The Haitian Immigrant Bail Assistance Project (HIBAP) is an organization that was formed with the realization that there is a paucity of resources for Haitian immigrants in the United States. One of HIBAP’s goals is to raise awareness about Haitian immigrants’ experiences in the U.S. We hope to address the struggles of Haitian and Black Immigrants, who are also less represented and whose voices are often less heard in the field of immigrant advocacy work.
HIBAP works mainly to assist Haitian immigrants in deportation and removal proceedings. HIBAP helps those immigrants who cannot afford to pay bail/bond.
The Mission of HIBAP is to provide support and encouragement to immigrants fighting for their fundamental rights. HIBAP wants justice and fairness in the immigration system, so that immigrants facing deportation/removal and certain grounds for exclusion may have access to representation and a fair trial. HIBAP believes that justice has no borders, and that immigrants should be treated equally and fairly regardless of their citizenship status or lack thereof. It is our goal to see that no individual or particular group be denied [human] rights or be treated disparately because they hail from a particular country, ethnicity, and/or community.
Why We Care
Haitian Immigrants’ Rights To Due Process Has Always Been Violated
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Your Generosity gives hope to women and men who have been deprived of their fundamental rights. Your donation provides bond/bail payments to those Haitian immigrants sitting in detention in a state of isolation and ignorance while facing some of the worst inhumane conditions.
What we see happening are detained Haitians spending months to years in detention -many times no one even knows they are there. During those periods, they are subjected to physical, mental, and emotional abuses. In addition to those already existing practices of indefinite detention for Haitian immigrants, Haitians in detention get deported without a fair opportunity to petition their case.
The experiences of Haitian immigrants in immigration detention are truly heartbreaking. With your generous support we can help give them a voice.