The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) was founded in April 2006 to engage African Americans and other communities in a dialogue that leads to actions that challenge U.S. immigration policy and the underlying issues of race, racism and economic inequity that frame it.
BAJI is one of the lead organizations in organizing the Black Immigration Network (BIN), a national alliance of organizations and individuals rooted in African descent communities, coming together for racial justice and immigrant rights. BIN held its third national gathering in Atlanta, GA, which was attended by over 125 immigrants of African descent and African Americans. The BIN leadership is developing plans to launch advocacy campaigns in 2013 and to provide training and technical assistance to its member organizations.
BAJI is part of a national effort to expose the link between the mass incarceration of African Americans and the mass detention and deportation of immigrants of color. In addition, BAJI is a part of a national campaign calling upon the Obama Administration to create a program to expedite the passage of the over 100,000 families in Haiti who have already been granted visas to join their families in the U.S.
BAJI is also providing training, education and communications support to immigrant rights and civil rights groups in Alabama and Georgia that are organizing against state anti-immigrant laws.