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A Crisis on Two Fronts: Black immigrants face COVID-19 in California and back home

By Manny Otiko  | California Black Media 

California is home to an estimated 11 million immigrants and many of them are Black — from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and other parts of the world. 

According to the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) at USC, immigrants make up 6.5 percent of California’s Black population. That figure has doubled since 1980.