Family Reunification Parole Program

Feb 26, 2013

Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (F.A. N.M. ) is leading the campaign for Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program .

F.A.N.M.  has been organizing locally and nationally for 28 months in favor of Haitian Family Reunification Parole for Haitians. Our position is that DHS should create a “Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program” or start promptly paroling some of the 105,193 Haitian beneficiaries of DHS-approved family-based visa petitions whose wait time in Haiti averages 4 to 11 years.

Since the January 2010 earthquake, many including the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and the Global Development Fund have urged DHS and the President to create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (FRPP) to promptly parole these DHS-approved beneficiaries into the United States.  

This would save lives, reunite families, and speed recovery by generating additional remittances to thousands in Haiti. Under DHS’s recently renewed Cuban FRPP, over 30,000 beneficiaries have been paroled since 2009 alone.  No congressional action is needed to parole approved Haitians.  The measure has bi-partisan support, yet while President Obama is addressing all other issues including gay marriage, he’s ignored all pleas for HFRPP.  Our message to President Obama is: We may not have millions but we have our votes.  Approve the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program now.

Our question to President Obama is:  If not now, when?

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