Taxation Without Representation: African Immigrants in New York
The Black Institute has released a new report entitled 'Taxation Without Representation: African Immigrants in New York'
Despite widely acknowledged undercounting of the African immigrant community, this community has grown 47 times: from an estimated 35,000 before the passage of the 1965 Act to an estimated 1.7 million today (US 2010 census).
No African-born immigrant has been elected or appointed to a position of prominence throughout New York State or City government.
“Africans are one of the most educated groups of immigrants in New York. Yet their situation is one of taxation without representation. Not one African-born immigrant has been elected or appointed to any prominent position either by Gov. Cuomo or the mayor.”-Bertha Lewis