Migrant Rights organization stands in solidarity with migrants in the United States
Also with migrants across the world who face racism and economic exploitation
December 18th is International Migrants Day as observed by the United Nations. In the United States while many organizations observe this day, much work is needed to address the issues, struggles and attacks that migrants, their families and their communities face.
As we observe this day, it is important to remember that many migrants in the United States represent people of African descent who have endured multiple migrations throughout the centuries created by colonialist economic oppression and political terror. Many migrants of African descent in the U.S. continue to operate within the margins of U.S. society, rendered invisible both in their countries of origin as well as in the United States and even within the immigrant rights movement.
The Latin American and Caribbean Community Center would like to encourage everyone to take a close look at race and racism and the role that it plays as a driving force in global migration and, even more importantly, the role that it plays within our own migrant communities domestically. This will allow us to “see” the struggles and plights of certain groups like our Haitian brothers and sisters, the numerous Caribbean men and women that face unjust trials and convictions that end up in the deportation of long-term residents for increasingly minor crimes and the plight of numerous African descent hotel and domestic workers who are denied their basic human rights.
The mission of the Latin American and Caribbean Community Center (LACCC) is to empower the marginalized communities and people of Latin America and the Caribbean who reside in the United States so that they may assert their economic, political, environmental, cultural and social rights www.lacccenter.org