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Are blacks waking up to the impact of illegal immigration?

Illegal immigration is one of the largest contributing factors for the decline in the labor force participation rate among black Americans, according to Peter Kirsanow from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. The participation rate was 12% for blacks and 80% for whites according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”).

While few black leaders or any leaders for that matter are speaking out for the black workers across the country and against amnesty, the recent assault of illegal immigration across America’s southwestern borders is waking up the black community without their leaders’ advocacy.

“If somebody brought six children to your house and you ain’t got no job, are you going to take them in?… Are you going to try to find out where they came from? Are you going to try to send them back?… What are we going to do for the people who are here who are starving already?… Why would we add to the problem?” said a black male resident of Murrieta, California – the new Ground Zero-protesting the arrival of truckloads of illegal unaccompanied minors this week. This mantra is mounting as black protesters face off against militant groups like La Raza, organized to advocate for the illegal activity.

The crisis on America’s southern border has reached monumental proportions, and Americans in general and blacks specifically are waking up to the inequity in America’s focus. While the numbers are all over the place, it’s safe to say that 47,000 unaccompanied minors have made their way across with another 130,000 expected next year. Additionally, thousands of others continue to pour across from Mexico and Central America and they include criminals, diseased, and would-be terrorists from Middle East countries. (Just this week, a Muslim prayer rug was found at a border crossing point.)

President Obama visited Texas this week but refused to go to the border to witness the border catastrophe first hand. Instead, he raised money at various fundraisers and even played a game of pool. To his credit, he met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry about the border crisis, but the president continues to blame Congress for not falling in line behind his plan for comprehensive immigration reform which fails to prioritize border security. Regrettably, the jam has little to do with Congress because there are many moderate Republicans standing in line to give the store away at the border. Rather, it is a battle between politics and the rule of law. Few consider upholding the law anymore.  Evidence suggests the influx of these unaccompanied minors is not surprise to the president.

Sara Carter, senior Washington correspondent for The Blazereported that in January 2014, the Obama administration was preparing for this surge of illegal unaccompanied minor immigration. They knew it was coming. Looking for vendors to help escort illegal immigrant children, the federal government posted an ad on fedbizops.gov that said, “The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for noncriminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year.”

To support this planned operation to weaken America from the border inward, the president now seeks $3.7 billion from Congress to fund his plan for transportation, administrative law judges, detention centers, and the like. However, anyone paying attention knows the illegal aliens are not detained in large numbers, and the president is doing his head fake pretending to care; we know those captured crossing are given notices to appear in court, and greater than 90% never appear, says Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ). This is a massive fraud being perpetrated on America and endangers us all.

Illegal immigration hurts Americans in vital areas of our lives and it hurts blacks disproportionately; marshalling additional resources to respond to this crisis ignores all Americans in need; compassion for those who voluntarily break the law and game our system is backwards and makes no sense. We must fight to secure the border and form the deportation line; let’s get back to protecting Americans first.

Marc Little is the author of The Prodigal Republican: Faith and Politics. His web site is The Prodigal Republican.

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