Press Releases

ADVOCATES APPLAUD BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S DESIGNATION OF LIBERIA FOR DED, PROTECTING UPWARDS OF 10,000 LIBERIAN IMMIGRANTS

DED provides work permits and protection from deportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2021
Press contacts: Assefash Makonnen, African Communities Together,
assefash@africans.us and Bethelhem Teame Negash, UndocuBlack Network,
bethelhem@undocublack.org.

Citizenship As Coronavirus Relief

January 22, 2021

The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader
United States Senate
U.S. Capitol Building Washington, D.C. 20510

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House
United States House of Representatives U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Majority Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi,

New Report Shows Professional Licenses Out of Reach for New York’s African Hair Braiders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2020

Contacts:
Assefash Makonnen, African Communities Together, assefash@africans.us
Erin Markman, Take Root Justice, emarkman@takerootjustice.org; 650-814-7577

New Report Shows Professional Licenses Out of Reach for New York’s African Hair Braiders

Research Led by African Hair Braiders Details Barriers Faced When Pursuing Professional Licenses, Lays Out A Vision For Change

Recruiting Equal Justice Works Fellowship Applicant

African Communities Together (ACT) is seeking a law student in the class of 2020 or a recent law school graduate who has not held a full-time, permanent public interest attorney position to jointly apply for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship starting in the fall of 2021.

Please see the announcement for more information and how to apply. 

Press Release: Black Immigrant Organizations and Civil Rights Groups Applaud the National Defense Authorization Act's Pathway to Permanent Residency for Liberian Immigrants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 20, 2019 

 

BLACK IMMIGRANT ORGANIZATIONS AND CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS  APPLAUD THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT’S PATHWAY TO PERMANENT RESIDENCY FOR LIBERIAN IMMIGRANTS

Press Release: BLACK IMMIGRANT ORGANIZATIONS APPLAUD CONGRESSIONAL MOVE TOWARDS PROVIDING LIBERIAN IMMIGRANTS WITH IMMEDIATE PATH TO PERMANENT STATUS 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 13, 2019

Contact:

Assefash Makonnen,  African Communities Together

1 (646) 504-6103; assefash@africans.us

Brian Erickson (Camino PR), UndocuBlack Network

1 (631) 459-2173; brian@caminopr.com 
 

BLACK IMMIGRANT ORGANIZATIONS APPLAUD CONGRESSIONAL MOVE TOWARDS PROVIDING LIBERIAN IMMIGRANTS WITH IMMEDIATE PATH TO PERMANENT STATUS 

Press Release: 'It is Now Law' Black Immigrant Organizations and Civil Rights Groups Applaud the National Defense Authorization Act's Pathway to Permanent Residency for Liberian Immigrants

For Immediate Release

'IT IS NOW LAW' BLACK IMMIGRANT ORGANIZATIONS AND CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS  APPLAUD THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT’S PATHWAY TO PERMANENT RESIDENCY FOR LIBERIAN IMMIGRANTS

September 24, 2019

Contact:

Assefash Makonnen, African Communities Together, assefash@africans.us 

PRESS RELEASE – African Communities Together Joins Lawsuit To Stop Trump Administration “Public Charge” Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Trump “Public Charge” Regulation Unlawful, Lawsuit Claims

Nonprofits aim to block policy targeting millions of families of color

 

ACT on Change to Diversity Visa Online Application Form

Recently, the State Department announced a change to the Diversity Visa (DV) online application that would require applicants to provide their current passport information.  In the past, someone who wanted to register for DV didn't need a passport until he/she was selected to actually apply for the visa (only 100,000 out of the roughly 14 million applicants are selected to apply for a diversity visa.) This allowed applicants to avoid the expense and log

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