Larry Elder
In 1964, Malcolm X chastised black people for their blind allegiance to the Democratic Party.

He said: "You put them first, and they put you last -- 'cause you're a chump. A political chump! ... Anytime you throw your weight behind a political party that controls two-thirds of the government, and that Party can't keep the promise that it made to you during election time, and you are dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with that Party -- you're not only a chump but you're a traitor to your race."

The Democratic Party embraces "comprehensive immigration reform," which is code for amnesty, which, in turn, is code for "keep the borders porous so that we get a constant stream of new Democratic voters and cheap labor."

Attorney Peter Kirsanow, one of eight members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, says that unskilled illegal aliens pose an economic threat to unskilled Americans, a disproportionate amount of who are black.

Last year, Kirsanow, along with two other committee members, sent a letter to his congresswoman, Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. The letter advised Fudge and the rest of the caucus to oppose the Democrats' proposed amnesty legislation. "Illegal immigration," said the letter, "has a disparate impact on African-American men because these men are disproportionately represented in the low-skilled labor force. ... The obvious question is whether there are sufficient jobs in the low-skilled labor market for both African-Americans and illegal immigrants. The answer is no. ... Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants will only further harm African-American workers."

What about the urban crime caused by some illegal aliens?

From Oct. 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, over 57,000 unaccompanied alien children, or UACs, have been apprehended entering the country illegally. Many voluntarily turn themselves over to authorities with the goal of obtaining "permiso" to remain in the country. Not only do they pose a threat to jobs, but also we have no idea how many are intent on entering the country to commit crimes. According to Pew Research, some 85 to 90 percent of the "children" apprehended at the border are teens, between 13 and 17 years of age.


Larry Elder

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