Immigrant rights are a matter of racial justice. Black immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean make up approximately 10% of the foreign-born population in the U.S. Studies have shown that black immigrants are detained and deported at five times the rate of their presence in the undocumented immigrant community. While our broken immigration system continues to adversely impact all immigrant communities, black immigrants often remain overlooked and excluded from the immigration discourse.
The Black Immigration Network renews its call for a fair, just and inclusive immigration system, which ensures that black immigrants are treated humanely and fairly and can bring all their contributions and talents to strengthen our culture, economy and communities.
Download and share these guidelines to inform yourself and your organization to advocate for the needs of Black Immigrant communities.