Blog By, Ronald ClaudeIn early June 2022, BAJI joined hundreds of organizations from around the world to protest the ninth Summit of the Americas. This is the only official convening of heads of state and high-level government officials in the western hemisphere...
The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) along with other immigrant rights organizations, including the American Immigration Council and the ACLU, are working on a pending lawsuit against Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to uncover the government’s role in domestic policing and disrupting the 2020 uprisings that erupted across the US following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.
Dear reader, BAJI is running a campaign to demand that the US Senate legislatively end Title 42. But first, some background.
For Women’s History Month, Lovette Kargbo Thompson, BAJI’s LA organizer was interviewed by Sophia Qureshi of 285 South about her work supporting Black immigrants in the South.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Black communities have been hit hardest with little to no systematic support. Although many grassroots efforts emerged and were life-affirming, when grave illness hits, you’re forced to turn to the systems that fail you. At BAJI, I have found what it means to love and care for all Black people.
The disproportionate representation of Black immigrants in deportation systems is a result of the same racist policing of communities that are rooted in slavery and continue to harm African Americans. The reality is that racial profiling and policing funnels Black immigrants into the criminal legal system resulting in deportations.