WWJD?

Waiting for Corey

Waiting for Corey

On a day where Democrats did everything from comparing Martin Luther King to Jesus (that was President Obama, who feels qualified to assess the talents and divine nature of both of his lessers) to white guys saying MLK would be a proud supporter of gay marriage and illegal immigrants, I’m grateful to Breitbart for finding Dr. King’s widow’s views on illegal aliens: she was against them

In a 1991 letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Coretta Scott King and other black community leaders argued that illegal immigration would have a devastating impact on the black community. At the time, Hatch was working his U.S. Senate position to undo some enforcement measures laid out in Ronald Reagan’s 1986 amnesty agreement, attempting to weaken interior enforcement and sanctions against employers who hired illegal aliens.

We, the undersigned members of the Black Leadership Forum, write to urge you to postpone introduction of your employer sanctions repeal legislation until we have had an opportunity to report to you what we believe to be the devastating impact the repeal would have on the economic condition of un- and semi-skilled workers—a disproportionate number of whom are African-American and Hispanic; and until we have had the opportunity to propose to you and to our Hispanic brothers and sisters, what we believe could be a number of effective means of eliminating the discrimination occasioned by employer sanctions, without losing the protection sanctions provide for U.S. workers, especially minority workers.

The black leaders wrote that they feared lack of interior immigration enforcement would lead to future illegal immigration, and the hiring of those illegal immigrants into jobs that could be occupied by black and Hispanic American citizens.

“We are concerned, Senator Hatch, that your proposed remedy to the employer sanctions-based discrimination, namely, the elimination of employer sanctions, will cause another problem–the revival of the pre-1986 discrimination against black and brown U.S. and documented workers, in favor of cheap labor–the undocumented workers,” they wrote. “This would undoubtedly exacerbate an already severe economic crisis in communities where there are large numbers of new immigrants.”

Coretta Scott King and the other black leaders added that they were “concerned that some who support the repeal of employer sanctions are using ‘discrimination’ as a guise for their desire to abuse undocumented workers and to introduce cheap labor into the U.S. workforce.”

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  1. Crazy day in greenwich with a suicide at GHS and an armed bank robbery .. there you have have an argument on both sides of the gun debate in a relatively low crime town . That kid’s parents should have had the guns locked better .. And as for the robber, he stole all that money and had to make a get away by train? I heard they stopped and checked metro north trains..

  2. FYI.. Hearing it was the people’s united bank .. Seriously, who banks there? That is like the FUBU of banks.. I think they have like 4 ATM’s in all of North America.

  3. Anonymous

    the KBW crew loves that bank …they do the financing and pawn that dogmeat stock all over the street…they wear ski masks too

  4. Greenwich Gal

    Many years ago, I one took the same plane as Coretta Scott King. She flew first class and retrieved tens of thousands of dollars of Louis Vuitton luggage at baggage claim. I have to admit to being pretty disgusted by the luggage. It was unseemly and downright tacky for a woman who was supposed to stand for everything that luggage did not represent.

  5. Greenwich Gal

    Since someone brought it up – I am horrified by the suicide at GHS. It has become all too common recently. Not sure why – teens have bullied others since time immemorial. Why are kids committing suicide over it now? Is it that social media gives an audience? That it makes the bullying more immediate and personal and 24/7? Or is it perhaps the institutionalization of education into these giant factory like high schools across America where kids are marginalized and slip through the cracks and the adults are few and far between? (Columbine etc.) Maybe it is a combination of the two.

    • Anonymous

      I believe it is the social media impact, bullying can be anonymous, and it can be protracted. One of the tragic aspects of this case is that the boy was making comments about committing suicide on his Google+ page earlier in the summer (according to Greenwich Time).

  6. Far Right Winger

    Peoples United Bank for the Peoples Republic of Vermont, Duh!