The State of Black Immigrants

Juliana Morgan-Trostle, Kexin Zheng & Carl Lipscombe
Date of Publication: 
September, 2016
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Black immigrants are one of the fastest growing demographics in the United States. Nonetheless, this group remains a novelty in the broader immigration discourse. This report aims to elevate the conditions facing Black immigrants in the United States, drawing particular attention to their experience in the criminal law and immigration systems. This report argues that like African-Americans, Black immigrants experience disparate, often negative, outcomes within various social and economic structures in the U.S., including the country's mass criminalization and immigration enforcement regimes.

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Morgan-Trostle, M., Zheng, K. & Lipscombe, C. (2016). The State of Black Immigrants. Black Alliance for Just Immigration and NYU School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic. Retrieved from