Summary of “Finding True North”

Like most Haitians crossing into Canada last summer, Samuel and Darline had entered the United States legally, flying in with five-year tourist visas.
For Haitians who do not speak French, at some points there are Haitian Creole interpreters.
So did Maison d’Haiti, a 46-year-old organization now housed in a modern, windowy, art-filled space that bustled last fall with Haitian men, women, and children, picking up and dropping off clothing and diapers, standing in line to get help with things like filling out asylum applications, or grabbing a Haitian meat pastry in the organization’s café.
A few blocks away, on Boulevard Crémazie, is CPAM, one of several Haitian radio stations here, and down the street is a towering, shining example of Haitian success in Montréal.
“The Haitian community is very well organized here in Québec.” He says Haitians generally thrive more here.
“Second of all, the Haitian community is more financially secure here than in Boston or even New York or Miami if you look at the percentage of Haitians doing well. So it’s easier for them to help others when they’re doing well.”
With the Trump administration’s announcement on November 20 that TPS for Haitians will end in July 2019, officials in Canada prepared for more Haitian asylum-seekers, with 27 winterized trailers – able to accommodate 200 people – set up at the border.
The estimated 3,200 undocumented Haitians living in Canada at the time were given almost two more years to apply for permanent residency without threat of removal, and most have been able to get permanent residency through “H&C,” or humanitarian and compassionate grounds, which takes into consideration the ties one has forged to Canada while living here.

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