Op-ed: I became a U.S. citizen thanks to this little-known federal program

The Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act is a litmus test for future programs.


SEP. 13, 2021 5:27 PM PT 

Kiazolu is an assistant professor of Global and International Studies at University of California, Irvine and a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethnic Studies at UC San Diego. She is a staff member at African Communities Together and a member of the UndocuBlack Network, which both provide resources for Liberians seeking LRIF and lives in Los Angeles.

NBC News: Black Immigrants Left Out of Policy Decisions

Black immigrants have been left out of policy decisions for too long, organizers say

President Joe Biden recently vowed to put $107 billion toward immigration initiatives. Organizers say it’s time those efforts prioritize Black immigrants.

Black immigrants push for protections as Juneteenth is honored

By Suzanne Monyak

Posted June 18, 2021 at 12:07pm

Hours before President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday, advocates seeking humanitarian protections for undocumented immigrants from Black nations ramped up calls for action.

“Today, as we are looking into celebrating Juneteenth, we want to take the time to honor our ancestors who paid the price for us to be here,” Guerline Jozef, president of the Haitian Bridge Alliance, said on a press call.

WCNY: Language Barriers to Government Services (Amaha Kassa)

Breaking down language barriers to government services


February 5, 2021

Feb. 5, 2021 – For many New Yorkers, English is not their native language which can lead to them not getting the help or resources they need. We discussed the issue with Amaha Kassa, Executive Director of African Communities Together.

Virginia Immigrants Hit Hard By Pandemic Fear Eviction, Housing Squeeze

Virginia Immigrants Hit Hard By Pandemic Fear Eviction, Housing Squeeze

Pam Fessler

The Southern Towers apartment complex in Alexandria, Va., —right outside Washington, D.C.,—is like a city. It has five massive high-rise apartment buildings, along with its own bank, dry cleaners, and 7-Eleven.


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