Today’s Immigration Headlines – April 9, 2015

Immigration is Changing Black America

“Rapidly growing numbers of black immigrants have reshaped the overall black population in the United States in recent decades, particularly in the District of Columbia and other cities with large U.S.-born, African American communities, a new report says,” the Washington Post reports.

“A record 3.8 million foreign-born blacks now live in the United States, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday. The influx means that the share of foreign-born blacks, largely from Africa and the Caribbean, has grown from 3.1 percent of the black population in 1980 to 8.7 percent in 2013. By 2060, 16.5 percent of the U.S. black population will be foreign-born, the report says.”

Report: 39,000 immigrant kids coming to U.S.

“About 39,000 immigrant children are expected to enter the country illegally as unaccompanied minors this federal fiscal year, reaching the second-highest level of that migration since 2008, says an analysis issued Wednesday by a research group in Washington, D.C.” Newsday reported.

“The estimate by the Migration Policy Institute, a nonprofit that studies the movement of people across international borders, is based on apprehension figures issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the first five months of the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, 2014, and ends Sept. 30.”

All British Parties Now Support Less Immigration

“CANDID mea culpas are rare among politicians. Tony Blair continues to insist on the rightness of the Iraq war. An apology from Ed Balls about the role played by Labour’s light-touch banking regulation in the financial crisis was qualified with a hefty nod to others’ faults. When it comes to immigration his party is much more frank: Labour got things wrong. The decision to grant Poles and other Eastern Europeans unfettered access to Britain a decade ago was, according to Jack Straw, a former Labour home secretary, “a spectacular mistake.” All pledge not to repeat it,” the Economist writes.

Immigration Courts Told to Ignore “Non-Violent” Criminals

“Immigration courts have been encouraged to close cases not considered a high priority under new guidelines in the White House’s immigration plan and give priority to cases involving violent and dangerous individuals, a move that comes as the system tries to reduce a docket clogged with some 428,000 pending cases,” says.

“In a memo to judges and court staff on Monday, Chief Immigration Judge Brian O’Leary, head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, said that with judicial resources already strained, it is crucial the immigration courts resolve cases in a timely fashion. That includes ridding its docket of nonpriority cases.”

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Dan is FAIR's President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


  1. avatar BillT says:

    This brings up a bug-a-boo of sorts for me. So with all this affirmative action stuff because of slavery, how does it apply to non-American blacks? Should affirmative action be even valid for a non-American black? Should American be burdened with the sins of England, France, and Spain? I would rather pay for American Blacks whose ancestors suffered as slaves before paying for foreign blacks who take the benefits away from our American Blacks. I have worked with Jamaicans, Bahamans, and Haitians who took advantage of every freebie(free college etc.) that New York and Connecticut would provide because they were Black.

    What does this do to the Black community’s argument for reparations due to suffering the abuses of slavery? Are we just supposed to pay any Black, regardless of nationality a huge settlement? Again let England, France and Spain pay their fair share if reparations are ever approved.

    Could this max influx of foreign blacks spell the doom of affirmative action? If I was an American Black I would be opposing this new uncontrolled wave of benefit seekers.

    • avatar Leland says:

      I’ve had that same thought. Does someone get affirmative action for being Hispanic when they moved here two years ago? Why?

    • avatar Leland says:

      BTW, while I agree with your assessment of responsibility for slavery, and even the need for some affirmative action, the European slave trade was preceded by centuries of Arab slaving in Africa. And despite the insistence of those who want a politically correct view of history, it was African tribes who were an integral part of the slave trade. Slavery had already been abolished in the western countries by the time the large European colonies were established in Africa. During the slave period, the European presence consisted of forts and outposts along the coasts. It was the African tribes who brought their war captives to the forts and sold them. So the concept of white slavers roaming the interior [as portrayed in Roots] did not exist. And I concur with your remarks below about British officials ignoring Pakistani child abusers. It’s pretty much conceded now that it was done because they were afraid to be portrayed as racists.

      • avatar BillT says:

        Your points on the African participation in the slaver trade are enlightening, but not politically correct. Today in Haiti we have tens of thousands of restaveks(slaves). This restavek tradition is not a white invented institution. While we are discussing slavery let us not forget that our Arab friends were also enslaving white people. This went on for centuries before our young country intervened and helped put a stop to it. The U.S. Marine anthem line “from the shores of Tripoli..” pays homage to these battles.

        I have a problem with affirmative action morphing from one of helping our people who suffered under slavery to one that includes all people who are of African descent. The latter sounds fairly racist to me. Imagine if we said that all Italians or Poles or Irish or whoever because of whatever reason would be awarded affirmative action. Do you think any of these white ethic groups would welcome the benefit? I think not, I bet any group receiving this designation would be rightfully offended. Before slavery took off in America we had indentured servitude and those folks didn’t exactly live a life of luxury. One of my ancestors had two brothers who came to America with their parents. During the crossing both parents died. The captain of the ship wanted his passage money, so he sold both brothers to different owners.

  2. Al Sharpton Smiles When He Sees Foreign Blacks Replacing African Americans in the Workplace.

  3. avatar Leland says:

    So now all the British political parties, including Labour, agree that the open immigration policies of the past decade have been “a spectacular mistake”. You think? Just like this country? We’ve imported the poverty of other countries, made their citizens eligible for all sorts of welfare programs, and yet a lot of people insisted this was a great thing.

    Of course groups like Fair have been saying these things for decades. So in Britain, it was all the “smart” people, the “enlightened” people who looked down their noses and dismissed any concerns about immigration as ignorance at best and racism at worst. So who were the ignorant ones? You were.

    • avatar BillT says:

      What does it say about the British people to allow thousands of very young girls to be “groomed” and then brutally raped by Muslims? When I say “allow” this was the case as ultra-liberal politically correct public officials ignored the complaints of the children. Why you ask, because the public officials did not want to be called racist. Imagine these British officials actually took a man to court and charged him for racism because he identified the Pakistani sub-human trash and what they were doing to 10 year old girls. They also prosecuted the father of one of the victims for going after some of the rapists, the officials didn’t prosecute the rapists! What kind of gutless people inhabit the English island? I think the American common man’s response to this sort of thing would be radically different here(I pray that it would be different!). This systemic organized preying on children by Pakistanis has been going on for at least one decade maybe two. If the English people are impotent and gutless in their response to this wave of scum from Pakistan then what can only expect more of the same. Every pedophile and generic child molester will be booking flights to England. Winston Churchill is spinning in his grave.

      Gee, do you think with all of this information on overwhelming cultural pedophilic Pakistani behavior that our own government would be evaluating the importation of Pakistanis to our country? Don’t hold your breath on that one, my guess is that the government will up the Pakistani quota because of “Pedophilic oppression” they are now suffering.

      When are we and the rest of the western world going to realize that when you import people you import their tribal beliefs. Immigrants from non-western countries don’t immediately take on western traditional values when the cross the border to the inviting country.