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“Why did I come to America?” Black asylum-seekers from Africa face unique challenges in the U.S.

African immigrants arriving in Texas are finding a litany of unique racial, cultural and practical challenges to becoming legal residents in America.

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The Tribune's reporting for this project is supported by the Pulitzer Center.

A “resting place of hope”

Boxes with fruit and vegetables inside the office of Posada Esperanza, a transitional housing program for immigrant mothers and their children in Austin.

Feds allege abuse of asylum system

From African jail to American detention

Racism, discrimination linger beyond asylum process

Merlin, 38, left Cameroon last year due to violence. But as a black immigrant, his experience in America has been a unique challenge.

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