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COVID-19 COMPASSION- Sow into Local Refugees
June 19 - August 4Free
Refugee-led Covid-19 Campaign Click on this link
Ziah Mission Baptist Church
30 Gordon Street
Allston, MA 02134
May 28, 2019
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Greetings and best wishes. I thank God for healing my family infected by Covid-19. I thank God for the brother and sister who saved our lives by providing an apartment where my children were sheltered safely from the deadly virus spreading in our over crowded apartment. I write to appeal for assistance for our Deacon’s Fund as we face serious financial challenges during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Over 6000 Liberian Refugee families denied permits to work have been unemployed for decades
Liberians were unjustifiably denied permits to work by the US Government, an ongoing effect of racist acts of Congress that removed and banished Native Americans and African Americans from the USA on March 3, 1819 and the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
Looming deadline for filing for a green card under the new Liberian Refugee Fairness Act is December 19, 2020.
Whooping $1500 filing fees for green cards imposed on unemployed Liberian Refugees. A letter from you and your contacts is needed.
Assistance with burial costs of a dead unemployed member of our church.
How You May help:
Share our pain by writing to your member of Congress requesting compassion and coronavirus relief of a blanket waiver of immigration filing fees for all unemployed Liberian beneficiaries of the Liberian Refugee Fairness Act. (A draft letter is attached) Refugees are exempt from immigration filing fees.
Financial assistance to buttress our Deacon’s Fund in assisting to defray burial costs or other pressing family emergencies. An unemployed member just died.
COMPASSION in the Name of Jesus: “I was a stranger…”
DEEP ROOTS OF AMERICAN RACISM ONGOING RAVAGING OF LIVES IN IMPOVERISHED INDIAN RESERVATIONS AND IN THE AMERICAN COLONY OF LIBERIA AND AMONG 6000 LIBERIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES ACROSS AMERICA FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS…UNDER THE RADAR!
Here is how I know America’s racist system is rotten to the core, corrupt and broken by design and needs to be replaced with a more humane system.
On March 26, 1790 the racist US Congress passed the original United States Naturalization Law, restricting citizenship only to “…white persons of good character…”. It may not be on the books today but descendants of African Americans and Native Americans banished into Indian Reservations and the American Colony of Black Americans in Liberia are still shut out of America, still suffering the consequences of racist acts of Congress while racism thrives in America.
Later, on March 3, 1819, the racist US Congress passed a law that made the removal, colonization and banishment of all free Black Americans possible, in partnership with ruthless American Slaveholders of the American Colonization Society (ACS). 80% of the first batch of American emigrants of color removed and colonized in Africa died of malaria. White men were imported to govern the banished African Americans Colonized in Liberia for two decades because Blacks were considered inferior and incapable of self-government. Congress has been complicit in ongoing tortures, massacres, rapes and corruption in Liberia, conveniently out of sight of American Media.
Lastly, on May 28, 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed into law a bill passed by the racist US Congress to remove and banish Native Americans who have lived in America for thousands of years because their color disqualified them from being Americans. Thousands of Native Americans died along the Trail of Tears during the removal-an ongoing crime against humanity!
A member of the ACS, President Andrew Jackson championed another disastrous removal of Americans- The Indian Removal ACt of 1830. Some 100,000 tribesmen were forced to march westward under U.S. military coercion in the 1830s; up to 25 percent of the Indians, many in manacles, perished en route. “By persuasion and force they have been made to retire from river to river and from mountain to mountain, until some of the tribes have become extinct and others have left but remnants to preserve for a while their once terrible names. Surrounded by the whites with their arts of civilization, which by destroying the resources of the salvage doom him to weakness and decay.” Wrote President Andrew Jackson.
The 2nd annual report of the American Colonization Society clarified why African Americans were colonized using American Taxpayers money: “...as is most confidently believed, the colonization of the free people of colour, will render the slave who remains in America more obedient, more faithful, more honest, and, consequently, more useful to his master, is it proper to regard this happy consequence to both, as the sole object which the Society hope to attain…”
To him or her whom much is given, much shall be required. Please help the victims of war and racism by participating in both short term and long term solutions to unemployed refugees in their struggles. Please join us by sharing with your contacts. Thanks and may God bless you.
Pastor Torli H. Krua / ZIAH MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH/ 857-249-9983