There are more than four million Black immigrants residing in the United States, with the top nations of origin being Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, and Ethiopia. At least ten percent of all Black immigrants are Afro-Latinx, hailing from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Cuba, Panama, and Honduras. Foreign-born individuals from Africa and the Caribbean are more likely than other immigrants to be admitted to the United States as refugees or asylees.
In addition to economic reasons, natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions have led to migration from the Caribbean. Conflict and repressive governments are the primary push factors that result in emigration from African nations, along with economic reasons.
Join GCIR and movement leaders for a webinar to explore the root causes of migration for Black immigrants and refugees, how they are working to build power domestically and transnationally, and how funders can support this diverse community.
Glory A. Kilanko, Founder and CEO, Women Watch Afrika
- Ramla Sahid, Executive Director, Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans
- Seydi Sarr, Founder and Helmswomxn, African Bureau of Immigration and Social Affairs
- Jonathan Jayes-Green, Independent Nonprofit and Philanthropic Consultant
Register by 6pm PT on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
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