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Virtual Congressional Briefing on the 'Mistreatment & Racism against Haitian Migrants in Del Rio'

On Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 Haitian Bridge Alliance, UndocuBlack Network, Justice Action Center & Communities United for Status & Protection (CUSP) held a Congressional Staff briefing on the unique challenges Black immigrants face. The briefing was to commemorate the events that occurred in Del Rio, Texas, one year ago, where Haitians fleeing environmental disaster and political instability arrived to exercise their legal and human right to seek asylum and safety.

For two weeks, they were subjected to horrid conditions and racist abuse, captured by the now iconic photo of men on horseback chasing migrants with reins. This has been followed by a sharp increase in mass expulsions of Haitians —more than 24,000 people—including infants as young as nine-days-old, since the publication of the now infamous photo.

Policy advocates and directly impacted individuals will delve into the rampant anti-Blackness and subsequent criminalization of Blackness more generally in this country, the racist and xenophobic origins at the core of the US’s immigration system, and how these dynamics intersect in an especially destructive way in the lives of Black immigrants.

Supplemental Bill Webinar

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For the last several months, our lawmakers have been negotiating a security supplemental bill to provide more funds to carry out the U.S. military interests in exchange for decimating our already flawed immigration system. At a time when our communities are struggling to make ends meet, our representatives are considering a $66 billion dollar bill to fund genocide, detention centers and more enforcement of our communities.

This webinar features speakers from African Communities Together, the UndocuBlack Network, the National Network for Arab American Communities and Adhikaar breaking down the supplemental security bill, the return of Trump-era anti-immigrant policies and how we collectively organize and stand for human rights!