Every single aspect of the immigration system is nasty, but the U.S. makes it especially nasty if you’re Black
Haitians impacted by family detention
Freedom is more expensive for Black immigrants
Black immigrants face greater risks for deportation
ICE locks up Black immigrants in solitary confinement more often
Black immigrants face highest asylum rejection rates
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A note about Black immigrants beyond Africa and the Caribbean
Many of the findings on this page rely on data obtained from ICE though Freedom of Information Act requests.
Unfortunately ICE only tracks deportations by country of origin, not by race or ethnicity. This means researchers often only include people from majority Black countries in their definition of “Black immigrants”. We hope future data is able to distinguish Black immigrants from all countries.