Obama’s Executive Order an Opportunity for Republicans
On July 15th of 2013 there was a march on Washington, D.C. which was totally ignored by the media. It was organized by BALA, the Black American Leadership Alliance, and various TEA Party Organizations. The purpose of this rally was Jobs for Americans, not illegal aliens. Many of the top Conservative Black Leadership were there to speak.
This rally was attended by community leaders of all races from around the country. The march was organized in an attempt to stop Congress’ amnesty push, enforce immigration laws as written, and support policies that put black U.S. citizens back to work. It was also supported by many TEA Party groups. Did you hear about this rally, did you see video of it on your choice of News Shows?
Was there a news blackout? It seems so, since it wasn’t covered in any detail by any major news organization. Apparently President Obama wasn’t listening… or there is no political advantage to listening to these people.
This situation might be looked at by Republicans as an OPPORTUNITY. Perhaps the Republicans should be telling the black constituents just how this decision of President Obama’s to add millions of low skilled workers to the legitimate work force will affect their opportunities.
Washington, DC – Black activists with the Project 21 leadership network are continuing to speak out against President Barack Obama’s unilateral action on illegal immigration.
Joe R. Hicks, former executive director of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference: “President Obama strode into the White House promising to give the American people the audacity of hope. What we are witnessing instead, with his immigration agenda, is an audacious grab for power and an evisceration of the Constitution. With the stroke of a pen, Obama rewards those who arrogantly mock our border laws while simultaneously telling those hopeful immigrants still waiting patiently to lawfully come to America that they are chumps. After these five million or so, what then? The magnet that draws illegal immigrants across the border just got stronger. They will come expecting, — no, demanding — to get ‘Obama’s amnesty.’”
Demetrius Minor, youth minister and motivational speaker: “Barack Obama really had the potential to be an iconic president. It’s a shame he’s now relegated to someone who will be remembered most for not only dividing a nation, but for circumventing Congress in order to push his personal agenda.”
Stacy Washington, talk radio host: “Well, black liberals, sorry — but I have to put you on blast. Every time this country has pardoned illegal immigrants, crime and black unemployment have gone through the roof. Don’t believe me? Check the statistics from Reagan’s congressionally-approved amnesty package. Not only did more illegal immigrants as were promised become legal through the undiscovered intricacies of chain immigration, but the crime rate soared and black unemployment went through the roof. Sorry again, black liberals. You just got dumped!”
Charles Butler, talk radio host: “The fact is President Obama will do with the stroke of a pen what 300 years of slavery, Jim Crow and legal segregation could not: destroy the hopes and dreams of millions of black Americans. His position on illegal immigration and reform is not tenable given the numerous sources of information that warn of the negative impact of immigration reform on black Americans and low-income Americans.”
Christopher Arps, founder of the black social networking web site Move-On-Up.org: “Mr. President, how do these people ‘get right with the law’ when you have to break the law to allegedly get them right with the law? This man — a self-professed constitutional scholar — is so brazen that he’s openly violating the Constitution he swore to protect. And he’s doing so just a few years after he said he didn’t have the authority to do what he just did on immigration.”
Shelby Emmett, lawyer and former congressional staff member: “I wish Obama would focus just ten percent of his time on Americans and not illegals. Since this all about rewarding people who chose to put their kids in a position where they’d be ‘ripped’ from their arms, why isn’t Obama suspending family law as well? After all, plenty of American parents lose their kids on a daily basis over silly things like breaking the law.”
This year, Project 21 members have been interviewed and published hundreds of times on immigration, including an op-ed the Orlando Sentinel by Project 21’s Joe Hicks.
Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives for over two decades, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research (http://www.nationalcenter.org).
Obama’s Amnesty Order Harms Jobs, Schools, Health and Simple Fairness, Black Activists Say
Washington, DC – Activists with the Project 21 black leadership network are critical of just-announced executive action by President Barack Obama to grant amnesty to non-citizens illegally in the United States.
“What President Obama did is reward those who broke our laws. This will only embitter and endanger the citizenry and legal immigrants who are similarly looking for work, just scraping by and worried about their economic future,” said Project 21 Archbishop Council Nedd II of St. Alban’s Anglican Church. “God has blessed America with abundance, and I cannot fault those seeking a better life here. But the unregulated surge of people across our borders is problematic, unsustainable and in violation of carefully-crafted rules.”