Black Caucus to Join Push for Amnesty for Illegals

 

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AFRICANGLOBE – The Congressional Black Caucus is going to join the push for more low-wage immigration, reversing its stance in 2006 and 2007, when it avoided the controversy.

 

“Immigration reform will be one of our top three priorities this year,” Ayofemi Kirby, the caucus’ communications director, told reporters on Wednesday.

 

The caucus is also trying to protect the “Diversity Visa” program from the GOP’s efforts to zero it, she said. Elimination of the program “would lower the number of [Black] immigrants from countries who already have low number of immigrants … [in the United States], especially and Africa” and Caribbean countries.

 

“That’s a huge issue for us,” she added, noting that the new policy will be detailed next week.

 

The caucus will also “be looking at [immigration’s] impact on low-income communities,” she said.

 

Immigration is a very contentious issue in African-American communities, partly because many African-Americans view immigrant Latinos as competition for low-skill jobs, apartments and government grants.

 

The formal unemployment rate for African-Americans is 14 percent. In practice, the underemployment and unemployment rates are far higher. For example, only about half of young African-American men have full-time jobs.


African-Americans’ incomes have also fallen dramatically because of the recession, and many African-American neighborhoods and savings have been damaged by a wave of bankruptcies following the 2007 bursting of the post-1996 real-estate bubble.

 

That economic pressure is acknowledged by African-American advocacy groups that are reluctant to criticize President Barack Obama and other progressive Democrats.

 

“The country’s back to pretty much where it was when this president started [in 2009]. … White people in this country are doing a bit better [and] Black people are doing far worse,” Ben Jealous, the president of the NAACP, told NBC on Jan. 27.

 

The competition for jobs is highlighted in D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and other major cities, where small-scale employers tend to hire workforces that are overwhelmingly Latino or African-American.

 

However, the widespread and often bitter opposition to immigration is partially muted by many African-Americans’ empathy for Latinos, whose circumstances are often similar to those of Blacks.

 

But African-American politicians and advocates are under intense pressure to keep good relations with influential Hispanic and Asian lobbies, as well as progressive groups, both of which strongly support an immigration rewrite and a conditional-amnesty.

 

On Capital Hill, the Congressional Black Caucus’s leadership are part of the so-called Tricaucus of African-American, Hispanic and Asian caucuses.

 

But African-American politicians are also under pressure to cooperate with Hispanic lobbies, because some of their districts are increasingly Latino, rather than African-American.

 

In July 2012, for example, Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel narrowly defeated a primary challenge from an ambitious Latino politician, New York state Senator Adriano Espaillat.

 

Rangel is one of the most senior Democratic politicians in the House.

On Jan. 28, Rangel announced he would push for a major immigration rewrite this year, and a conditional amnesty for illegal immigrants.

 

“As a proud representative of a congressional district that is home to a huge immigrant population, I have been a longtime advocate for immigration reform … I am committed to supporting the President as he pushes to make the American Dream a reality for everyone in America,” he said in a statement.

 

The attempted 2006 and 2007 rewrites were backed by Reps. John Conyers and Sheila Jackson-Lee.

 

Conyer’s district in Michigan includes a growing Muslim population, and Jackson-Lee’s Texas district includes many Hispanics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Further proof that we are getting pushed out - even of our own representation - in favor of the ever-growing Hispanic/Latino population.  Nobody believes me that this problem is WORSE than many of us really realize!!  

 

And the second 'revelation' that should be noted and acknowledged by us is that ... there's nothing that can be done that's going to STOP this trend from continuing to get worse!!  For us.

 

But .... if we're smart ... (or at least can get that way with a quickness!!!) we BETTER figure out how to (socially/economically/educationally) take care of ourselves and our own.  Because we DO have the capability to be self-sustainable!!!  And soon ... and VERY soon .... we're gonna be all we've got!!  

Originally Posted by EbonyRose:

  

 

Further proof that we are getting pushed out - even of our own representation - in favor of the ever-growing Hispanic/Latino population.  Nobody believes me that this problem is WORSE than many of us really realize!!  

 

And the second 'revelation' that should be noted and acknowledged by us is that ... there's nothing that can be done that's going to STOP this trend from continuing to get worse!!  For us.

 

But .... if we're smart ... (or at least can get that way with a quickness!!!) we BETTER figure out how to (socially/economically/educationally) take care of ourselves and our own.  Because we DO have the capability to be self-sustainable!!!  And soon ... and VERY soon .... we're gonna be all we've got!!  

I absolutely believe you EbonyRose... this is not a good look that our own black politicians are willing to sell us out for the vote. That's what this comes down to...

And what will the Black Caucus get in return for supporting amnesty for illegals? NOTHING! Does anyone honestly believe the demographic in the amnesty community (Hispanic & Asian) will return the favor? The Black Caucus supports Amnesty for illegals, AIPAC, Armenian genocide issues, anything but our collective interest. Dr. Anderson was right; black people are a relegated, fixed minority that fails to leverage or broker power. Shit like this is our own fault. 

Gay, Latino groups forge immigration alliance

 

<cite class="byline vcard" id="yui_3_5_1_11_1359840437466_318">By LISA LEFF | Associated Press – <abbr class="updated" title="2013-02-02T19:38:04Z">1 hr 49 mins ago</abbr></cite>

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a gay Mexican immigrant living in the United States illegally, Alex Aldana acutely understands his double-minority status. Not only does he fear deportation, he can't seek citizenship by marrying a partner because the federal government doesn't recognize same-sex marriages.

 

He and other gay activists are hoping the new immigration debate at the top of Washington's agenda will change that, and they are betting on a newly forged but still fragile alliance between a pair of voting blocs considered critical to President Obama's re-election: Latinos and the gay community.

 

The gay rights movement is working to make sure bi-national same-sex couples are included inimmigration reform legislation making its way toward Congress, a tricky task for a constituency at the nexus of two hot-button social issues. So far, it has done so with strong backing from its liberal Latino partners.

Groups such as the League of United Latin American Citizens, the National Council de la Raza and theMexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund — all of which endorsed same-sex unions last year — reiterated this week that married gays should be part of a reform plan that provides a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.

 

Both Obama and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have included bi-national gay couples in their immigration reform blueprints. The framework that eight leading Democratic and Republican senators unveiled this week did not.

Republicans John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, two of the senators working to hammer out a bipartisan immigration bill, already have rejected the idea that gay immigrants have a place in the coming debate.

 

"I'm telling you now, if you load this up with social issues and things that are controversial, then it will endanger" the endeavor, said McCain, whose wife and daughter support marriage rights for same-sex couples. He does not.

 

Aldana, 26, is torn. He encourages Hispanic groups to include gay rights in their struggle, but reminds gay activists that immigration rights go far beyond just fighting for legal residency for foreigners in same-sex marriages.

 

"The reality is that immigration is not just about married couples. That's a middle-class concern. It's a privilege I support, but it's not something that will benefit all our immigrant communities," Aldana said.

 

Rep. Mike Honda, a California Democrat and vice-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, plans to reintroduce stand-alone legislation next week in hopes of getting its provisions incorporated in any overarching immigration bill that reaches the Republican-controlled House.

 

"In the bow of the ship is immigration reform, and the big iceberg out there is reuniting families with bi-national couples," Honda said. "They cannot be excluded from the definition of family. Otherwise, we can't call it comprehensive."

 

Another factor is the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration in late March of the federal law that currently bars U.S. citizens in same-sex marriages from sponsoring their foreign-born partners for permanent legal residency. If justices uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, gay-friendly lawmakers would have less leverage to press the issue.

 

Gay rights leaders have focused attention on building strategic coalitions with ethnic and racial minority groups since the passage in 2008 of California's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. Exit polling showed that about seven of 10 black voters and more than half of Latinos supported Proposition 8 on the same day Obama first won the White House, revealing a gap between gay groups that were seen as white and privileged and minority communities that were viewed as inherently anti-gay.

 

Ari Gutierrez, chairwoman of the Latino Equality Alliance, a Los Angeles-based group of gay, lesbian and transgender Hispanics, said important inroads have been made since the election. Gay contingents now participate in the immigrant rights marches held every May Day. Last week, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force sponsored the first daylong workshop at its annual organizing conference devoted to working in Latino communities.

 

"There is work that still needs to be shored up, but I think it's pretty much understood that, if it's legal for one, it should be legal for the other," Gutierrez said.

 

A survey by the Pew Hispanic Center and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released in October, just before Latino and gay voters were credited with key roles in Obama's re-election, found support for gay marriage rising quickly among Latinos, with 53 percent favoring allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed. When the same survey was conducted in 2006, 56 percent of Latinos opposed same-sex unions.

 

Ultimately, though, decisions about whose needs are addressed and whose are left for another day lies with lawmakers and the White House, not the good intentions of advocacy groups, said Frank Gilliam, dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

"If I were a Democratic Senate aide and this (issue) was a discussion in our staff meeting, I would tell our member that this is something you better be prepared to give up," Gilliam said. "We are talking politics. We are not talking about what the right thing to do is."

Originally Posted by Dissident:

And what will the Black Caucus get in return for supporting amnesty for illegals? NOTHING! Does anyone honestly believe the demographic in the amnesty community (Hispanic & Asian) will return the favor? The Black Caucus supports Amnesty for illegals, AIPAC, Armenian genocide issues, anything but our collective interest. Dr. Anderson was right; black people are a relegated, fixed minority that fails to leverage or broker power. Shit like this is our own fault. 

Yes this is absolute BS. AND we have a black president too who is willing to sell us down the River along with the Black Caucus.... Let's not over look that.

We have a Black President and unemployment in the black community is as high as ever.

Originally Posted by Yemaya:
Originally Posted by EbonyRose:

  

 

Further proof that we are getting pushed out - even of our own representation - in favor of the ever-growing Hispanic/Latino population.  Nobody believes me that this problem is WORSE than many of us really realize!!  

 

And the second 'revelation' that should be noted and acknowledged by us is that ... there's nothing that can be done that's going to STOP this trend from continuing to get worse!!  For us.

 

But .... if we're smart ... (or at least can get that way with a quickness!!!) we BETTER figure out how to (socially/economically/educationally) take care of ourselves and our own.  Because we DO have the capability to be self-sustainable!!!  And soon ... and VERY soon .... we're gonna be all we've got!!  

I absolutely believe you EbonyRose... this is not a good look that our own black politicians are willing to sell us out for the vote. That's what this comes down to...

 

Yep, that's exactly what it comes down to!!  However ... I don't know how much of that may be intentional disregard ... and how much is just a matter of present circumstance.

 

The fact is ... the EVER INCREASING number of Hispanics (mostly Mexicans) whose numbers (by births) have been multiplying at record rates over the past 25 years that they started pouring over the boarder in record numbers... are now young adult legal citizens starting families ... and they have to live somewhere!!! 

 

Their trend has ALWAYS been for them to spread into and eventually take over primarily-Black neighborhoods (especially in lower-income areas) pushing Black residents out (at least for those lucky enough to be able to move!).

 

If the demographics of a neighborhood changes, then the constituency of a particular Representative changes as well.  While the shift will turn soon enough and Black Representatives will (eventually) be voted out and replaced with Hispanic Representatives elected by Hispanic voters in any given district ... right now, at least, many Black Caucus members still have their jobs!!

 

And unlike Black constituencies ... Hispanics DO organize and coalesce and approach their Representatives with their grievances and expect them to be addressed ... and are willing to openly protest and agitate their elected officials (at all levels) to make that happen!!

 

Which is exactly what an engaged voter/citizen/constituent/organization/special interest group is supposed to do to their elected Representatives.

They like the other liberals and democrats could care less about the dumb black people that support them. Blacks are useful idiots.

 

1. Mindlessly vote for them.

2. Black Americans are a useful tool to make other people stupid since they are looked upon as the cool hip race.

 

The liberals want to turn this country into a latin banana republic. Black Americans are going reap what they sowed when this happens. It won't be pleasant.

Originally Posted by EbonyRose:

Who left the damn door open??  


No factual counter argument. In fact no counter argument period. Just typical lame democrat distraction tactics.

 

The democrats want to legalize illegal aliens that will send black Americans further into the abyss and your dumb ass still feels the need to defend them.

 

Black democrats have absolutely no ambition. It is the logical conclusion to come to. People with ambition look out for themselves since looking out for themselves is what will help them advance.

Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist:

Didn't we do this amnesty thing once before in the 80s or 90s?

 

Xum

 

Yes, we did.  And MILLIONS took advantage of it and became almost "instant" citizens!!

 

Some people are saying that in offering "citizenship" this time around, many will choose not to switch their nationality .... which I don't believe for a second!!  The "benefits" of becoming a citizen are too great!!  More access to money, better jobs, and the ability to vote .... will outweigh any dedication to keeping their "nationality" status.  They can always go home.  AND ... come back.  

  I guess people with ambition will look at for themselves by murdering millions of Native Americans and enslaving millions of African slaves to ensure THAT ambition.  The arrogance of some folks regarding the TRUTH and the true history of America.  You really NEED to get off your soap box.  Cuz your forefathers were IMMIGRANTS too....but!  Immigants of the WORSE kind i.e. inhumane MONSTERS!.    So why dontcha just go under a rock or something.  Cuz your voice is NOT needed or will ever be needed.....here. 

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