Black Immigrants in the United States
Posted on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 9:57 am
Black immigrants currently make up about 8% of the foreign born population in the United States, numbering 3 million people. However, as one of the smaller immigrant groups compared to Asians and Latinos, they don't figure prominently in conversations about immigration reform. This group is extremely diverse, coming from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and Canada, with most arriving as legal permanent residents based on their family ties and 30% coming as refugees from Africa. The Migration Policy Institute recently published a book called Young Children of Black Immigrants in America: Changing Flows, Changing Faces to focus on this often overlooked immigrant population. Learn more about black immigrants in the United States and the MPI's new book.