Amnesty for illegals throws Black America off the bus

Illegal Immigrants surge the fence and America's future.
Illegal Immigrants surge the fence and America's future.

CLEVELAND, November 19, 2014 — With the stroke of a pen, President Barack Obama will strip black Americans and their children of their economic civil rights and opportunities in favor of illegal alien immigrants.

Obama has decided to turn back the clock on black Americans’ hard-won rights by his planned executive order, set for 8 p.m., November 20.

According to the New York Times, Obama will use his executive authority to provide work permits for up to five million people who are in the United States illegally, which will shield them from deportation.

READ ALSO: Hank Johnson compares Obama’s Amnesty order to Lincoln’s Proclamation

Obama believes that the civil rights of these 5-6 million illegal aliens have been violated by the stress of waiting for law enforcement to catch and deport them. Obama concludes that the only solution is to legalize their stay.

These illegal immigrants have effectively blackmailed America; they and their liberal supporters have guilted the president into doing their bidding.

Tens of thousands of black mothers and fathers in Obama’s hometown of Chicago and in other cities may be more than a little ticked off. They are in this country legally, struggling from generation to generation to get a decent education, affordable housing, quality health care, and jobs to support their families.

Obama is about to throw them off the bus.

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Four to 5 million illegal aliens are about to jump ahead of them, hijacking their economic opportunities to attain the American Dream. A community that already suffers from an unemployment rate more than double that of whites is being thrown into direct and open competition with millions of newly legal foreign workers.

What rights and opportunities have these citizenship line-jumpers been deprived of? What have they done to deserve their sudden fast-track to the benefits that have yet to fully come to black America?

The civil rights won from generation to generation by black Americans were won under threat of lynchings, fire bombings, and murder. Illegal aliens have by definition come here in violation of our laws, and they want in consequence to be awarded with the civil and economic rights of citizens — rights not earned and not warranted when they come at the expense of legal citizens.

Obama justifies legitimizing illegals by equating their criminal actions on entering the country with black civil rights struggles. In his imagination, evading border controls, lying to employers, and living a lie has made illegal immigrants into the moral equivalent of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. Criminal evasion of the law is their version of slavery and its unmerciful hardships.

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Millions of illegal immigrants who simply walked across, swam across, or were driven under cover of darkness over the nation’s border, feel they have paid their dues. They feel they have endured experiences comparable to those slaves faced on the harrowing “Underground Railroad.”

Of course there is no logical comparison, but there are some black leaders, like Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., who announced last week that Obama’s unilateral executive action on illegal immigration should be compared to Lincoln’s decision to free the slaves. This dubious connection cheapens the civil rights struggle as well as the 200 plus years of slavery black people endured.

Johnson, like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, supports illegal immigrant demands for more and more American resources, at the expense of far too many black Americans who struggle daily for jobs, decent education and housing. It is wrong, wrong, wrong!

Black America, are you awake?

Where are the courageous black leaders of a century ago, men like Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois? Would those same leaders today be seeking support for illegal immigrant labor and their rights over those of unemployed black young adults looking for their first jobs, first homes, first opportunities? Is that fair to any American whose forbearers came to this country and worked legally to obtain a place in American society?

Take a look at the statistics which show the devastating impact illegal immigration has on black America. On October 27, U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow sent the president a letter warning that, “(g)ranting work authorization to millions of illegal immigrants will devastate the black community, which is already struggling in the wake of the recession.”

Commissioner Kirsanow pointed to a Brookings Institution study that found:

Only about half of high school graduates not enrolled in post-secondary education and less than 30 percent of high school dropouts worked in a given month in 2011. Black teens had the highest labor underutilization rate (defined as encompassing the unemployed, the unemployed who desire employment but are not actively looking, and the underemployed) of any ethnic group – 60 percent.

For 12 years I served as a board member in Wayne County, Michigan for one of the largest social service agencies in America. I cannot think of a single black family that received much needed services in order to help keep body and soul together that would have or should have had to give up essential financial supports — job training and educational benefits — which would help get them on the road out of poverty so that illegal aliens could benefit from their entitlements.

Black America, it is time to send a wakeup call to Obama’s black supporters that the millions of illegal aliens who want your place in line while you are still trying to play by the rules will no longer be tolerated.

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Let Obama and the liberals and black politically-correct apologists know that you will stand up and walk back into the line of economic opportunities. Walk into your civil rights and walk into your jobs, schools, and housing. Stand up for your children’s education and their futures.

After 300 plus years of struggle, I think black America is entitled to its civil rights and economic opportunities. November 20, Walk In and Stay In.

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Kevin Fobbs began writing professionally in 1975. He has been published in the "New York Times," and has written for the "Detroit News," "Michigan Chronicle," “GOPUSA,” "Soul Source" and "Writers Digest" magazines as well as the Ann Arbor and Cleveland "Examiner," "Free Patriot," "Conservatives4 Palin" and "Positively Republican." The former daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on conservative News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit, he is also a published author. His Christian children’s book, “Is There a Lion in My Kitchen,” hit bookstores in 2014. He writes for Communities Digital News, and his weekly show "Standing at Freedom’s Gate" on Community Digital News Hour tackles the latest national and international issues of freedom, faith and protecting the homeland and heartland of America as well as solutions that are needed. Fobbs also writes for Clash Daily, Renew America and BuzzPo. He covers Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Pro-Life, patriotism, terrorism and other domestic and foreign affairs issues. As the former 12-year Community Concerns columnist with The Detroit News, he covered community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, business, government relations, and community and business dispute resolution. Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School. He spearheaded and managed state and national campaigns as well as several of President George W. Bush's White House initiatives in areas including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and Faith-Based Initiatives.
  • None Given

    The problem is an intentional misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment when it comes to “anchor babies”. Since those illegals are considered to be citizens, the action of the President is to
    keep the family together, yet a correct interpretation of the 14th amendment would result in the off-springs AND the parents being sent back to their home country. Please read the
    following and pass it on to your congressional representative:

    The Intent of the 14th Amendment:
    In 1866, Senator Jacob Howard clearly spelled out the intent of the 14th Amendment by

    “Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is
    by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States. This has long been a great desideratum in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country.”

    The phrase “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” was intended to exclude American-born persons from automatic citizenship whose allegiance to the United States was not complete. With illegal aliens who are unlawfully in the United States, their native country has a claim of allegiance on the child. Thus, the completeness of their allegiance to the United States is impaired, which therefore precludes automatic citizenship.

    Supreme Court decisions

    The correct interpretation of the 14th Amendment is that an illegal alien mother is subject to the jurisdiction of her native country, as is her baby.

    Over a century ago, the Supreme Court appropriately confirmed this restricted interpretation of citizenship in the so-called “Slaughter-House cases” [83 US 36 (1873) and 112 US 94 (1884)]13. In the 1884 Elk v.Wilkins case12, the phrase “subject to its jurisdiction” was interpreted to exclude “children of ministers, consuls, and citizens of foreign states born within the United States.” In Elk, the American Indian claimant was considered not an American citizen
    because the law required him to be “not merely subject in some respect or degree to the jurisdiction of the United States, but completely subject to their political jurisdiction and owing them direct and immediate allegiance.”

    The Court essentially stated that the status of the parents determines the citizenship of the child. To qualify children for birthright citizenship, based on the 14th Amendment, parents must owe “direct and immediate allegiance” to the U.S. and be “completely subject” to its jurisdiction. In other words, they must be United States citizens or in Legal residence.

    Congress subsequently passed a special act to grant full citizenship to American Indians, who were not citizens even through they were born within the borders of the United States. The Citizens Act of 1924, codified in 8USCSß1401, provides that:
    The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:
    (a) a person born in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof;
    (b) a person born in the United States to a member of an Indian, Eskimo, Aleutian, or other aboriginal tribe.

    Other Court Rulings
    In 1889, the Wong Kim Ark Supreme Court case10,11 once again, in a ruling based strictly on the 14th Amendment, concluded that the status of the parents was crucial in determining the citizenship of the child. The current misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment is based in part
    upon the presumption that the Wong Kim Ark ruling encompassed illegal aliens. In fact, it did not address the children of illegal aliens and non-immigrant aliens, but rather determined an allegiance for legal immigrant parents based on the meaning of the word domicil(e). Since
    it is inconceivable that illegal alien parents could have a legal domicile in the United States, the ruling clearly did not extend birthright citizenship to children of illegal alien parents. Indeed, the ruling strengthened the original intent of the 14th Amendment.

    The original intent of the 14th Amendment was clearly not to facilitate illegal aliens defying U.S. law and obtaining citizenship for their offspring, nor obtaining benefits at taxpayer expense. Current estimates indicate there may be between 300,000 and 700,000 anchor babies born each year in the U.S., thus causing illegal alien mothers to add more to the U.S. population each year than immigration from all sources in an average year before 1965.

    Quite simply, the Fourteenth Amendment currently is being interpreted to grant automatic birthright citizenship to children born in the United States of illegal alien parents (called anchor babies because under the 1965 immigration Act, they act as an anchor that pulls the illegal
    alien mother and eventually a host of other relatives into permanent U.S. residency). This clearly is contrary to the original intent of Congress and the States in ratifying the Fourteenth Amendment.

    While it has been the practice to bestow citizenship to children of illegal aliens, this practice has never been ruled on by the Supreme Court. And now President Obama is bestowing a Legal Residence Status to known illegal alien parents of those who may be illegal alien children.

    It should be clearly noted that no United States President has the authority to overturn a constitutional amendment that has been re-affirmed by multiple supreme court decisions. If President Obama were to issue an executive order granting any form of citizenship to the illegal alien parents of what should amounts to illegal alien off springs, he would clearly be in violation
    of the US Constitution, of which he claims to love and respect and has sworn to protect in his inaugural acceptance speech.

    It must be noted that the 5 million illegal aliens will work for less money then Americans of any color, so the keeping of that many low wage workers is beneficial to American industry but detrimental to the American worker. It is remarkable that the decline in wages of Americans have a direct relationship to President Reagan granting Amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens many years ago. American workers can expect another drop in their wage levels.

    One Final Note:
    Millions of Americans have served in defense of the United States of America. Many have died to preserve the freedoms that we take for granted – freedoms granted to United States citizens by the US Constitution. Granting birthright citizenship to the children of illegal aliens whose first act in coming here is to break our laws, cheapens beyond recognition the meaning of our Constitution and the value of the lives lost fighting to preserve it.

  • Hugh Kennedy

    O’bozo has become that Emperor he spoke about… Something America once fought against in the war of independance..