Skip to content

Supporters of Haitian refugees picket downtown

on September 17, 2009

After four hurricanes hit Haiti over a span of 30 days last November, an estimated 30,000 refugees headed to the United States. Now many of them face deportation.

On Wednesday, groups like Oakland-based Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) marched with signs outside the federal building in downtown Oakland urging people to be aware of the Haitians’ situation and asking President Obama to grant them temporary protected status.

Oakland North welcomes comments from our readers, but we ask users to keep all discussion civil and on-topic. Comments post automatically without review from our staff, but we reserve the right to delete material that is libelous, a personal attack, or spam. We request that commenters consistently use the same login name. Comments from the same user posted under multiple aliases may be deleted. Oakland North assumes no liability for comments posted to the site and no endorsement is implied; commenters are solely responsible for their own content.

Photo by Basil D Soufi
Oakland North

Oakland North is an online news service produced by students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and covering Oakland, California. Our goals are to improve local coverage, innovate with digital media, and listen to you–about the issues that concern you and the reporting you’d like to see in your community. Please send news tips to:

Latest Posts

Scroll To Top