Category: Blog

The History of this Site: Black Immigrant Network first appeared on the web in 2011, describing itself as a national network of organizations serving black immigrants and African American communities by focusing on fair and just immigration among other social issues. It looks like the website went off line in late 2017, and that searches Read More

Post by Trina Jackson, Coordinator, Network of Immigrants and African Americans in Solidarity (NIAAS) and BIN Steering Committee Member As soon as next week, we can expect proposed legislation on the long-awaited Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). One of our central demands as a movement is a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 undocumented immigrants Read More

During this engaging webinar panelists will discuss the current components of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) and how it may impact Black Immigrant and African American communities. Panelists will also provide informative analysis on the current immigration enforcement landscape; U.S. racism and how it informs the immigrant experience; and the root causes of global migration. This webinar will help diverse Read More

Blog post by Amanda Jackson, BIN Steering Committee Member In honor and recognition of International Migrants Day, the Black Immigration Network (BIN) is highlighting a necessary and critical element in the national dialogue on immigration—racial equity. For much of the recent immigration dialogue, black immigrants have not been a part of that conversation in constructive and meaningful Read More

5 Fast Facts About Black Immigrants in the United States   source AP Original Post By Center for American Progress Recent weeks have seen a positive shift in the conversation on immigration reform, with prominent voices in both parties pushing for a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. But Read More

BIN Recoognizes International Migrants Day Black Struggles in a Global Context – Kinship Action Call Recap The 2014 Migrants Day Call was very informative and gave a much needed perspective on the intersection of migrant rights, racial justice, state violence, gender issues and our very urgent need to organize. Call to Action! – Sign and Endorse the Read More

December 18 is International Migrants Day. At the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development in October 2013, Member States unanimously adopted a Declaration which emphasized the need to respect the human rights of migrants and to promote international labor standards. The Declaration strongly condemns manifestations of racism and intolerance and stresses the need to improve public perceptions of migrants Read More

International Human Rights Activist Nunu  Kidane Shares Updates from World Social Forum At least 70,000 delegates representing more than 4,000 grassroots movements and organisations from 128 countries are participating in the five-day forum, which serves as an human rights centered space to counter  the Davos World Economic Forum, where top political leaders and business elites meet Read More

The Black Immigration Network (BIN) works to promote just migration policies and practices grounded in racial and gender equity domestically and internationally, serves to strengthen the relationship and build solidarity between all people of African descent regardless of place of birth, and intentionally seeks to end the negative impact of economic globalization that is the Read More

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