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Nearly 100 organizations and networks nationwide agree that the following demands must be met in immigration reform: 1) The categories of family members that are eligible for visas should be expanded not contracted. The bill makes a major shift from family-based immigration to a “merit-based” system. This overturns a precedent of almost 40 years duration. In Read More

More than 3,700 Liberians living in the United States are breathing a sigh of relief at the news that U.S. President Barack Obama has granted an extension of the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status for eligible Liberians. The relieft from deportation was slated to expir on September 30. “I have determined that it is in Read More

There are many proposed amendments to Senate’s Immigration Reform bill. Some are great changes and some are hate-filled. However, we and allied communities already know what we’d like to change in the bill. It’s simple and it’s outlined in our 10 Demands for Fair, Just and Inclusive Immigration Reform Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee. On May 13th communities Read More

Post by Nunu Kidane, BIN Steering Committee, Director of Priority Africa Network  Among the many issues of contention in this year’s debate over Comprehensive Immigration Reform, particular focus has been paid to Diversity Visa. Does Diversity Visa in fact meant to “diversify” racial populations by allocating more visas to Black and Brown people? What is Read More

NATIONAL BLACK NETWORK CALLS FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS, NOT DIVISIVE RHETORIC THAT PITS AFRICAN-AMERICANS AGAINST IMMIGRANTS [WASHINGTON, DC] Citing a unique opportunity for unity rather than divisive rhetoric, the Black Immigration Network, (BIN), a national network of Black immigrants from across the African Diaspora and African Americans, rejects the mischaracterization and misinformation of the African American Read More

  Keeping children with their families should be a priority regardless of immigration status, says Congresswoman Karen Bass. (Photo/Getty Images) Opinion: Immigration reform must keep families together, protect children A core principle of immigration reform must be a focus on protecting children of undocumented immigrants, who through no fault of their own can end up being ripped Read More

Envisioning A World with Racial Justice and Migrant Rights Envisioning A World with Racial Justice Following three days of convening at the 2014  Black Immigration Network Kinship Assembly, these community-based movement leaders share their vision of movement building at the intersections amongst our kinship assembly. An intergenerational panel of movement leaders reflected on topics such as Read More

BLACK IMMIGRANTS AND CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS UNITE FOR HISTORIC RALLY FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM One Thousand Caribbean and African Immigrants Rally in DC to Demand that Their Distinct Needs Be Addressed in Policy WHAT: Black Communities for Immigrant Justice Rally WHO: An estimated 1000 Progressive African Americans and Black Immigrants from the Caribbean, African, Latin America and Read More

New American Media Covers Black Immigration Network Panel on Engaging African Immigrants On April 22, The Black Immigration Network partnered with University of Southern California’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration to present a panel on the sharp  increase of African immigrants migrating to California and what this means for engaging these communities in Read More

African-American and Black Immigrant Leaders Condemn the Government of Dominican Republic Ethnic Cleansing Decry Racist Policy Denationalizing Dominicans and Children of Haitian Migrants as a violation of Human Rights Approximately two weeks ago, an estimated 250,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent have been stripped of legal status due to a court decision that denationalizes generations of native and foreign-born Dominicans Read More

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