Black immigrant organizations launch two days of action for the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) program

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The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), UndocuBlack Network (UBN), African Communities Together (ACT), and Black Immigrant Collective (BIC) have launched two days of actions focused on the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) program, approximately one month from the application deadline of December 20, 2021.

LRIF is the first legalization bill to pass Congress in decades, after many years of advocacy directly from the Liberian community and Black-led immigrant organizations. LRIF is one of the only pieces of legislation to affect Black immigrants directly. Eligible Liberians have just ONE MONTH left to apply for LRIF before the program expires on December 20, 2021. The LRIF Days of Action take place from November 17, 2021, to November 18, 2021.

The LRIF Days of Action serve multiple purposes: to inform our communities of available resources and the deadline, to sound the alarm loud and clear about the importance of LRIF, and to advocate for Congress to eliminate the arbitrary LRIF deadline.

For more information, visit the LRIF Resource Hub created by the UndocuBlack Network and African Communities Together.  The goal of the resource hub is to educate the community about LRIF eligibility and application advice, to find free legal representation and financial assistance, and much more.


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