Beto O’Rourke has done it. He has chosen illegal aliens over black Americans, by suggesting that illegals are the new cotton pickers. That is so bizarre, that it’s laughable. It is no accident that the number of black Americans with jobs has increased greatly since President Trump has begun deporting illegal aliens and prosecuting business owners who hire illegals.
This year, we will have taken in the fewest immigrants that we have accepted in many years. As a result, black unemployment is the lowest it’s ever been and the disparity in unemployment between blacks and whites is at it’s lowest point ever also. Black males have seen a bigger increase in pay than any other group in America.
BLACK AMERICAN: My question is, do you support granting citizenship and American-paid benefits to illegal aliens who violated our country to come here, who fly their foreign flags here, who have citizenship in their countries and whose families did absolutely not build this country, while black people are subject to things that you explained before? You can answer yes or no, please. [Emphasis added]
BETO O’ROURKE: Many, many people built this country, first of all. And we are a country of many people … and I’m paraphrasing Congressman Lewis at this point, but he said something to the effect that each of us came to this country in a different ship. Some of us came here against our will, some of us immigrated here lawfully … some of us are showing up right now as we speak. They’re fleeing the deadliest countries in the planet today. The northern triangle countries of Central America … imagine how bad things have to be for you to scoop up that six-month-old daughter of yours and to walk 2,000 miles … to refuge in a country that is comprised of people from the world over. And yes, there are some people who did not follow our laws when they came here to be with their families or to work jobs and, in some cases, no one was willing to work in their communities. [Emphasis added]
mentioned going to the high school in Roscoe, I also went to the cotton gin in Roscoe. And at that cotton gin, there are 24 jobs and the manager of that gin says it does not matter the wages that I pay or the number of hours that we set … no one born in Roscoe … or Texas or this country who is willing to work. But there are immigrants who are coming from Central America or Mexico or other parts of the world to Roscoe to work these jobs and to help build our economy. [Emphasis added]
The huge gains in employment for blacks come from manufacturing, no farms and not cotton gins. Meatpacking jobs pay well, too but only after ridding them of cheap, illegal labor. More illegals and refugees mean fewer jobs for Americans.