“African-Americans originally came to America unwillingly, having been stolen and sold by Muslim slave-catchers in Africa to Dutch traders journeying to America in 1619,” (Forward to American History in Black and White). Once in America, black slaves were forced to work without pay to build plantations owned by great men like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, build national buildings such as the US Capitol and universities and colleges such as the University of Virginia, William and Mary, Harvard, and Brown University. Yes, indeed we blacks built it! For free!
Last time I looked, I didn’t see illegal workers in the U.S. doing construction work for free. They are performing work for depressed wages and illegally but they aren’t doing it for free like slaves did in America.
As any person with common sense well knows, slaves couldn’t return to Africa anytime the mood hit them. Illegal immigrants on the other hand willfully and knowingly break laws to enter our country, live and work here and they can choose to go home anytime. But the problem is illegal immigrants aren’t choosing to go home. Instead Hispanics and Latinos, who represent the majority of the estimated 20 million illegal immigrants in America, are defiantly refusing to leave and demanding America give them amnesty for their sheer numbers and the fact they’ve been here for so long.
In his twitter exchange with Carroll, Conant asked:
“@AlexConant @ConnCarroll What is your suggestion for improving our proposal? Just curious. You seem to be defending broken status quo.”
Senator Rubio can improve his immigration plan by enforcing current laws, including deportation; then mandate all businesses use E-verify to determine a person’s legal status and fine businesses heavily for hiring illegal workers. But most importantly, Rubio should advise his staff and other Republicans to stop comparing illegal immigration to slavery. Republicans can continue to ignore the black vote but they will not be allowed to misrepresent the history of slavery all in the name of pandering to Hispanics with the promise of amnesty.