The Haitian Americans United for Progress, Inc. (HAUP) has been serving the community for over 40 years. HAUP has been committed to helping individuals and families enhance their quality of life. HAUP is a multi-program organization, providing support for individuals who are seeking Immigration, Educational, and Health Services, while also assisting to those with Special Needs. HAUP offers a free, full day Pre-K program to students who are 4 years old. We have expanded over the years and currently offer a multitude of services throughout the entire Tri-State Area.


HAUP Offers TPS Re-Registration Assistance Gratis

New York, January 23, 2018 -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made official through the federal register the rules governing re-registration for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) by Haitians who already enjoy such protection and wish to extend their stay through July 2019. Such Haitians have until March 19, 2018 (about 2 months) to re-register.

During the re-registration period, Haitian-Americans United for Progress (HAUP) will provide legal assistance at no cost to those who seek its assistance and qualify. HAUP is very much aware that re-registration fees may be a great burden on families that have few financial resources. In light of this reality, HAUP has set up a TPS Solidarity Fund and encourages its members and the public to donate in order to offset some of the costs of re-registration to those who would otherwise be unable to afford the fees.

 To donate online, please click on this secure link: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5a62225e71c10b9a45014b1c  

You can also send a check to:
HAUP TPS Solidarity Fund
1971-17 Hillside Ave, Hollis, NY 11423

For additional information, please contact:
Elsie Saint-Louis, Executive Director (718) 527-3776


Statement of Elsie Saint-Louis
Executive Director

Haitian-Americans United for Progress

January 12, 2018, New York, NY -- President Donald Trump deployed his basic stock in trade, bigotry and xenophobia, to shut down discussions on immigration with members of Congress at a White House meeting yesterday, January 11. According to many participants, he used Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as the punching bag of the moment, denigrating them and their people in one of the most vulgar terms a white supremacist could have used towards immigrants and refugees of color.

Trump's disparaging remarks about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries are deeply disturbing. They betray profound racism and ignorance of the challenges these countries face, in part because of decades of misguided policies imposed by the United States over decades.

We applaud Rep Mia Love's response to the disparaging remarks. We call on her Congressional colleagues to condemn the President and join her call for an apology to the people of the countries that he denigrated.

To our Haitian brothers and sisters in the Diaspora and in Haiti, we say: be outraged, yes, but channel the outrage into productive and organized efforts to build bonds, strengthen community structures and develop sensible advocacy strategies on immigration, social issues and Haiti's future. Let's stay vigilant. Let's educate each other. Let's engage and let's topple racism and other obstacles that hold us back.

Since its inception more than 40 years ago, Haitian-Americans United for Progress (HAUP) has stood with Haitians seeking fairness, equal rights and political freedoms. We have come a long way since the days when Haitians were simply cast as "boat people," blamed for the HIV and AIDS outbreak in the United States, and quarantined in the American Naval Base at Guantanamo, Cuba because some were HIV+.

Throughout these unfortunate periods, we responded with decency and firm resolve. President Trump would like nothing better than to drag us all down into the sewer in which he seems to best wallow. We will not follow him down his cesspool.

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Jocelyn McCalla, Advocacy Coordinator
jmccalla@jmcstrategies.com | (917) 485-8129

 


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