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President Obama’s “Surge” Will Harm The Black Community

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:24 am

[guest post by Dana]

Speaking for himself, U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow has written President Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus a letter warning them of the harm the anticipated “surge” of illegal immigrants will cause the black community:

“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,” he explained.

“Illegal immigration has a disparate impact on African-American men because these men are disproportionately represented in the low-skilled labor force,” Kirsanow added.

When one considers that unemployment rates for blacks is roughly double that of whites, Kirsanow is right to be alarmed.


The proposed executive order will also have a negative effect on young African-Americans at the outset of their working lives. Young, low-skilled workers are facing enormous difficulties in this economy,” Kirsanow wrote.

“Since 1986, we have seen that granting legal status to illegal immigrants, or even mere rumors that legal status will be granted, increases illegal immigration. Likewise, the evidence indicates that the flood of illegal immigrants across our southern border is mostly attributable to your directive granting temporary legal status to people allegedly brought to the United States as children. This is unsurprising. When you incentivize bad behavior, you get more of it,” he wrote.

The black community’s growing disappointment in President Obama continues. And now with millions of illegal immigrants positioned to receive amnesty, the competition for low-skilled jobs will dramatically increase and cause further harm to an already struggling group of Americans. While Democrats are currently desperate for black voter support, that vote is certainly may not be a sure thing:


22 Responses to “President Obama’s “Surge” Will Harm The Black Community”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (8e74ce)

  2. “While Democrats are currently desperate for black voter support, that vote is certainly not a sure thing:”

    I’ll believe it when I actually see it.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  3. Agreed Colonel Haiku.

    DejectedHead (532aac)

  4. Perhaps, “may not” be a sure thing?

    Dana (8e74ce)

  5. I was perhaps momentarily overly optimistic that the tipping point had been reached by the black community wherein they collectively see that the policies of this administration have done more harm than good for all Americans. Now I’m just back to the usual pessimism.. Thanks, guys.

    Dana (8e74ce)

  6. De nada, Dana… Lol.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  7. Immigrants “stealing jobs” is only important to people who want to work.

    nk (dbc370)

  8. It’s like a “battered girlfriend” thing. Or a “supporting your pimp” meme. Some folks really and truly believe that the Prezzie “understands” them. Whoops.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  9. Hero worship, I’d say. He and his wife are the most successful welfare recipients in history. It has to strike a chord. Something thoroughly to be admired and devoutly to be wished by now three generations of welfare recipients.

    nk (dbc370)

  10. Some truth there, nk. It’s like people expecting “Daddy” or “Mommy” to take care of them. Brrrrr.

    It’s a weird old world. As for my SpyderCo, nothing fancy:

    Someday, I will want a meteoric iron knife, though. Super pricey, and not practical.

    I was just tired of not carrying a knife for opening packages.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  11. Obama worries about blacks when it’s convenient for him, i.e., when he needs their vote/support.

    You see, a pimp’s love is very different from that of a square.—Idiocracy

    hadoop (f7d5ba)

  12. The important part you are missing is that progressives never miss a trick: they will simply agitate for more unemployments and welfare for the black community. It’s an awesomely-hypocritical system that works a bit like this:

    1. We allow in lots of illegal immigrants who drive wages downward and price blacks out of manual labor jobs.
    2. We increase welfare and unemployment benefits to members of the black community who can’t find work.
    3. We allow in even more illegal immigrants who take manual labor jobs that would have gone to blacks.
    4. We decry the “systemic racism” in the jobs market — since black people can’t find work — and agitate for reparations.

    It’s all so frightfully clever when you stop to think about it.

    JVW (60ca93)

  13. Somebody needs to make a political ad using this video.

    Houston black woman EPIC rant about unaccompanied illegals: “Why can’t they go back?”

    Right now the Dems are running ads telling blacks that if the Dems lose, Obama will be impeached, lynchings will sweep the nation, and black kids won’t be able to leave the house without bullet proof vests to protect them from the racist white cops.

    In other words, as it briefly dawned on this woman in Houston, the Dems treat blacks like s@%$. So since their only hope this election cycle is to drive black voters to the polls, the only way for them to do that is to make them forget how s@#$@y Dems treat blacks and instead scare them into thinking the GOP will treat them even s@#$%ier.

    It’s not possible to treat blacks more like crap than the Dems. Who can afford to take them for granted, and toss them to the curb when a newer, more attractive girlfriend in the form of millions of Hispanics comes along. After all, this woman’s rant also tells the Dems that blacks will keep coming back no matter how many times they give them the back of the party’s hand. If the only way her kids are going to have anything is if the government gives it to them instead of to somebody else, then she pretty much has to settle for what government cheese they’re willing to redistribute her way.

    As I said, it needs to be a political ad. But not a campaign ad. It wouldn’t work this close to the election. But if blacks are tired of being treated like s@#$ then it’s time to stop being dependent on their abuser.

    Steve57 (e92787)

  14. I’m putting my link here as it is much more appropriate. I missed this thread earlier.
    It will make your day, really.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  15. It’s powerful stuff, MD. But they’ll just be targeted as “Uncle Toms” and everything will go on as before. I hate that I am so cynical about it, but things continue as they ever were.

    JVW (60ca93)

  16. As I told JD, any time someone starts paying attention its a good thing.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  17. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Grease. This is Chicago. The Ward Committeeman will offer them $80,000.00 a year Streets and Sanitation jobs, and in February they’ll be in front of the polling places handing out palm cards with the establishment ticket.

    nk (dbc370)

  18. Blacks will never vote R in any significant number-ever. Simply put, 75% of middle class blacks owe their jobs to government either directly or indirectly and poor blacks will never vote R for very obvious reasons. Middle class blacks make up about 50-60% of all blacks.

    The two biggest beneficiaries of the expansion of government since the 1960s are white liberals and blacks. The D party opened up government employment to blacks in the 1960s and in the process got themselves a permanent voting block. That is still true today. In Chicago look at the IRS, Post Office, HUD, Secretary of State (DMV in other states), police, teachers, Streets & Sanitation and Mass transit. All of these agencies and more have a significant number and high percentage of black employees.

    Ipso Fatso (10964d)

  19. 17. Blacks will never vote R in any significant number-ever…

    Ipso Fatso (10964d) — 10/28/2014 @ 7:14 pm

    Which is why the Democrats feel they are free to treat the black electorate like s@#$.

    Steve57 (e92787)

  20. 8.It’s like a “battered girlfriend” thing.
    Simon Jester (c8876d) — 10/28/2014 @ 7:05 am

    Never have had this “battered girlfriend” thing! Tasty I bet, when deep fried they are!


    Yoda (cffabe)

  21. Ipso Fatso’s point is a very strong one.

    DejectedHead (532aac)

  22. “All of these agencies and more have a significant number and high percentage of black employees.”

    The GOP will never overcome this with lessons about economics.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

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