After the elections next week, Barack Obama has promised the Hispanic community that he will sign an executive order on amnesty.
Yesterday, Peter Kirsanow, Commissioner, U. S. Commission on Civil Rights penned a letter to Barack Obama expressing his concerns as to the “deleterious effect” of executive amnesty on the American workforce, i.e., low-skilled workers, low-skilled Black workers and high-skilled STEM workers.
Kirsanow has raised concerns about the deleterious effects of amnesty –and increases in low-skilled immigration – on African Americans in the past, but he wrote that the recent revelation that the government is seeking supplies for up to 34 million green cards and work permits has ‘renewed’ those concerns.
In his missive, the Civil Rights Commissioner recalled a briefing the Commission held in 2008, in which all the diverse range of witnesses noted that illegal immigration has had a negative impact on African American men, because they ‘are disproportionately represented in the low-skilled labor force,’ in which illegal immigrants compete. He further noted that executive amnesty would also cause such harm….
Excerpt of Letter:
Granting work authorization to millions of illegal immigrants will devastate the black community, which is already struggling in the wake of the recession that began in 2007 and the subsequent years of malaise. Americans of all racial groups have seen their incomes stagnate since the recession. African-Americans have been particularly hard-hit, however. Their median wages were already the lowest of any racial or ethnic group, and they have not recovered from the recession.22 In 2007, median black household income was $35,219 and declined to $34,218 in 2008.23 In 2013, median black household income was $34,598 – better than during the worst of the recession, but still not back to the 2007 level.24 In contrast, median non-Hispanic white household income declined from $57,030 in 2007 to $55,530 in 2008.25 Yet by 2013, their income had rebounded to $58,270.26 The median income of Asian and Hispanic households had also rebounded by 2013…. (pg. 4)
Kirsanow’s missive to Obama can be read in its entirety at the bottom of this post.
Unemployment Rate, September 2014
Black Americans = 11.0%
Black Male, age 20 + = 11.0%
Black Females, age 20 + = 9.6%
Black Teens, age 16 to 19 = 30.5%
One more thing, it is about time that someone amongst the so-called Black leaders in this country came forward to speak on behalf of America, let alone the Black community. Everyone else (the SELLOUTS) have for far too long been pitching for the wrong team.
As for Black America, wake up you have been asleep for far too long. Even worse, you are on the path to no return courtesy of Barack Obama whom you have yet to hold accountable. Silence is consent.