiti, African Countries ‘Shitholes’

President Trump on Friday denied referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as “shithole countries” during a bipartisan meeting with senators on Thursday. A Democratic aide told NBC News that lawmakers were in the Oval Office discussing changes to the visa lottery system when talk turned to immigrants from Africa and Trump asked why…

Trump Admin Gives 59,000 Haitians 18 Months To Leave The U.S.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke announced Monday that roughly 59,000 Haitians living in the United States who have been protected from deportation since 2010 have 18 months to leave the United States. Haitians who came to the U.S. after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010 have been safe under a program known as…

Hurricane Matthew May Hit Florida As Category 4 [VIDEO]

Officials were bracing for Hurricane Matthew to hit Florida, as the storm was expected to regain Category 4 strength before making landfall. At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Matthew was located about 65 miles northwest of Cuba and was making its way north. The storm has killed nine people so far and left a damaged Haiti, still…

Hurricane Matthew Strikes Haiti, Heading To Florida [VIDEO]

Hurricane Matthew touch ground in Haiti Tuesday morning and is on the road to Cuba and the US. On Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of Haitians huddled in evacuation shelters as 145 mile per hour winds lashed the impoverished island nation, killing at least three people and prompting cruise ships to change course. The governors of…

Hurricane Matthew: โ€˜Deadlyโ€™ Floods Expected In Jamaica And Haiti

Hundreds of Guantanamo Bay employees were evacuated as Hurricane Matthew tore through the Caribbean on Sunday with 145 mile-per-hour winds. The fierce storm is expected to slam Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, with the first effects already felt Sunday night and meteorologists warning of rainfall totals of as much as 40 inches. The U.S. National…

Haitians face deportation from Dominican Republic [VIDEO]

About 500,000 legally stateless people could be sent to Haiti on June 17th. Only 300 of 250,000 Dominican Haitians applying have received permits. Yesenia Originรฉ has never been to Haiti and has no interest in going.She was born in the Dominican city of San Pedro de Macorรญs to Haitian parents. But because she has no…