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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 14, 2023: According to a report by the Center for Migration Studies, the Caribbean is the third-largest region of origin for foreign-born Black individuals in the United States, accounting for approximately 13 percent of the country’s Black immigrant population.

Caribbean immigrants come to the United States seeking better opportunities, education, and a better life for themselves and their families. However, they often face unique challenges related to cultural differences, language barriers, and discrimination.

Despite these challenges, Caribbean immigrants are making significant contributions to the United States. They contribute to the economy through entrepreneurship and employment, and they enrich the country’s culture through music, art, and food.

Caribbean immigrants have also made strides in education, with a higher percentage holding college degrees compared to the overall foreign-born population in the United States. Additionally, they have a lower poverty rate than the overall Black immigrant population.

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Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo acknowledges the growing power of the West Indian American population in NYC by attending the annual Labor Day parade on in Brooklyn, NYC. (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/Getty Images)

However, Caribbean immigrants still face obstacles in the United States, including limited access to affordable healthcare and education, as well as discrimination in housing and employment. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these issues, with Caribbean immigrants being disproportionately impacted by the virus.

Despite these challenges, Caribbean immigrants continue to persevere and make a positive impact on the United States. With the right support and resources, they can continue to thrive and contribute to the country’s growth and prosperity.

Meanwhile, according to a recent report, the Black population in Greater Boston is experiencing both growth and diversity. Caribbean immigrants make up a significant portion of this population increase. While the report acknowledges the challenges faced by Black immigrants, such as discrimination and lack of economic opportunities, it also highlights the contributions that they have made to the region. From entrepreneurship to cultural enrichment, Caribbean immigrants have played a vital role in shaping Greater Boston’s landscape. The report encourages policies that promote equity and inclusivity to ensure that Black immigrants continue to thrive in the region.

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