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NY: Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Facility Type: Volunteer Camp
Status: Open

NYC, NY 00000
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This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary


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Despite our communities’ long history of fighting for human rights and dignity, racism still persists in U.S. laws and culture, which prevent communities of color from achieving social and economic justice. The national debate over immigrant rights is part of the current challenges to racial equity and human rights. The anti-immigrant movement has invigorated vocal opposition to fair and just immigration reform and to the gains of the Civil Rights Movement, such as affirmative action and voting rights. Black immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America experience racial discrimination as they navigate U.S. society and systems. They also face a more difficult immigration process and are racially profiled, leading to disproportionate rates of immigration detention and deportation. Among immigrant populations, black immigrants have the highest unemployment rates and earn the lowest wages, even though they are among the most educated.

The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) believes that a thriving multiracial democracy requires racial, social and economic justice for all. African Americans and black immigrants are stronger together and we can win by becoming leaders in the fight against structural racism and systemic discrimination. BAJI was formed to bring Black voices together to advocate for equality and justice in our laws and our communities.

The org's COVID-19 response is through the Black Folks fund:


Three organizations—Black Youth Project 100, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, and Decrim NY—collaborated to launch the NYC Black Folk Mutual Aid Fund, and is also launching a delivery service as well as trying to manufacture hard-to-find items, like hand-sanitizer.

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Created At: Wed Apr 08 19:41:54 +0000 2020
Updated At: Wed Apr 08 19:41:54 +0000 2020
Updated By: tfri

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