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Haitian Immigrants in Detention

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed April 13, 2011

ICE is deporting people to Haiti, but you can request they not deport you!

In January, Immigration began deporting people to Haiti again.  Two planes of people have been deported already.  Another flight is expected to leave in May.

In April, Immigration said it will look at several factors before deciding which Haitians, of those who have lost their cases, will be deported. It will consider "humanitarian factors" (like how many years in the U.S., family in the U.S., health problems, or anything that makes return to Haiti very difficult) before deciding who to deport.

Here is Immigration's policy for Haitian deportations:

ICE Policy: Resumed Removals of Haitians

Immigration says it will also continue to follow this policy, from March 2, 2011.

ICE Policy: Civil Enforcement Action

 

Are You a Haitian immigrant in detention? 

Do you not have a lawyer?

Speak Creole?

Enpòtan

Si ou gen yon avoka, fè pa pran aksyon legal san konsiltasyon avoka ou.

Important

If you have a lawyer, do not take legal action without consulting your lawyer.

 

You Can Request that Immigration Not Deport You.

If you are in Immigration detention and do not have a lawyer, you can contact PAIR to learn if PAIR can help you file a request known as "Request for Deferral of Removal," or with other parts of your immigration case:

PAIR (Political Asylum & Immigration Representation Project)

254 Friend St, 5th Floor

Boston MA 02114

(617) 742-9296, ext. 4 or ext. 6

If you do not have a lawyer, you can use this sample "Request for Deferral of Removal" to ask Immigration to look at your case.

 

If you fear torture in Haiti, you can also move to reopen your case and ask for relief under the Convention Against Torture. Whether you are filing a Request for Deferral of Removal or a motion to reopen and request relief under the Convention Against Torture, you can include the information linked below with your request, describing the dangers of return to Haiti.

Pa bliye

Si ou gen yon avoka, piga nou pran aksyon legal san konsiltasyon avoka ou

Remember

If you have a lawyer, do not take legal action without consulting your lawyer.

Get Legal Help

Before you talk to USCIS always speak with an Immigration Specialist.

Get Legal Help

Before you talk to USCIS always speak with an Immigration Specialist.

 

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