The Haiti Democracy Project hosts three Haitian senators and basketball great Samuel Dalembert in a tour of Washington power centers to press for extension of Temporary Protected Status.

Sen. Rigaud Bélizaire (Grand’Anse)   ·   Sen. Gracia Delva (Artibonite)   ·   Sen. Wilfrid Gélin (Central Plateau)

Last month, the Trump administration announced that the temporarily-protected status of some sixty thousand Haitians in the United States would end in eighteen months. The delegation will discuss the impact on stability in Haiti. The senators will be in Washington Tuesday afternoon, December 12 to Thursday, December 14, 2017. To keep them on message, Haitian basketball star Samuel Dalembert will join.

Another purpose of the visit will be to seek follow-up to our Seventh Senatorial Mission’s call on the U.S. government to fix the dam in Croix-des-Bouquets that the United States built in 2015 and which was damaged by Hurricane Matthew over a year ago. The irrigation enabled farmers to grow string beans and okra for mass consumption all over southern Haiti.

Schedule as of December 11:

Senatorial delegations of the Haiti Democracy Project

2007. Senators Evallière Beauplan, Edmonde Supplice Beauzile, François Fouchard Bergrome, Rudolph Boulos, Michel Clérié
2008. Sens. Beauzile, Boulos, and Evelyne Chéron (Ouest)
2011. Sens. Boulos, Francisco Delacruz (Central Plateau), and Mélius Hyppolite (Nord-Ouest)
2015. Senator Boulos
2016. Sen. Carl Murat Cantave (Artibonite)
2017. Sens. Wilfrid Gélin (Central Plateau) and Wanique Pierre (Nord-Est)
2017. Senator Boulos