Report: More Africans Entered US in Last Decade than During 300 Years of Slave Trade

Tony Lee, Breitbart, September 7, 2014

More people from Africa have entered the United States in the last decade than were forced to come to America during “more than three centuries of the slave trade.”

According to the New York Times, “between 2000 and 2010, the number of legal black African immigrants in the United States about doubled, to around one million,” and “more black Africans arrived in this country on their own than were imported directly to North America during the more than three centuries of the slave trade.” These large migrations have increased concerns about the entry of African immigrants into the U.S., since the deadly Ebola epidemic has ravaged the western part of the continent.

New York is “home to the largest proportion” of African immigrants and “about a third of black New Yorkers were born abroad, mostly in the Caribbean.” {snip}

Kim Nichols, an executive director of the African Services Committee, told the Times that African immigrants have “been doubling every 10 years since 1980.”African immigrants have also gone to “California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Texas and Virginia.”

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