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Asylum Ban public comment

Blog March 27, 2023Submitted via: DelgadoActing DirectorBorder and Immigration PolicyOffice of Strategy, Policy, and PlansU.S. Department of Homeland Securitytelephone (202) 447-3459 Lauren Alder ReidAssistant Director, Office of...

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BAJI Celebrates Black Women

Blog By, Erica BaganzaAs March comes to a close, BAJI highlights a few Black women who are immigrants or descendants of immigrants. Like other Black women before them and presently, they faced and continue to face discrimination:  sexism, misogynoir, xenophobia,...

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An update from BAJI’s Communications Team

Blog By, BAJI Comms Our communications team works alongside our legal, policy, organizing and leadership team in advancing BAJI’s voice. What a year it has been! We are excited to share with you some of our work, and look forward to the new year!As the communications’...

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Investigating Border Patrol’s Abuse of Power in the 2020 George Floyd Uprising

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.

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Meet Maraky, BAJI’s LA organizer

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.

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When we see police, we see deportations

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.

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