January 14, 2010

US Discriminatory Immigration Policies Toward Haitians

Posted in Caribbean, Haiti, Immigration, Racism tagged , at 3:04 PM by minoritybrief

by Stephen Lendman, Atlantic Free Press

It’s a familiar story for Haitians – last in, first out for the hemisphere’s poorest, least wanted, and most abused people here and at home. Most recently it was highlighted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials announcing the resumption of over 30,000 deportations to a nation reeling from poverty, repression, despair, the devastation from last summer’s storms, and occupation by UN paramilitary Blue Helmets – since 2004, illegally there for the first time ever to support and enforce a coup d’etat against a democratically elected president, at the behest of Washington.

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August 13, 2009

The African Diaspora Dialogues

Posted in Africa, African Americans, Black Diaspora, Immigration tagged , , at 7:25 PM by minoritybrief

As the Obama Administration takes tentative steps towards addressing immigration, right-wing commentators and mainstream media alike have been jumping at the opportunity to sensationalize the divide between Blacks and immigrants. Taking a different approach, community organizers in Oakland, California have begun what they’re calling the African Diaspora dialogues—informal conversations between Black Americans and Black African immigrants about immigration, race and economic globalization. They’re hoping to use what they learn from these talks to build a Black Immigration Network that will advocate for immigration policies that are good for both communities.

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