ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT

From the bloombergview.com editorial referenced in my previous blog:

As many as 8 million undocumented immigrants hold jobs in the U.S. In fact, they account for more than 5 percent of the U.S. labor force. Their unemployment rate might even be lower than that of the nation\’s black citizens.

Black unemployment in this country is about twice as high as it is for Whites.

While many factors contribute to the high rate of Black unemployment, it is clear that the concomitantly high employment rate of illegals is right at the top of the list.

Elsewhere in the Bloomberg editorial, it is noted that…:

…stereotypes aside, the undocumented are hardly relegated toagriculture and domestic service. Construction, manufacturing andretail are among their biggest employers, accordingto the Migration Policy Institute.

A question for you:  given that the Black population, in aggregate, is disproportionately blue-collar/lower middle class, who do you think Black people are competing against for jobs? 

Does the above information just possibly give you an insight — as well as an insight into how effectively Black people can compete for those jobs against people who might be willing to take less money and not make a stink about benefits or working conditions?

That is why, every time I see a Black “leader” (al sharpton immediately comes to mind) at a protest demanding more rights for illegal aliens, I wonder whether that person is too ignorant to understand what this does to Black employment prospects, really doesn\’t like or care about Black people very much, or generates enough personal gain from doing so that he/she is willing, employment-wise, to toss Black people under the bus.

Do you have a better explanation?  If so, tell me.  I\’d love know about it.

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