Barbara Jordan was a true civil rights icon. She was very concerned by both legal and illegal immigrants and their effects on the Black community. Illegal immigration especially harms the Black Community.
When illegal immigration rises, the number of jobs for Black Americans drop. It’s a simple matter of math. Illegal aliens will even work for below minimum wage, so why would you hire a Black man or woman?
Jordan composed a list of steps that needed to be made in order to strengthen the Black community.
Here are her talking points and then you tell me who follows her guidance more, Democrats or President Trump:
- Mandatory E-Verify to ban employers from hiring illegal aliens
- Barring illegal aliens from non-emergency public services
- Cutting legal immigration levels down from about one million admissions a year to 550,000 admissions a year
- Ending chain migration, which makes up about 70 percent of all legal immigration to the U.S.
- Reducing the importation of low-skilled foreign workers who compete for U.S. jobs with poor and working-class Americans
National Bureau of Economic Research’s analysts George Borjas, Jeffrey Grogger, and Gordon Hanson reiterated Jordan’s warnings in their 2007 study of immigration’s impact on the black American community.
“We find a numerically sizable and statistically significant negative correlation between immigration and the wages of black men,” the researchers noted. “A sizable and significant negative correlation between immigration and the employment rate of black men; and a sizable and significant positive correlation between immigration and the incarceration rate of black men.”
The researchers’ findings also revealed that the immigration inflow of more than a million legal immigrants a year to the U.S. “reduced the employment rate of low-skill black men by about eight percentage points.”
“Immigration, therefore, accounts for about 40 percent of the 17.9 percentage point decline in black employment rates” the researchers found.
At the same time, mass legal immigration drove up the number of workers in the country by nearly ten percent between 1980 and 2000 and increased the number of high school dropouts by more than 20 percent.