40,000 Cameroonians Currently at Risk of Deportation to Deadly, Dangerous Conditions Last week, following months of organizing and leadership from the Black immigrant advocacy community, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Hank Johnson (GA-04) introduced the Cameroon TPS Act of 2021. The bill would provide protection from deportation and work authorization for the estimated 40,000 Cameroonians… Continue »

New reporting highlights racist treatment of Black immigrants  In a piece for NPR, Marisa Peñaloza reports on the ongoing racism in the application of U.S. asylum policy and what Haitian migrants face in navigating a broken immigration system. Haitian immigrants are the most likely to be denied U.S. asylum, as thousands have been rejected entry… Continue »

Washington, DC – There’s a stark divide between what the Biden administration promised and what the administration is delivering on immigration, border, asylum and racial justice issues. Deportations of Haitians continue despite the deadly conditions on the ground; expulsions of asylum seekers without due process or an ability to seek asylum continue; and progress for… Continue »

In many respects, the Biden administration has failed Black migrants. Despite national uproar against the most recent images of Black Haitian migrants being abused by Border Patrol agents at the southern border, Biden continues to deport Haitian immigrants back to the instability they escaped. This is just one example of many policies that disproportionately harm… Continue »

Democrats in Congress, Advocates, and Civil Rights Leaders Condemn Biden Administration’s Decision to Continue Deportations “It’s gonna be a stain on this administration” Yesterday former special envoy to Haiti Daniel Foote testified in a briefing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in his first public comments since resigning in protest over the Biden Administration’s rapid… Continue »

OVERVIEW  The public has seen the devastating images of Haitian migrants being abused by Border Patrol agents on horseback. The images of Black refugees have reflected long-standing anti-Black policies within our immigration system. Less than 5% of Haitians at the border are granted asylum and left with an impossible decision: to stay in Mexico where… Continue »

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Senior State Department Official Resigns in Protest, Calling the Deportation of Haitians “Illegal” and “Inhumane” Washington, DC – Two recent resignations from the Biden administration were accompanied by powerful condemnations of the administration’s ongoing deportations of Haitians to a nation buckling under the strain of political violence, an earthquake’s devastation and climate-related disasters. To carry… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO-01) joined Black immigrant advocates and impacted Haitians on a press call to discuss the conditions immigrants face when deported back to Haiti. Earlier this year the Biden Administration redesignated Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) because conditions on the ground were… Continue »

Leading voices are condemning the Biden administration for continuing the mistreatment and deportation of Haitians. At a minimum, the Biden administration should halt all deportation flights to Haiti, a country the Biden administration itself has officially determined to be a country to which it is unsafe to deport migrants. There must also be a humanitarian… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “The news of renewed Haitian deportation flights is the type of morally indefensible news we would have expected from the Trump Administration, not the Biden Administration.” Washington, DC – The Haitian Bridge Alliance reported yesterday that the Biden Administration sent a new deportation flight to Haiti this week – an unconscionable development that… Continue »