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Law School Clinics Release Report Documenting the Devastating Consequences of U.S. Deportations to Haiti Report argues that returning people to post-earthquake Haiti violates human rights   ORAL GABLES, FL (February 16, 2015) – A report documenting the failure of the United States to safeguard the human rights of those it deports to post-earthquake Haiti has been released by Read More

National “Kinship Assembly” to Unite Black Immigrants and African-Americans Issues including immigration reform, voting rights and economic justice to be discussed [Miami, FL – May 9, 2014] From May 23rd- 25th, 2014, an estimated 150 community leaders from across the country will gather in Miami to discuss racial justice and immigrant rights. Hosted by the Black Immigration Network Read More

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announce the next round of HFRP invitations will take place in mid-late November. Read the full announcement and learn about the Reunite Haitian American Families campaign led by Black Immigration Network members that helped make this program possible. Read More

BLACK IMMIGRANT AND AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERS RESPOND TO 5th CIRCUIT REJECTING DEFERRED ACTION APPEAL RENEW CALLS FOR REAL SOLUTIONS TO BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM, RAISE CONCERNS OF  BLACK IMMIGRANTS [New York, NY – November 10, 2015] On Monday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling blocking President Obama’s expanded deferred Read More

From BAJI-NYC Organzer Ben Ndugga-Kabuye, reflections on the impact of globalization on Black communities.  “The world is not any smaller now than it ever was. Our lives may just be larger now, stretched, fuller some how. That is one way to explain a process that has many names, one being globalization. At the tail end Read More

The Black Immigration Network continues to engage in the US to raise awareness of the plight of migrants and refugees globally and advocate to uphold the human rights of all. As the United Nations reports, displacement is at an all time high, with a record 59.5 million people forcibly displaced by conflict. Today one in every 122 humans is now Read More

January 2016 Policy Update: BIN POLICY UPDATE REGARDING ICE RAIDS In December, while many of us were opening presents, the Obama administration announced a new wave of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids targeting Central American families with final deportation orders. And in the first week of the new year, these  raids have swept across the country, Read More

A group of Black Lives Matter activists reflect on the lessons they learned during a recent solidarity trip to Cuba   By Anita, Chapter Coordinator and Community Organizer with Black Lives Matter, Amity, the BYP100 NYC Communications Co-chair, Shannon, organizer with NYC Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Outreach Director for 2013 documentary film Black Read More

The Black Immigration Network is a national network of over 40 organizations as well as individuals leading and serving black immigrant and African American communities who are focused on supporting fair and just immigration, as well as economic and social policies that benefit these communities and all communities of color in order to create a more Read More

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated the “Welcome to America” guidebook . The guide is published by USCIS with practical informaiton to help immigrants learn about life in the United States. It also contains basic civics information that introduces information regarding the U.S. system of government. Free copies are available for download in 14 languages. Several language Read More

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