Haiti’s ambassador to the US said Monday that President Donald Trump’s recent comments about Haiti “hurt the country,” adding that he hopes the President will visit the nation.
Republican Rep. Mia Love has condemned Donald Trump’s comments describing Haiti and African nations as “s–thole countries,” calling the president’s words racist.
Pastor Maromy Samuel does not want members of his East Nashville congregation to uproot their lives and leave the U.S. Continue reading “Nashville Churches Hope for Divine Intervention as Haitian Congregants Face Losing Immigration Status in 2019”
Haiti is not prepared to receive 60,000 of its citizens who have been living in the United States under protected status since 2010 after an earthquake devastated the island nation, a missionary said. And some Haitian Christians in the U.S. are “terrified” they are being uprooted and forced to return. Continue reading “Under Trump, Haiti Quake Victims in U.S. Fear Being Forced to Return to Nation Not Prepared to Receive Them”
Watson Saint Fleur is 12 but he’s never attended a day of school. He’s toiled in hardship doing household chores and peddling plastic bags of drinking water along city streets noisy with motorbikes and trucks. Continue reading “Trump Administration’s Planned Deportations of Haitians Could Bring Increase of Child Servants”
Before the 17th annual Haitian-American Unity Parade began its march along Blue Hill Avenue Sunday, the crowd prayed together in a circle. Heads bowed, they considered the thousands of Haitians who could be deported if the federal government does not renew their temporary protected status.
Black immigrants are once again in the cross-hairs of the federal government’s racist and xenophobic immigration policies. Last week, via e-mails uncovered by the Associated Press, we learned that the Trump Administration is considering ending a detrimental humanitarian protection afforded thousands of Haitian immigrants, based on a ubiquitous, racist stereotype of Black migrants in particular — the myth of the Black criminal.
As a Christian, I’m called by my faith to stand with the vulnerable and love my neighbor. As president of Disciples Home Missions, I am grateful to demonstrate these values in my daily life and weekly ministries throughout the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S.