Immigrant Groups Join Forces Demanding Biden End Title 42 and Unlawful Expulsions of Bla

Updated: Sep 23

Nationwide - Haitian Bridge Alliance, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, RAICES, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, Transgender Law Center, Immigrant Defenders Law Center and Human Rights First are joining forces in a live conversation to raise the alarm on the ongoing racial discrimination, inhumane treatment and mass expulsions of people from Haiti and other Black migrants seeking safety in the United States.

What: End Title 42: First-hand Accounts From Black Immigrants and Advocates on the Frontlines, a livestream discussion

***Please email media@raicestexas.org to submit questions for media Q&A by 5pm ET on Wednesday 6/29.***

Who: Black migrants impacted by Title 42, as well as legal and policy experts

When: Thursday, June 30 at 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT

Where:

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Details: White supremacy and anti-Blackness are ingrained in this country’s history and immigration system. We must bring attention to the voices and experiences of people who have been directly impacted by these policies, so we can put an end to these inhumane practices that are causing needless pain, trauma, violence and death, especially and disproportionately to Black immigrants.

This panel will expose the disparate and disproportionate effect that Biden’s immigration policies have on Black immigrant and refugee lives. We will hear from Black immigrants, including an LGBTQIA+ identifying asylum seeker who was stuck in Mexico and is now in the U.S, as well as a Haitian family that was expelled to Haiti under Title 42 and has since returned to the northern Mexico border seeking safety again. Attorneys and advocates will also discuss the disparate treatment that they have witnessed between Black and non-Black people who are in desperate need of protection. Haitian Kreyol and English interpretation services will be provided during the livestream.

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The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. Learn more at Raicestexas.org.

Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) is a national organization that fights for the rights of African American and Black migrants through organizing, legal advocacy, research, policy, and narrative building to improve the conditions of Black communities by advancing racial justice and migrant rights.

Haitian Bridge Alliance, Inc.: (HBA) also known as “The BRIDGE” is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization that advocates for fair and humane immigration policies and provide migrants and immigrants with humanitarian, legal, social services, with a particular focus on black migrants, the Haitian community, women & girls, LGBTQA+ individuals, survivors of torture and other human rights abuses. HBA works to elevate the issues that Black migrants are facing to build more solidarity and collective movement toward policy change.

Las Americas is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing high-quality legal services to low income immigrants in El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juarez, MX. Since its founding in 1987, Las Americas has served close to 50,000 persons, with a strong focus on women, children, families, the LGBTQ+ community and asylum seekers.

Transgender Law Center changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

Immigrant Defenders Law Center (ImmDef) is a next-generation social justice law firm that defends our immigrant communities against injustices in the legal system. We envision a future where no immigrant will be forced to face an unjust immigration system alone. Our programs are a first step towards the long-term goal of providing universal representation to all immigrants facing deportation. ImmDef is now the largest non‐profit, pro bono provider of deportation defense in California with offices in Los Angeles, Adelanto, Riverside, Santa Ana, and San Diego.

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