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.
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.
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.
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.
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.