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Mon Oct 3, 2016, 02:27 PM

Black immigrants much more likely to be deported over criminal offenses, data shows

Source: The Guardian

Black immigrants much more likely to be deported over criminal offenses, data shows

Report from Black Alliance for Just Immigration reveals
2013 deportation rates for criminal grounds was 76%
compared with 45% overall


Renée Feltz
Monday 3 October 2016 15.06 BST

It is widely recognized that African Americans in the US are more likely to be arrested, convicted and imprisoned. A new report finds this pattern of criminalization has had a spillover effect for black immigrants.

People from Africa and the Caribbean are twice as likely to face deportation due to a criminal conviction compared with those from other regions, and more than three times as likely to be detained while their cases are pending, according to the Black Alliance for Just Immigration.

“This report shows black immigrants encounter major social and economic challenges in the US because of systemic racism,” said Opal Tometi, the Alliance’s executive director and a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, who is a first-generation Nigerian American and was born and raised in Arizona.

But criminal convictions are just one of the reasons immigrants are placed in deportation proceedings. Others are funneled into deportation proceedings simply because of immigration violations. Overall, black immigrants are slightly more likely to face deportation for any reason than immigrants overall. Black immigrants comprise about 7% of immigrants in the US, and nearly 11% of those facing deportation.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/03/black-immigrants-us-deportation-rates-criminal-convictions

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