BAJI National COVID 19 Mutual Aid Relief Fund
The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) is a Black-led racial justice and immigrant rights organization that educates, advocates and organizes on behalf of Black immigrants as well as building power with African Americans for racial, economic and social justice. We are a national organization with offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Oakland with staff in Minneapolis and Houston.
Black immigrants in the United States are particularly and disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. We are concentrated in the service industry as health care workers; domestic workers; grocery store workers; airport workers; delivery and ride share and restaurant workers. The majority of these workers are being required to work in dangerous conditions. Others are being laid off as a result of emergency orders and restrictions in response to Covid-19. Those Black immigrants required to work are in desperate need of masks and other PPE. Those who have been laid off are in desperate need of cash assistance and food/housing support. Affected workers include informal workers, especially undocumented workers who have little to no protections. Further, as calls to release detained immigrants are answered, those released face poverty and uncertainty, including housing and food insecurity. Black immigrants find themselves in a crisis that BAJI is committed to addressing in partnership with our communities through our national mutual aid efforts.
When you support BAJI's National COVID-19 Mutual Relief Fund, you support BAJI's work to provide direct cash assistance, food distribution, and other critically-needed resources to our community members during this pandemic.