“We have confirmation that the ICE deportation flight w/ Africans from Cameroon, Angola & DRC has been went missing CANCELED
Now, we demand that they & others in detention are released and given permanent protections from deportation. And that all remaining deportations be canceled” the group Black Alliance For Just Immigration (BAJI) tweeted
Last month, the US was expected to fly Cameroonian asylum seekers back to their home country despite fears that their lives will be at risk. The news came admist reports from the Guardian reported that deportees repatriated the previous month went missing
Some of the ‘deportees’ are activists from the Cameroon’s anglophone minority regions, who face arrest warrants for their political activities from government forces with a well documented record of extrajudicial killings.
They and their lawyers referred to the flight as the “death plane”
On social media, lawyers, human rights groups and journalists joined the appeal to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to halt the deportation flights while political violence is still widespread
News of the flight halt on Wednesday has been warmly received since the BAJI announcement
BAJI is an organisation that educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice.
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