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The ‘Double Punishment’ for Black Undocumented Immigrants

December 30, 2017
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The 1,596-bed Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Eloy, Arizona

The 1,596-bed Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Eloy, Arizona

Although only 7 percent of non-citizens in the U.S. are black, they make up 20 percent of those facing deportation on criminal grounds.

Black people make up 20 percent of those facing deportation on criminal grounds but are only 7 percent of non-citizens in the U.S., reports The Atlantic, in a piece that examines the double-standard faced by undocumented immigrants from countries like Haiti and Nigeria.

 

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