After Living In The U.S. For 50 Years, This Rapper's Dad Couldn't Return

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Ricky Riley
August 31, 2022

Everybody knows rapper Foxy Brown as one of the rap game’s biggest names in the 90s. But it actually wasn’t long ago that she was fighting for her dad’s right to stay in the country.

Many believed Trump’s immigration policies only affected Muslims and Latine people, but that has never been the case. 

10% of Black Americans are immigrants! One major demographic targeted has been Haitians, many of whom came to America after the devastating 2010 earthquake, and were threatened with whips at the border in 2021.

Foxy’s dad is from Trinidad. And when they went on a trip to a Trini carnival, they encountered ICE at the airport as they tried to fly back. 

In 2018, she said they fought like hell to get him back into the country but couldn’t. For 50 years, he had lived, worked, and raised a family in America. All of that was thrown out the window because of global racism! 

But Foxy didn’t stay silent.

She wrote that seeing young kids in cages in facilities along borders was enough for her. She refused to sit in silence and let this happen! That year, as she fought for her dad’s return to the U.S., one thing was made clear. Immigration justice is a Black issue - and it has implications for us all.

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