This backgrounder summarizes views on immigration of national Black and Brown Leaders. Their perspectives were obtained, then up-dated, over a period of nearly two years.
The National Council of La Raza–like many other Hispanic organizations at the national, state, and local levels–seeks effective coalitions with Black groups on a wide range of civil rights and human services issues of mutual concern. In the past, immigration has been a divisive issue. It is NCLR’s hope that improved understanding of and respect for respective Black and Hispanic viewpoints on this issue will reduce its divisiveness.