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Dear ,

We will win. In times like these, when our communities are facing multiple threats to our safety, our health and dignity, it can be hard to remember. But the truth is that we will overcome. As we enter Black History Month, we are reminded of the resistance and resilience of our people throughout history. And the Black Alliance for Just Immigration is leading Black resistance into the future. Calling on the faith that the dark past has taught us, we are encouraged by the hard fought victories in the ongoing struggle for Black liberation, here in the U.S. and throughout the globe. The courage of our ancestors inspires us to continue the fight. With your help, our victory is certain

We give Black communities the tools they need to be leaders in the fight for racial justice and migrant rights. Read and share this update as a resource and continue to support BAJI's vitally important work by making a one-time donation or becoming a sustaining monthly donor today.
Memo: Read and share BAJI's summary and analysis of the Executive Orders targeting immigrants and refugees

3 Tips for Immigrants and Refugees at Risk

Here are the three most important tips for every immigrant, including Legal Permanent Residents (green card holders), when being confronted by a law enforcement officer, including ICE or local police, regarding their immigration status:

  1. Remain Silent! - Anything you say could be used against you, so it’s best to stay silent until you can speak with your attorney.
  2. Don’t sign anything. - You may be told that it is for the best, but these forms presented to you may revoke your visa or your residency status.
  3. Ask for a lawyer. - These are legally binding situations, and you need to have representation present.
This guidance is available in English, Spanish, Kreyol, French and Arabic for download from the BAJI Blog and shareable from social media on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Read BAJI's statement condemning this administration's attack on immigrants. Sharing these tools is a way to fight back. 

Download: Black Immigration Network Guide to Visiting Detainees

As you may have read in BAJI's The State of Black Immigrants report, “Black immigrants are disproportionately represented among detained immigrants facing deportation in immigration court on criminal grounds.” Visitation reinforces bonds and connections with loved ones and the outside community. As the number of Black immigrants in detention rapidly increases, the  Black Immigration Network is developing a Detainee Support Program to provide culturally responsive and language accessible support to kinfolk experiencing detention. Download this two-part guide to understand how to locate immigrants in detention for family members and visitors, and get the basics on how to create a visitation initiative.

Support the Black Immigrant Defense Fund
BAJI created the Black Immigrant Defense Fund to support our ongoing work including advocacy, training, legal defense and detainee outreach and support across the U.S. Learn more and donate to support communities in crisis.

BAJI and other Black Perspectives on Migrant Rights in the News

BAJI x OkayAfrica Team Up to Resist in Style!

Purchase the new IMmigrant t-shirt available in the OkayAfrica shop and 100% of the profits will be donated to Black Alliance for Just Immigration. Look good, feel good and fight the power.


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