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The Haitian Studies Association supports scholarship on Haiti and provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas and knowledge in order to inform pedagogy, practice, and policy about Haiti in an international community.

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Haitian Studies Association Responds to Donald Trump

January 13, 2018


On the 8th anniversary of the Earthquake of 2010 which caused the death of more than two hundred thousand people in Haiti, Haitians, people of Haitian origin, and friends of Haiti discussed the offensive remarks of the President of the United States Donald J. Trump with sadness and anger. The American press reported that while engaged in negotiations over reforming American immigration laws with a bipartisan group of senators, the President of the United States Donald J. Trump called Haiti a “shithole.” In addition, the President allegedly rejected the Senators’ proposal to grant residency to Haitian beneficiaries of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) by asking “Why do we need more Haitians?” and he concluded, “Take them out.”

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