Recording of the call can be found here    Ahead of Juneteenth, advocates joined a press call to address the shifting immigration landscape and called on the Biden administration to address the ways that immigration singles out Black migrants for incarceration and deportation and the unique challenges Black immigrants face.  Please join The Haitian Bridge… Continue »

David Leopold: “A welcome first step” The Biden administration is taking steps to undo and repair some of the most cruel elements of the Trump era immigration. Trump’s cruelty towards immigrants remains a moral stain on the nation and one of the reasons he was rejected by the multiracial majority in America. In recent days,… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here Earlier today, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) joined advocates and Black immigrants to discuss the unique challenges Black immigrants face and the broken systems that perpetuate anti-Blackness in immigration. In the early days of the Biden administration, the disparate impact of our broken immigration, refugee and… Continue »

A report from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey found that the civil rights of immigration detainees were violated in Bristol County jail. The report is the result of the investigation of an incident on May 1, 2020 where officers, including Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, used excessive force and “acted with deliberate indifference to a significant risk… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here  Earlier today, members of Pauline Binam’s family joined her lawyers, immigration justice advocates, and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to discuss her case and the allegations of widespread abuse in ICE detention facilities. After congressional intervention and mass public outcry earlier this week, Pauline Binam… Continue »

Trump’s Dehumanization of Immigrants “Sets the Tone In Which These Kinds Of Serious Human Rights Abuses Are Allowed To Happen”   For almost four years in office and since the day he announced his campaign, Donald Trump has systematically dehumanized immigrants. He degrades them with his words and persecutes them with his actions. He has… Continue »

New and horrifying allegations of forced hysterectomies at an ICE detention facility in Georgia must be investigated swiftly and thoroughly. This cannot be treated as just another outrage. This is the kind of demonization and abuse that must be exposed, repudiated and punished.   Yesterday, several legal advocacy groups filed a whistleblower complaint on behalf of… Continue »

“We should be proud of a nation that will find the racial incitement and divisiveness we will likely see from the President in the coming days and weeks as inconsistent with the nation   Two weeks ago today, the Supreme Court ruled that the President had unlawfully ended the enormously popular DACA program in 2017.… Continue »

Will Trump and Miller Restart Cruel Family Separation Policy?   On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the Trump administration must release 124 children who have been held for more than 20 days in family detention facilities. Judge Gee’s ruling cited the threat of COVID-19 and insufficient protections in the crowded facilities,… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here   Earlier today, Black immigrant leaders and experts gathered on a press call to speak on the Black immigrant experience and focus in specifically on their exposure to continued unjust detention of Black immigrants across the country. Facing a public health pandemic that disproportionately impacts Black communities… Continue »