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HAITIAN-AMERICAN GRASSROOTS COALITION - HAGC: PRIZE and AWARDS

  • The Haitian-American Grassroots Coalition (HAGC) has won many awards for its accomplishments during the past ten years.  In 1998, the Miami-Dade County Commission issued a special award to HAGC for its Haitian immigration advocacy initiative which resulted in the U.S Congress to enact the Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) of 1998, a landmark legislation that provided some 49,500 Haitian Refugees the right to adjust their immigration status in the U.S as a way to remedy for two decades of blatant discrimination of the Office of Immigration Service (INS) against Haitian Asylum Seekers. 

 

  • The City of North of Miami issued a proclamation to HAGC in 2002 for its  staunch advocacy for the US Census 2000 in getting Haitian nationals counted in the decennial census.

 

  • The United States Census issued a certificate of recommendation to HAGC for its dedicated efforts and leadership to get Haitian nationals in the U.S to participate actively in the U.S 2000.

 

  • In 2003, the City of Miami selected the Haitian-American Grassroots Coalition as the leading organization to provide guidance and leadership to the Haitian Bicentennial Committee, a city board whose task was to help coordinate the celebration of Haiti's bicentennial.  Among the top accomplishments of the Haitian Bicentennial Committee is the erection of a life size statue of Toussaint Louverture in Little Haiti. 

 

  • In 2003, the Western Union recognized HAGC;s immigration advocacy works for Haitian immigrants and other immigrants in the United States.

 

  • In 2004, the City of Miami issued a proclamation to HAGC for its role in implementing a one year of different activities for the celebration of the Haiti's Bicentennial.

 

  • In 2007, the New York Based the Haitian-American Business Network issued to HAGC the organization's annual community service award for providing leadership in advancing the plight for Haitian-Americans in the United States.