Statement from the Center on Immigration and Justice on Recent Incidents of Police Violence

June 4, 2020

We stand with Black communities, including Black immigrant communities, who live under constant threat of criminalization, police violence, mass incarceration, detention, and deportation in grieving and fighting for justice and systemic change. We share in the struggle for freedom and justice for families and communities who are dehumanized, criminalized and targeted by over-policing and enforcement.  At Vera, we strive for a world where families and communities are not torn apart by state violence, one where our leaders invest in programs that protect the health, safety, and dignity of Black lives, immigrants lives, and communities of color.