Conservatives Deneen Borelli and Larry Elder believe Donald Trump’s plan to deal with the immigration crisis would be good for black Americans. Unemployment disproportionately affects blacks, but Democrats, the party blacks vote for, oppose enforcing federal immigration law. The wave of illegal aliens coming into the country are competing for the same low-skilled jobs as blacks, Borelli said.
Elder said something a lot of people might not know.
“Coretta Scott King wrote a letter about 25 years ago to Congress and urged them not to lighten up sanctions against employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens, because they threaten jobs for black people,” he said. “And there’s an economist named George Borjas at Harvard, probably the leading expert on the impact of immigration — legal and illegal — on jobs. He says illegal immigration threatens jobs and raises for black men.”
Elder said that Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, maybe to a lesser extent, are the only ones talking about this impact. He added that Trump might “crack that 95 percent monolith Democratic black vote.”
Would building a wall and sending illegal aliens back to where they came from open up jobs for all Americans? Elder thinks so.
Borelli reminded viewers that the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights sent a letter to the Congressional Black Caucus about the “severity of the influx of illegal immigrants coming into the country” and how it negatively impacts black Americans. But it’s fallen on “deaf ears.” (Commission member Peter Kisanow sent a similar letter to the president.)
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