Fast Facts About The Caribbean Black Immigrant Population In The US

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Caribbean immigrants make up a large part of the black population in the US.
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Caribbean immigrants make up a large part of the black population in the US.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Jan. 24, 2018: With a lot of discourse circulating recently around Donald Trump’s s-hole comment as it relates to black immigrants, including many from the Caribbean, here are some fast facts you should know about this foreign born population:

1: Roughly half of all foreign-born blacks living in the U.S. in 2016 (49 percent) are from the Caribbean, according to a latest Pew Hispanic Center report.

2: Jamaica and Haiti being the largest source countries with Trinidad & Tobago, the Dominican Republic and Guyana also ranking in the top 8.

3: Overall, many black immigrants from the Caribbean, especially Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Haiti rank have a college degree.

4: Many black Caribbean immigrants are from Spanish-speaking countries. Among these, the Dominican Republic is the largest country of birth, accounting for an estimated 161,000 black immigrants.

5: Black immigrants from the Caribbean are also less likely to be in the U.S. illegally than all immigrants.