140 Organizations Send Letter Urging Congress to Reject Attempts to Pass Anti-Black, Anti-Immigrant Legislation

June 7, 2022

Advancing Justice - AAJC joins advocacy groups in calling on Congress to pass legislation that protects Black communities from white supremacist violence.

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We the undersigned 140 organizations stand with Black communities, and all communities of color in America and at our borders, who have been relentlessly targeted in the media, in the halls of Congress, and tragically, by armed white supremacists. From El Paso to Pittsburgh, and across cities and towns in the U.S., the targeted murder of 10 people in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo is the latest in a series of tragedies directly inspired by white supremacist ideology.

As leading organizations who fought relentlessly against the outright racism of the prior administration and its efforts to tear down our immigration system, we urge Congressional leaders to reject demands to pursue a border policy debate rife with scare-mongering, anti-Black, and anti-immigrant sentiment as Congress seeks to pass important COVID funding legislation.