Civil Rights Advocate Tells Obama Amnesty Harms Black Workers

Breitbart — A top civil rights advocate is warning President Obama that extending executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens will deeply harm black workers. Peter Kirsanow, as U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner, says in a Oct. 27 letter to Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ recently revealed preparations for a huge ID “surge” extended his alarm over what the president has planned. “Granting work authorization to millions of illegal immigrants will devastate the black community, which is already struggling in the wake of the recession that began in 2007 and the subsequent years of malaise,” he explained. “Illegal immigration has a disparate impact on African-American men because these men are disproportionately represented in the low-skilled labor force,” Kirsanow added. Noting that he writing as a single member of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and not on behalf of the body, Kirsanow argued in a lengthy letter to Obama and Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, that expected executive actions would have negative effects on low skilled workers, particularly African Americans, and higher skilled tech workers. “My concerns center around the effect such grant of legal status will have on two subsets of American workers: low-skilled workers, particularly low-skilled black workers, and high- skilled STEM workers.” [Read More]