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Despite the progress made, Black immigrants are disproportionately targeted by police and immigration enforcement, and face unique challenges compared to other groups. 

Even though Black immigrants make up 7% of the non-citizen population, they make up over 20% of all immigrants facing deportation on criminal grounds or alleged criminal offenses. 

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Like all immigrant populations, Black immigrants' contributions to science, art, food, sports and more are part of the history and development of the United States. 

This Black History Month and beyond, we urge you to join us in uplifting the voices of Black refugees and immigrants, recognizing the invaluable contributions they've made to our culture, and supporting the organizations working every day to protect the rights of Black immigrants. 

To learn more about the issues affecting Black refugees and immigrants, visit the websites and follow the Instagram accounts of the organizations below: 

Black Alliance for Just immigration - @InstaBAJI 

UndocuBlack Network - @UndocuBlack 

Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP) - @OfficialBLMP 

African Communities Together - @AfricansUS 

The Haitian Bridge Alliance - @HaitianBridge 

African Advocacy Network - @AfricanAdvocacyNetwork 

The African Bureau for Immigrants and Social Affairs - @AfricanBureau 


To learn more about the work of the IRC in Atlanta and for information on how you can get involved with the IRC as a donor or volunteer, please contact Development Director, Heloise Ahoure, at [email protected] or 678-636-8941.  

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