The 1199SEIU Haitian Caucus Celebrates Haitian Heritage Month
Uniting union members within SEIU & 1199 for political, educational and advocacy work on issues impacting the Haitian community.
ON 9TH ANNIVERSARY OF HAITIAN EARTHQUAKE, 1199SEIU LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO “PROTECT TPS, PROTECT DREAMERS”
New York, NY- 1199SEIU and a number of elected officials today launched a concerted effort to protect both recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as well as young people born in this country of undocumented parents (Dreamers). There are approximately 300,000 TPS recipients, including 26,000 New Yorkers. Many are Haitians, displaced by the devastating earthquake of 2009. 1199SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Maria Castaneda says deporting these recipients is sending them back to a country unable to absorb them. “Haitians who came after the 2009 earthquake have integrated into our communities, and have made positive contributions to our life and culture. Many have children.
HEALTHCARE WORKERS CONDEMN PLAN TO END TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR HAITIAN REFUGEES IN SIX MONTHS
In response to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s announcement today extending Temporary Protected Status for Haitian refugees for six months, Filaine Deronnette, Vice President of Health Systems at 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement:
On August 11, 1199SEIU members, including President George Gresham and Executive Vice President Monica Russo, joined 200 activists in front of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services office in Miami to demand just immigration policies for Haitians.