US Civil Rights Commission: Amnesty Will Disproportionately Harm Black Community

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by JamesL, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. JamesL

    JamesL

    Three members of the United States Commission on Civil Rights wrote on Thursday to Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) to express their belief that amnesty or legalization of some 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. will hurt the black community.

    “In light of recent debates on comprehensive immigration reform, we are writing to address a rarely-discussed effect of granting legal status or effective amnesty to illegal immigrants,” the three Civil Rights Commission members wrote. “Such grant of legal status will likely disproportionately harm lower-skilled African-Americans by making it more difficult for them to obtain employment and depressing their wages when they do obtain employment."

    "The increased employment difficulties will likely have negative consequences that extend far beyond economics,” the authors warn.
    The Commission members cite a 2008 briefing their body held on this topic which found illegal immigration “has a disparate impact on African-American men because these men are disproportionately represented in the low-skilled labor force.”

    “The obvious question is whether there are sufficient jobs in the low-skilled labor market for both African-Americans and illegal immigrants,” the Civil Rights Commission members wrote to Fudge. “The answer is no.”

    The Commission members added at the end of their letter that whatever plans being considered--whether originating from the president, the bipartisan Senate “Gang of Eight”, or a House plan that is reportedly being drafted--lawmakers should actually consider the disparate impact such reforms will have on black communities.

    “Before the federal government decides to grant legal status to illegal immigrants, due deliberation should be given to what effect such grant will have on the employment and earnings prospects of low-skill Americans generally and black Americans specifically,” they wrote. “We respectfully submit that granting such legal status is not without substantial costs to American workers.”
     
  2. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Fuck'em, they blindly supported Odumbo. Let them suffer the consequences.
     
  3. I love it....:D

    Endangered protected bird eats endangered protected bug.
     
  4. Low skilled jobs:

    tomato picker competes with TSA worker.....:cool:
     
  5. As of the 2010 census, there are now more Hispanics than Blacks in America. Also, the Hispanic population is growing at a much faster rate.

    By pushing this Amnesty Bill, Obama is telling Blacks to go to the back of the bus (again) because Hispanics can deliver more Democratic party votes in upcoming elections.

    http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0762156.html
     
  6. pspr

    pspr

    I have a feeling that there is going to be a BIG fight in the back of the bus! :D
     
  7. jem

    jem

    republicans have plenty of room for about the first 5 percent of the party switchers.

    even the establishment ones will vote for no amnesty and big fence if they can get a big block of votes.
     
  8. jem

    jem

    republicans have plenty of room for about the first 5 percent of the party switchers.

    even the sell out gang of McCain establishment ones will vote for no amnesty and big fence if they can get a big block of votes.