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NATO to 'formally join' anti-ISIL coalition

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 20 min 27 sec ago
Member states of military alliance are set to officially join a US-led coalition fighting ISIL, diplomatic sources say.

Afghan plane forced to fly back after MPs miss flight

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 38 min 35 sec ago
MPs deny involvement, but aviation bosses open probe after Bamiyan-bound plane is forcefully diverted back to Kabul.

Trump budget cut would make UN work 'impossible'

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 1 hour 16 min ago
Proposed cuts would severely impact the world body's ability to continue its work, a spokesman for the UN chief says.

Embattled Michel Temer deploys troops to streets

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 2 hours 8 min ago
Fiery mass protest turns violent in Brasilia as President Michel Temer orders deployment of soldiers to restore order.

Manchester attack probe widens with arrests in Libya

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 3 hours 37 min ago
Bomber's father detained in Tripoli says 'everything was normal' with his son days before and he didn't belong to ISIL.

US warship challenges China's claims in South China Sea

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 4 hours 15 min ago
A first under President Trump, USS Dewey cruises past artificial island built by Beijing in move likely to rile China.

Donald Trump's budget losers

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 4 hours 55 min ago
The US military, veterans, a border wall, and space exploration all stand to gain from 10-year budget - but plenty to lose out as well.

Three dead confirmed in Jakarta double bombing

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 6 hours 32 min ago
Two explosions strike bus station in Indonesia's capital, killing three police officers and wounding 10 people.

Manchester attack suspect 'likely' did not act alone

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 7 hours 54 min ago
UK home secretary says suspected bomber 'likely' did not act alone as soldiers take on guard duties at key public sites.

Paul Pogba: 'We played for the people who died'

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 7 hours 56 min ago
Emotional victory for Manchester United in Stockholm followed a moment of silence in memory of the 22 killed in blast.

Nepal PM Pushpa Kumar Dahal steps down

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 9 hours 28 min ago
Dahal's departure from government follows threat by opposition Communist UML party to block his speech in parliament.

Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 9 hours 36 min ago
Visit comes after public disagreements between the two men over climate change, immigration and refugee policy.

Taiwan top court rules in favour of gay marriage

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 9 hours 36 min ago
Judges in small island nation say current laws violate constitutional rights, but conservatives angered by ruling.

Qatar to 'prosecute perpetrators' of QNA hacking

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 9 hours 39 min ago
Investigation launched into security breach by hackers who posted fake reports on the national news agency's platforms.

Al-Shabab claims deadly Mogadishu attack

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 9 hours 40 min ago
Mayor's spokesman confirms deaths of eight people, including a mother and her son, in explosion near police checkpoint.

Duterte considers martial law for entire Philippines

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 9 hours 56 min ago
Residents flee Mindanao's Marawi city as fighters reportedly behead a local police chief and take churchgoers hostage.

How to protect 'soft targets' after Manchester bombing?

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 10 hours 34 min ago
Unprecedented security measures taken across Britain after Monday's suicide attack at a Manchester concert arena.

You Just Saved 50,000 Haitians from Being Deported

Today 50,000 mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters and sons won a reprieve from being deported to Haiti, where they would have faced extremely difficult conditions.  The reprieve arrived via an announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians for another six months.  

You made this victory happen through your support for the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH). But six months is not enough- TPS is typically extended for 18 months at a time, and it is unlikely that the crises in Haiti that justified TPS will be resolved that soon.

 So we need you to help us build an even bigger movement for the next round.

The six-month extension is a victory for and by the Haitian community in the U.S. But it is also a victory for justice and against hate in the U.S.  Terminating TPS for Haitians was a test case for the broader assault on immigrant’s rights. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) could not deny that Haiti still suffers from its crises. So it tried to justify its recommendation to terminate TPS by demonizing the Haitian-American community as criminals and welfare cheats.   Right-wing media dutifully repeated these talking points.

This movement fought back against the powerful forces against us, and won. We won by insisting that our values include respect for the law and welcoming the TPS recipients who were working, raising families and contributing to their communities in the U.S. while finding shelter from the crises back home.

Your financial support for IJDH kept us on the front lines and in the back rooms of this fight.  We helped generate a raft of editorials, and letters from members of Congress from both parties. IJDH provided organizations large and small with the information, legal analysis and strategy developed in over two decades of work for human rights in Haiti and fair treatment of Haitians in the U.S. IJDH’s scrappy team of interns, volunteers and staff worked tirelessly in public and behind the scenes to nurture the movement. IJDH board members spoke out as political leaders and medical professionals. And so many friends and supporters in the wonderful IJDH community called Congress or DHS, signed petitions, and wrote letters to the editor!

This victory is yours!

We will keep fighting until we win a full extension, for Haitians, and for justice and against hate in the U.S.  By showing that demonizing communities and misapplying the law will not work against Haitians, we can and will set an example for other struggles to defend our values in the United States.

Today we won a victory, but we need to win more. You can ensure that this movement keeps marching forward. Would you make a  gift today of $500, $100 or $50? We promise that your financial contribution will be put to use immediately for justice.

In gratitude,

Brian Concannon

Refugees drown off Libya's Mediterranean coast

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 12 hours 43 min ago
Children among 34 reportedly dead after about 200 migrants and refugees fall off overloaded vessel while being rescued.

US army 'lost track of $1bn worth of arms'

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - 12 hours 58 min ago
Amnesty International urges the US and other countries to stop arms transfers that could fuel atrocities.
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