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Is it not enough that the president is the most public supporter of abortion to ever sit in the Oval Office? Since 1973, legalized abortions have taken 16 million black babies from their destiny in a secular culture that devalues life. To compound what seems to be an agenda ambivalent to the need to empower the black community, it is now clear that the president is planning a massive immigration policy change without Congress that will decimate the poor black working class.
Breitbart News reported earlier this week that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a request for proposal (RPF) furthering a not widely known move to legalize the millions of illegal immigrants currently in the U.S. The RFP indicates “the guaranteed minimum for ordering period is 4,000,000 cards. The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards.” This is a massive move whereby the administration is preparing to buy the materials needed to construct both Permanent Residency Cards (known as green cards) and Employment Authorization Documentation cards. “This is a new program of remarkable breadth,” said Jessica Vaughn a former State Department official, Breitbart reported.
While polls show that black confidence in the president has eroded since 2012, some black leaders are vocally disappointed with the president’s performance. Cornel West, a professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary, said in an interview with Salon.com, “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit.” While West is disappointed with the president for reasons that differ from my own, this is as strong a criticism of the president I’ve heard from so-called black leadership. However, most continue to miss the train that is coming that will wipe out the working poor in the black community.
The influx of as many as 34 million newly legalized and voting immigrants puts the working poor in the black community out of business (literally) and redefines the term marginalized. If the current unemployment rate for blacks today is twice the national average, the disparity will soar once the president has his way through executive order, essentially providing amnesty for as many as 34 million. Working poor blacks will be perpetually unemployed and officially wards of the state while the new voting bloc will make the black vote irrelevant. When this happens, the idea of black empowerment will become unattainable.
As I recently shared, illegal immigration is one of the largest threats to the black community and is one of the largest contributing factors for the decline in the labor force participation rate, according to Peter Kirsanow from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. The participation rate was 12 percent for blacks and 80 percent for whites, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In 2008 the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights examined the impact of illegal immigration on blacks. The Commissions’ witnesses were unanimous that illegal immigration has an adverse impact on black employment, reducing job opportunities and depressing wages ― especially for black men.
There is an existential threat to the black community. The threat to the nuclear black family used to be absentee fathers but now the greatest threat is immigration for which we have no direct control. Where are all the liberation scholars, pastors, and elected officials while the future for blacks evaporates? We need help.