Reader Publius sends this along: If 30 million new unskilled laborers come into the country to compete for jobs, how does that help African-Americans? So far, the Democrats don’t care if they’re offending their base because they figured out long ago they’ve got them locked in, regardless of the disastrous effects “progressive” policies have done to them. That might change. UPDATE: Black American in gang-infested Baltimore asks, “where can I get asylum?”
“I’m living a nightmare. My whole neighborhood is so violent. There’s so much crime,” she said. “I have gangs everywhere here in Baltimore! I can’t let my daughter ride her bicycle outside – I can’t do anything … ! I’m trapped here.”
“Well, what about my neighborhood? You don’t have to do it in Beverly Hills, but in the inner cities where we are suffering,” she said. “My children cannot play outside. I cannot take my trash out without locking the door – it’s awful. Who is going to give us anything? Where can I get asylum? Where can I get refugee status? I don’t know what I can do. Nobody cares what happens to my children.”
The unemployment rate for black Americans is nearly double that of whites, and the amnesty legislation favored by Obama and the bipartisan permanent political class would hurt black Americans the most by flooding the labor market with more cheap labor. That is why Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow wrote the Congressional Black Caucus to urge them to vote against amnesty bills that would make it more difficult for black Americans to enter the middle class.
“Giving amnesty to illegal immigrants would only exacerbate this problem facing low-skilled men, who are disproportionately African-American,” Kirsanow concluded.