Written by Urban Outreach Director, Nzinga Johnson who works on the Roger W. Allison Campaign
How Illegal Immigration Is Damaging Our Communities…
Illegal immigration is plaguing the black community and the government is doing nothing about it. I have seen so many debates in which leftists claim that mass immigration stimulates the economy, that immigrants do jobs Americans won’t and let’s not forget the infamous argument, “We are a nation of immigrants.” Am I the only one that throws up in my mouth, just a little, when I hear that statement? Vernon M. Briggs Jr. a professor of Labor Economics at Cornell University and a Board Director of the Center for Immigration Studies says, “No issue has affected the economic well-being of African Americans more than the phenomenon of immigration and its related policy manifestations.” He also said, “In this post-1965 era of mass immigration, no racial or ethnic group has benefited less or been harmed more than the nation’s African American community.” I tend to agree with Briggs on this issue.
If the government were honest, they’d admit that the immigration debate is all about votes. If Democrats can seem sympathetic to the hard-working Hispanic immigrants of this generation, they will have the votes of the next generation of Hispanic voters. Doesn’t this story sound familiar? When Lyndon B. Johnson, seemingly sympathetic, implemented damaging policies that heavily affected Black America, he had in mind votes 200 years in the future. The Democrats are playing chess, thinking several moves ahead. They are playing on Hispanic fears and insecurities all the while drooling over the thought of winning future presidential elections with 90% or more of the Hispanic vote. Guess what? G.K. Butterfield, Congressman of North Carolina District 1, is no different. Blacks have been pawns in his game since 2004 and we are about to be sacrificed to make room for an influx of Latino voters.
Before I get to Butterfield, I want to talk about what the experts have found when researching and studying the effects of illegal immigration. Economists debate on the degree of the effect that illegal immigration has on the black community, specifically the impact on wages and employment; but, they do agree that there is some effect. A briefing in Washington D.C. given by The United States Civil Rights Commission on immigration stated, “Evidence for negative effects of such (labor force) competition ranges from modest to significant.” Black males are competing for low-skilled jobs with illegal immigrants and our government is all for it. Politicians that are cut from the same dingy, sleazy cloth as Butterfield get on television and shed tears over the “Dreamers”, but they don’t blink an eye when Black Americans suffer. The same briefing report also said, “Six out of ten adult black males have a high school diploma or less, and black men are disproportionately employed in the low-skilled labor market, where they are more likely to be in labor competition with immigrants.”
The Problem in North Carolina…
G.K. Butterfield is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and has been in office since 2004. We cannot give Butterfield the benefit of doubt on this issue. In 2013, black attorney Peter Kirsanow, member of the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights, wrote a letter to the Congressional Black Caucus and in it, he stated, “ The obvious question (on illegal immigration) is whether there are sufficient jobs in the low-skilled labor market for both African Americans and illegal immigrants. The answer is no.” Butterfield knows what illegal immigration is doing to wages and employment in the communities that he represents; he was briefed on it in 2013.
Simply put, Butterfield has utterly failed the black community in his district on many fronts. Under his leadership, District One has a 15.5% unemployment rating and his ploy for more votes is to create even more competition for American citizens. Here are a few quotes of Butterfield’s that are quite chilling:
“The immigrant community is not a threat to democracy or American safety…”
When asked, “Can you give us a sense of how North Carolina would function were we to deport every single undocumented immigrant?” Butterfield replied, “The North Carolina economy depends on immigrant labor. That is a fact… The North Carolina economy depends on immigrant labor. To remove that source of labor from the economy would be catastrophic… The zealots are the ones talking about removing undocumented immigrants.”
Well, there you have it, folks. A North Carolina sitting Congressman admits that he wants to undermine the Constitution and allow illegal activity to go on in his district. Butterfield brags about being a part of the Civil Rights movement but, he has sold his soul to the Democratic agenda of securing votes no matter the cost, no matter who gets hurt.
The Constitution Protects US!
The 14th Amendment of the Constitution was put in place to protect blacks brought here by force. It was written to give us rights as citizens in this great country. That Amendment was not written for “anchor babies” or any other individual that has come into the country illegally. Only American citizens are protected by the Constitution and that includes the Black Americans. The Democrats, for several generations, have been the party that claimed to stand for Black America. They said they’d clothe us, feed us, house us, be our daddy and now they are trading us in for the Hispanic vote.
I am not a racist, I am not an isolationist, but I know bull when I see it and I can’t help but call it out! Our rights have been stolen, our government has failed us and it’s time for new leadership. A black woman said at a town hall meeting in California, “When we (blacks) break the law, we get three strikes. When they (illegal immigrants) break the law, they get amnesty.” Blacks complain that the judicial system is unfair and Butterfield believes the same; yet, we keep voting for the party that isn’t fighting for our felons to be pardoned! Instead, these liars are fighting for a group of people that belong to entirely different countries! It’s insane!
A.J. Delgado of the National Review said it perfectly when she wrote, “Democrats are chucking aside black voters in their rush to lock in the Latino vote (or so they’re hoping). Taken for granted as a given come election time, blacks are now actively harmed as the Democrats vow to grow their voting base through importing more and more of what they see as future blue voters.” See, we are literally being replaced, traded in for a newer model or as Delgado so eloquently put it “ a new trophy wife”.
Time For New Leadership?
District One, how long are you going to put up with G.K. Butterfield? He’s barely campaigning because he thinks of blacks as sheep, that will keep voting for the candidate with the (D) beside his name. I say we vote in Roger W. Allison in November. It’s time for fresh leadership. Allison is pro-White America, pro-Asian America, pro-Hispanic America, and most definitely pro-Black America. It’s time to follow a man who is pro-America! Allison is focused on closing the floodgates at the border and revitalizing the black community in his district. He will be a true civil servant, representing the people and fighting tooth and nail to heal District One. Now is the time!