Why would blacks join Hispanics on amnesty, increased job protections for illegals, as they suffer massive unemployment?
The headline blares: “Coalition floats migrant-reform tenets.” Count on the Arizona República’s Daniel Gonzalez to crank out another bit of blather advocating for the legalization of illegal aliens for the pro-amnesty newspaper.
In the same edition that inanely asks readers what Obama should say in his inauguration speech, Gonzalez writes about a local “Black/Brown coalition of influential Latino and African-American leaders” endorsing a set of nine “principles” urging Congress to use a “humane approach” to reforming the nation’s immigration system.
Among the so-called “principles” are labor protections for illegal workers, the fallacy of reuniting families they have broken themselves, Dream Act/Amnesty, and a catchy one called civic integration of immigrants. The coalition “opposes making unlawful presence in the U.S. a crime and opposes local and state police agencies enforcing federal immigration laws.” There is also a demand that our tax dollars “provide economic development to countries” which encourage what Gonzalez slyly calls “migrants” and we term “illegal aliens who invade the USA.”
“This is the first resolution we have seen that truly outlines some of the mandates our community feels is important,” says Hispanic Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, a longtime illegal advocate.
Exactly what community is she talking about?
And wouldn’t you know? Arizona’s two duplicitous GOP senators, Jeff McFlake and his mentor John McCain, have already begun aisle-crossing to Democrats in a concerted effort to develop the framework for the amnesty they call “immigration reform.”
Pre-election, McCain and Flake each sang a different tune in order to win. In fact Flake was so disappointing that the Arizona República took him to the editorial woodshed for switching his position. McCain was even going to build “the dang fence.” Flake was far more honest when partnering with far-left liberal U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois), who complimented him for helping “turn more red states blue.”
The overriding question is, why would black American citizens, who have disproportionately high rates of unemployment both locally and nationally, be among those encouraging more illegals to be given legal status — allowing them to compete for jobs these citizens need and should have?
What kind of illogical thought process would cause activists within the black community to promote an even less hospitable employment atmosphere for their own brethren struggling in a still stagnant economy?
The Business Insider reported that while the overall employment rate remains weak, job reports show that minorities are still getting hit much harder by the job crisis — with African Americans suffering the highest unemployment.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics show the unemployment rate for black Americans jumped to 14.0 percent last month, from 13.2 percent the previous month. Hispanic unemployment was unchanged at 11 percent, while 184,000 more black Americans went jobless.
Even more alarming is the staggering unemployment rate among black youth, ages 16 -19, which jumped a full 2.8 points, to 39.3 percent. This BLS report shows the numbers have been as high as 49.1%. How do these young Americans benefit from the importation of foreign illegal workers?