According to a new report from the Pew Center, immigrants from Jamaica and Haiti make up approximately a third of the foreign-born black population, while immigrants from Ethiopia, Nigeria and Ghana make up about 15 per cent of the population.
The report showed that 50% of the black immigrant population hail from the Caribbean, while 36 per cent come from Africa. While the remainder of the immigrants hailed from Central and South America.
This influx of immigrants have caused the black population in the US to become less homogenous, the Washington Post reported.
The report also noted that black immigrants are older and more educated than US-born blacks. Black immigrants are also noted to be married and have a higher income.
“Just because they’re new immigrants, they have different needs and patterns, probably in terms of language in many cases, in terms of assimilation. And so they probably shouldn’t be confused with native-born blacks in lots of ways, who have their own needs to be addressed,” lead demographer William Frey stated in his report.
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