CORETTA SCOTT KING IN 1991: HOLD EMPLOYERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIRING ILLEGAL ALIENS
Pro-amnesty activists are hiding behind phony sob stories, to push immigration reform through Congress. The late Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King fought against amnesty long and hard……
In a 1991 letter Coretta Scott King and other black community leaders argued that illegal immigration would have a devastating impact on the black community
“We, the undersigned members of the Black Leadership Forum, write to urge you to postpone introduction of your employer sanctions repeal legislation until we have had an opportunity to report to you what we believe to be the devastating impact the repeal would have on the economic condition of un- and semi-skilled workers–a disproportionate number of whom are African-American and Hispanic; and until we have had the opportunity to propose to you and to our Hispanic brothers and sisters, what we believe could be a number of effective means of eliminating the discrimination occasioned by employer sanctions, without losing the protection sanctions provide for U.S. workers, especially minority workers….”
While the members of the Black Leadership Forum wrote they had “divergent views” at the time on the employer sanctions regarding illegal immigration, they wrote they were united in three respects:
First, they wrote they were united in being “fully committed to the elimination of the root causes of national origin discrimination under the Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) [Reagan’s amnesty], as well as discriminatory impact.”
Second, they said they stood together in their belief that “there are a number of effective ways to remedy discrimination resulting from IRCA, without tampering with employer sanctions. Some measures we support are contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Taskforce on IRCA-Related Discimination and in the 1990 GAO Report on Immigration Reform: Employer Sanctions and Question of Discrimination.”
Third, the writers said they were unanimous in their request for a discussion with Hatch and other members of Congress on “the importance of employer sanctions to the economic security of African Americans and Hispanic workers.”
The black leaders wrote that they feared lack of interior immigration enforcement would lead to future illegal immigration, and the hiring of those illegal immigrants into jobs that could be occupied by black and Hispanic American citizens……..read more…….
Black America (and Hispanic America as well), need leaders like this, not demagogues who screech hatred and blame shifting and grievance and revenge and false narratives.
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Double talking demagogues are expert at using manipulative sob stories to manipulate their way into power and control and money. Once they seize power, they bring nothing but misery and destruction and unhappiness.