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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 …

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 c…

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