Caribbeans Too Need Immigration Reform

Caribbean Immigration ReformToday the U.S 5th Circuit Court of Appeal made a ruling that repealed President Obama’s executive order protecting more than four million immigrants from deportation. After this happened, Opai Tometi, executive director of New York based Black Alliance for Just Immigration issued a statement saying, “Though Black immigrant families are only about 10 percent of the foreign-born population in the U.S, they are detained and deported at five times the rate of their presence in the undocumented immigration family.”

So it should not be the case that Black immigrants are neglected and ruled out from the immigration conversation. Well, they are according to Tometi and as such Black Immigrant families have failed to profit from Obama’s immigration policies. Interestingly, Black immigrants migrate from all over the globe however more than half are from the Caribbean, with Jamaica being the largest birthplace of immigrants, trailed by Haiti.

Moreover, Black immigrants presently take up 8.7 percent of the nation’s Black population, however the Census Bureau predicts that by 2060, 16.5 percent of U.S. Blacks will be immigrants. Thus, such a negative court ruling against Obama’s immigration immigration form does not not look good for Caribbean immigrants who mostly live in New York.

 

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