The Haitian Bridge Alliance (HBA) also known as “The BRIDGE” is a 501(c)(3) grassroots nonprofit community organization that advocates for fair and humane immigration policies and provides migrants and immigrants with humanitarian, legal, and social services, with a particular focus on Black people, the Haitian community, women and girls, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and survivors of torture and other human rights abuses.
We focus on the issues unique to Black migrants and build solidarity and collective movement toward policy change. We work closely with Black migrant communities throughout the United States, progressive coalitions fighting anti-Blackness and advocate locally, nationally, and internationally for fair and just immigration policies. We’re working to end racist border policies like the Remain in Mexico Policy, Title 42, and the border-to-prison-and-deportation pipeline.
We advocate for the expansion of TPS protections for more communities, DACA, and an overhaul of the asylum system that centers dignity and compassion — not cruelty. Since 2016, HBA has regularly brought delegations of lawyers, doctors, and other volunteers to the San Diego-Tijuana border to provide humanitarian relief to Haitian and other Black migrants from Africa. We also work with Haitian migrants in Tapachula, Mexico, and were the first organization on the ground during the Del Rio emergency.
We aim to transform the perception of the border from the misguided stereotype that it only impacts a certain set of people to a trans-American, global space that includes Black people—because immigration is a Black issue.