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Old 02-20-2013, 11:26 PM   #11
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Default Blacks Point Out Obvious to Obama - Amnesty Means Fewer Jobs, Lower Wages

Blacks Point Out Obvious to Obama - Amnesty Means Fewer Jobs, Lower Wages
By Joe Guzzardi February 20, 2013 12:27 pm

If Barack Obama gets his wish for an illegal alien amnesty, he will have set African-American causes back further than any president in recent memory. During a period when black unemployment is brutally high, either legal residency or a full blown amnesty that includes citizenship would authorize an additional 11 million workers to compete with blacks for scarce jobs.

The Census Bureau's American Community Survey's latest data found the following U-6 unemployment statistics for U.S.-born blacks: young adults 18-29 with a high school diploma, 41.8 percent; high school drop outs age 18-65, 61.0 percent and teens age 16-17, 53.6 percent. The federal government's U-6 unemployment rate includes not only people actively looking for employment who cannot find any kind of job but also counts "discouraged workers" who stopped looking and those who want a full-time job but have been forced to settle for a part-time position.

Obama's apparent disregard for blacks' plights dates back to his administration's first days and continues today. In 2009 Obama supporter Danny Glover charged the president with not doing enough for blacks. Obama retaliated on the American Urban Radio Networks that he cannot pass legislation that favors one demographic over another but could pass "laws that help all people especially those who are most vulnerable and most in need."

But the fact that passing amnesty would devastate blacks as well as other unemployed Hispanics and poor Americans is beyond argument. Anyone who can do simple math can figure out that adding 11 million potential workers seriously hurts the job chances of the 20 million unemployed or under-employed Americans.

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