July 15th in Washington, D.C.: Anti-Amnesty March and Rally
We believe it is time that members of Congress act to preserve economic opportunity for American workers - and pass immigration legislation that protects and supports the nearly 22 million American citizens who do not have jobs, or cannot find adequate employment to support their families. Economists report that labor participation in the U.S. is at its lowest rate in over 30 years.
Despite sluggish economic conditions, some in Congress have put forth immigration proposals to increase legal immigration levels by 50% and provide amnesty to over 11 million people who have entered the country illegally. We stand against these proposals, as they will result in adding millions more to the U.S. labor force, putting millions of American citizens out of work.
As their web site notes, if the Gang of Eight's immigration bill is enacted, it "will be costly for all Americans, but will harm black American workers more than any other group. Mass immigration and amnesty puts those poorest Americans from all walks of life out of work and suppresses wages, causing them to compete with aliens willing to work in poorer working conditions for cheaper pay. When 22 million Americans are either out of work or unemployed, now is no time to further over-saturate the labor force with increased immigration levels and amnesty. If Congress doesn't stop this irresponsible legislation, the United States will continue to see more and more Americans of all races out of jobs and on the streets."
The list of speakers for the event includes:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)
Former Rep. Alan West (Fla.);
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.);
State Sen. Elbert Guillory (R-La.);
Frank Morris, former Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation;
Mike Cutler, former INS Agent; and
Dennis Michael Lynch, filmmaker .
What: DC March for Jobs
When: Monday, July 15, 2013 -- 9:30 a.m.
Where: Starts at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC
For more information, visit www.dcmarchforjobs.com/
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The Black American Leadership Alliance and other participants will call upon Congress to:
• Recognize the devastating effects illegal immigration and amnesty have on low-skilled workers, particularly those in minority communities;
• Enforce current immigration laws, and;
• Fulfill their duties to the millions of Americans struggling to find work by opposing amnesty and supporting policies to reduce overall levels of legal and illegal immigration, and to protect American jobs from irresponsible immigration legislation.
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