Shadow Report to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

This Shadow Report is submitted for the combined tenth, eleventh, and twelfth periodic review of the United States (“US”) by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (“Committee”). The Report provides selected research and analysis focusing on US immigration and refugee laws, regulations, policies, and practices that subject Black non-citizens to racially discriminatory treatment in violation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (“Convention”). It is not a comprehensive account of all forms of discrimination in the United States against migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We thank the Committee for the opportunity to share this information and its consideration of the actions we recommend to address these serious violations.

Submitted by:

  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
  • Haitian Bridge Alliance (HBA)
  • Human Rights First (HRF)
  • The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
  • Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFK Human Rights)

Endorsed by:

  • Communities United for Status and Protection (CUSP)
  • Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH)

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