Obama’s fiddling over illegal immigration hurts African-Americans

Obama’s fiddling over illegal immigration hurts African-Americans

Who's in charge here? / White House photo, United States Government Works license
Who's in charge here? / White House photo, United States Government Works license

LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2014 — “Illegal alien women and children given a free pass into America; African-Americans hardest hit.”

You will not see this headline in any mainstream media newspaper or online feed, but it is a reflection of the truth.

Despite the hope of some African-Americans that the first black president would usher a new era for the black community, it has been anything but. Save for knee-jerk reactions over Henry Louis Gates’ altercation with a Cambridge policeman and during the George Zimmerman trial, the president has mostly lectured and talked down to the black community, while doing nothing concrete to address the problems that plague it.

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How is this different from the Tea Party and right-wing protests, complaints, and commentary against this president? African-Americans are a staunchly loyal base of the Democrat party. In 2008, 95 percent of African-Americans voted for Barack Obama to become president, and this number held fairly steady in 2012 to reelect him. The president has made sweeping executive orders to benefit gays, Hispanics, and women, but beyond speechifying, has done little for blacks. Those who were relying on the first black president to bring “change” have been sorely disappointed.

Talk-show host and commentator Tavis Smiley, and author and academic Dr. Cornel West have become fierce critics of the president; they are critical of his poor response to the black community and race relations during his five years in the White House. Smiley tweeted in July, 2013 that the president’s remarks on race following the George Zimmerman verdict were “as weak as pre-sweetened Kool-Aid.” But Smiley and West have only come under fire for their criticism as African-Americans in media and other communities continue to staunchly support the president.

Then there is the president’s near silence on the horrible violence in his adopted city of Chicago. If nothing else, this should be a clear indicator that beyond getting their votes, he simply does not care about the issues of the black community. Yet the black community continues to support him.

But this appears to be changing.

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It took President Obama’s apparent lack of concern and enforcement on illegal immigrant women and children flooding the United States southern border for many African-Americans to finally take off the blinders. They are now seeing that the president’s push for billions of dollars to process and care for these illegals on American soil will rob the American taxpayer, and further decimate economically-disadvantaged communities — a majority of them African-American.

Chicago Southside residents unleashed on the president in this video by Rebel Pundit, a grassroots news organization. These residents gathered to protest in front of Chicago Police Department headquarters after the July 4 weekend, when 82 people were shot and 14 killed. The protesters questioned why federal dollars are being spent on illegal immigrants in Texas while Chicagoans continue to suffer.

“He’s going to go down being one of the worst. Presidents. Ever!” One protester said. The rest of the protesters were even more damning of the president and his agenda to create new Democrat voters from these illegal immigrants. The Southside has watched closely and seen the president’s poor record in the black community long before his days in D.C. Another protester alluded to Obama’s days as an Illinois State and United States senator, and pointed out that even then he ignored the problems in the black communities.

So these protests and complaints cannot be immediately labeled racist, or chalked up to politics, or a right-wing conspiracy. This is Obama’s staunchest base finally connecting the dots and seeing what their loyalty has bought them: absolutely nothing.

Murrieta, Calif. became the first shoe to drop in the failure of the Obama Administration’s amnesty strategy. One-hundred and fifty highly concerned and agitated residents took to the streets to prevent buses of illegal women and children immigrants from entering the town.

Among those anti-illegal protesters were a young-adult African-American male, an African-American Vietnam veteran, and a young-adult African-American female who debated with pro-amnesty advocates bused into Murrieta to counter-protest. Their debate begins about 40 seconds in. Warning: There is strong language in this video.

The younger African-American male asked one pro-amnesty protester, “If somebody brought six children to your house, would you take them in? And you ain’t got no job? What are we going to do for the people here who are starving already? What’s being changed now — today? Why are we not protesting now for the m***f**ers that’s sleepin’ in the streets in L.A.? We got our own people that are starving and hungry, and we’re sitting here fighting over more people coming to the table? Why would you add to the problem?!”

Why indeed. Democrats and much of the left want to complain about how America needs to solve its problems at home and stop trying to nation build and resolve other country’s problems. Yet this illegal immigration crisis is not only another country’s problem that we are trying to solve, but it will compound and overwhelm the economic, health, and logistical problems of America and individual Americans.

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The citizens of Murrieta were the first to recognize this, and the black voices among those citizens are particularly damning.

Houston resident Bernadette Lancelin seals the condemnation on the handling of this illegal immigration crisis. This African-American woman was interviewed by Fox 26 News, and expressed her outrage over potential government plans to rehab a closed middle school in her neighborhood in order to house the illegals.

The video has gone viral, and for good reason. This is not merely a black woman “from the hood” protesting about possibly losing government handouts or crying about lack of government help. Lancelin is a working grandmother who pays taxes and owns the house she shares with her own 83-year-old mother. She is part of the middle class that the Obama administration keeps claiming they want to help, yet the policies of this administration are the major reason the middle class continues to flounder. This amnesty boondoggle will only cause a lifeboat with holes to take on more water, and eventually sink.

Ms. Lancelin is not without sympathy for the plight of these illegals, but she echoes the sentiment of the Murrieta protesters: Take care of American citizens first, before you give our money to process and house illegals.

“I’m sorry that their parents are in poor living conditions or surroundings or whatever’s going on out there. I don’t care. I care about what’s going on right here in my own back yard, my neighborhood.

“Am I the only one in this community that’s out here that watches the news this morning?! Oh, my God! I feel alone right now this … this, and I’m very saddened by it.”

No, Ms. Lancelin, you are not alone. The other videos show, and indicate that this is more than a flash in the pan. This outrage needs to grow and fuel a movement where Blacks not only take their communities back from the government, but stop allowing government — Democrat or Republican — to define our leaders or our fate.

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