News Release:Associated Press
MIAMI (AP) -- More than 150 community leaders are meeting in Miami for a conference aimed at raising the profile of black immigrants to the United States.
The three-day "Rising Together: Black Immigration Network Kinship Assembling" is being held in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood.
The co-director of the New York-based Black Alliance for Just Immigration tells The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/S4hyex ) that the conference will discuss the incarceration and deportation of black immigrants, among other issues.
On Sunday, conference workshops will focus on Haitians awaiting visas to join relatives in the U.S., immigration reform and improving understanding between black immigrants and African-American communities.
A March 2013 Homeland Security Department report shows that Haitians, Jamaicans, Ethiopians and Nigerians accounted for slightly more than 71,000 becoming green card holders in 2012.
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