Justice for Black Immigrants

For most Black immigrants, the police are the first contact with law enforcement and the deportation system, Black immigrants have the highest deportation and incarceration levels. The stories of RFK Human Rights clients Samuel Anthony and Paul Pierrilus exemplify the mistreatment too many Black immigrants receive at the hands of U.S. law enforcement.

Samuel Anthony

Samuel is a Sierra Leonean immigrant who came to the US when he was only six years old. A green card holder, Samuel was unjustly deported under the Trump Administration, for a decades old drug conviction, after living in the US for 40 years.

Today, Samuel is fighting to return home to his daughter, sister, brother, and father who all reside in the US. Samuel has pending U-Visa and humanitarian parole applications, which would provide clear legal pathways for Samuel to return home.

To learn more about Samuel’s story, read about him in the National Immigrant Justice Center’s Chance to Come Home report.

Paul Pierrilus

Paul was born to Haitian parents and moved to New York when he was only five years old. Paul grew up with a rich community life in New York – participating in his local church and attending the State University of New York. During the last days of the Trump administration, Paul was deported without warning for a decades old drug conviction. After 35 years as a New Yorker, Paul was put on a plane to Haiti, a country where he had never set foot.

Today, Paul is asking DHS to grant him humanitarian parole so he can return home to the U.S. and reunite with his family and loved ones. To learn more about Paul’s story, read the National Immigrant Justice Center’s Chance to Come Home report.