Black Americans harmed by amnesty for illegals
On the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Alabama, the unemployment rate among black Americans is more than twice that of white Americans (4.7%) and nearly twice the national average ( 5.5%).
The latest statistics released Friday, by the U.S. Department of Labor show the high rate of unemployment among Black Americans at 10.4 percent
Whether the overall numbers are accurate or actual unemployment figures are misleadingly massaged by the Obama administration as Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup, opined last month —- calling the numbers “The Big Lie“ —- there is no mistaking the figures are grim for those black voters who turned out a 96 percent vote for the first black president.
In January 2013, we posted, “Illogical coalition shills for illegal immigration,” questioning why blacks would join Hispanics pushing for amnesty and promote increased job protections for illegals, as they suffer massive unemployment?
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?
Even more alarming is the astronomical unemployment rate among black youth, ages 16 -19, which stands at a staggering 30 percent. This Feb. 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the numbers have been as high as 49.1%. How do these young Americans benefit from the importation of foreign illegal workers and why would Barack Obama, who pledged to “fundamentally transform the United States of America attempt to do it on the backs of his own ethnic group who are American citizens?
In his speech Saturday in Selma, Obama declared, We’re the slaves who built the White House and the economy of the South….” Today pro-amnesty advocates will push the false narrative that amnesty for illegal invaders is the new civil rights movement.
It is not.