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The word on the street is that President Barack Obama is seriously weighing whether or not to reverse the Bush Administration’s decision to not grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitian immigrants living semi-openly in the US. Patrick Gaspard, the White House Director for Political Affairs, recently made a quick trip to Miami to confer with advocates for the Haitians and communicate the Administration’s concerns. How did we get there and will Obama do right by the Haitians?
In his inaugural speech on January 20, Barack Obama addressed mainly the expectations of the American people, but he had a few choice words for allies and foes abroad. What should Haitian leaders take away from his words? Two things: a warning and a promise.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff dispatched a letter to President René Préval of Haiti telling him that after carefully considering his request for the granting of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians living under the color of law in the United States, he would deny it. Chertoff signed the letter on December 19, but the letter was not sent to Haiti until 11 days later on December 30, according to reliable sources.
The Daily News broke the story that Patrick Gaspard will take over the White House political office that really got a bad name when Karl Rove presided over its operations. Times have indeed changed in America.
Ira Gollobin was a remarkable lawyer, a brilliant strategist, and a superb mentor and teacher. He did it all with deep humility that arose, not from false modesty, but from a profound understanding of a lawyer’s role in the political arena.
Raphael Denis will be exhibiting on August 2 and 3 at Emma’s Gallery in Brooklyn. The exhibit will also feature works by one of his proteges, Jocelyne Telson.
You and millions of others just like you have asked themselves this very question through the ages. No wonder, since some people are madly in love, others are obsessed with love, and still others are dying for love. The feeling, if that’s what it is, has inspired many to express themselves through the arts, be it plays, romance novels, dramas, music or poetry.
This week, The Washington Post published a 4-part series on healthcare delivery, or more importantly, the substandard healthcare delivered to immigrants detained under the draconian immigration rules enacted over the last 10 years to control immigration, and rid the US of persons (immigrants and non-immigrants) deemed undesirable or found to be in violation the law…. Read More ›