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Liberian DED Hearing

On October 9, 2019, African Communities Together joined fellow "African Communities Together v. TRUMP" plaintiffs UndocuBlack Network and 15 Liberian DED holders, to rally and advocate for Liberian DED holders as the first hearing is held at the District Court in Worcester, MA. 

Trump Announces ICE Raids

US: Undocumented immigrants, advocates prepare for mass ICE raids

Trump confirms mass raids on immigrant communities in 10 major cities are set to begin this weekend.

by Martin de Bourmont
13 Jul 2019

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/undocumented-immigrants-advocates-prepare-mass-ice-raids-190712215610835.html

World Refugee Day 2019: No Kids in Cages

On June 20th, 2019, 

 

Jamal Khashoggi Report, World Refugee Day, Juneteenth by Paul DeRienzo (WBAI)

https://www.wbai.org/articles.php?article=3758

HUNDREDS PROTEST THE DEATHS OF IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES IN ICE/CBP DETENTION AT THE THIRD ANNUAL WORLD REFUGEE DAY RALLY AND MARCH IN NYC by Erik McGregor

Hundreds Rally In Support of "Green Light" Immigrant License Bill

By Evan Sery 
PUBLISHED 5:25 PM ET May. 21, 2019

There are a lot of rules on the road. The simplest, perhaps: You need a license to drive.

It's not so simple, though, for undocumented immigrants, who cannot obtain a license in New York.

Hundreds rallied at the state Capitol on Tuesday in an effort to change that, lobbying for the passage of the "Green Light New York" bill.

African Communities Together Sues Trump Over Liberian DED

On March 8, 2019, African Communities Together, Undocublack Network, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Lawyers for Civil Rights, and 15 individuals, sued the Trump Administration for the administration's decision to end Liberian DED in March 2018. Here is a round-up of articles on the lawsuit from March 8, 2019- March 9, 2019:

Trump administration is sued over Liberian immigrant program

African Immigrants and Deportation in the Age of Trump

“A lot of us go from being kind of high status in Africa to being on the bottom of the racial and ethnic totem pole here in the US,” said Amaha Kassa, the director of African Communities Together. “We find out pretty quickly that no matter the color of your passport, in America, the color of your skin is black.”

https://popula.com/2018/08/31/it-was-like-there-was-a-fog-in-the-sky-onl...

ACT City of Refuge Action in the News

From March 28-29, 2017, ACT organised City of Refuge: 24 hours of action for refugees at Trinity Church in downtown Manhattan in coalition with 40 labor, social justice and immigrant rights organisations. The actions included rallies in front of the Trump Building on Wall Street and at Foley Square, a 'refugee tent city,' teach-ins, a ceremony at the African Burial Ground and an interfaith prayer service. The event was covered by over 20 media outlets. Below is a selection of some of this news coverage.

NBC: "Immigrants, Supporters take to streets in refugee day of action."

ACT in NY Observer on Executive Orders

"Audu Kadiri, a community organizer with ACT, said that African immigrants have a responsibility to “resist, to organize and fight,” noting that the issue of refugee settlements particularly affects Africans."

http://observer.com/2017/02/advocates-predict-more-growth-of-detention-c...

ACT Talks Election Impact with PRI

ACT members and staff were interviewed for a recent piece on Public Radio International's The World about the impact of the election on Africans, Muslims, and black immigrants:

https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-01-27/black-and-muslim-some-african-imm...

 

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