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.