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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

 

On World Refugee Day, Hundreds Protest the Deaths of Immigrants and Refugees in ICE/CBP Detention

For Immediate Release                                                                       Thursday, June 20, 2019

Press Contact: Assefash Makonnen

E-mail: Assefash@africans.us On World Refugee Day, Hundreds Protest the Deaths of Immigrants and Refugees in ICE/CBP Detention

 

June 20th, 2019

Statement on the Liberian DED lawsuit, African Communities Together v. Trump

March 28th, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: assefash@africans.us, nekessa@undocublack.org

 

Joint Statement on the Liberian DED lawsuit, African Communities Together v. Trump:

Hearing on preliminary injunction and other updates

African Communities Together Supports Modernizing New York’s Deceptive Practices Act (GBL § 349)

African Communities Together Supports

Modernizing New York’s Deceptive Practices Act (GBL § 349)

 

Liberian Immigrants Sue President Trump

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Lawyers for Civil Rights jointly filed a lawsuit today challenging President Donald Trump’s termination of humanitarian protection and relief for immigrants from Liberia. The lawsuit, the first of its kind in the country, was filed on behalf of African Communities Together (ACT), the UndocuBlack Network, and fifteen affected individuals, including Liberians raising U.S. citizen children. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

The lawsuit challenges President Trump’s March 27, 2018 decision to terminate Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED), a life-saving immigration program, marshalling evidence of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, and/or national origin in violation of the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Clearing Up the Green Card Travel Rumors

Have you heard the recording going around African social media from a worker at JFK Airport?

The anonymous worker describes seeing a traveler at the airport having her green card taken away, allegedly for receiving public benefits. Can this really happen?

ACT Executive Director and immigration attorney Amaha Kassa addresses the rumors and explains the legal information you need if you are a green card holder who's preparing to travel.

Listen now by clicking here.

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