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BLACK CAUCUS LEADER LAUNCHES TV ADS ASKING WHY LEADERS ARE IGNORING BLACK WORKERS VICTIMIZED BY IMMIGRATION
TV Spots Break Across Country
SANTA BARBARA, CA – TV spots featuring Dr. Frank Morris, former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Executive Director, launched across the country this week. The TV spots were developed by Morris and the Coalition for the Future American Worker, a large coalition of groups of which CAPS is a member, and are part of an ongoing national campaign.
Morris asserts that America’s leaders are misinformed or are simply ignoring the plight of low-income Black American workers victimized by mass immigration. Morris has vowed to get the facts about the negative consequences of mass immigration into the hands of all Americans as well as America’s leaders whose public statements contradict the facts.
Dr. Morris commented, "America’s leaders need to wake up. It’s a fact foreign workers are taking jobs and depressing wages of Americans from all backgrounds. However, Black workers are being disproportionately affected. Studies prove 40% of the decline in Black employment is due to immigration. And the effects will become even more pronounced for our most vulnerable workers as the economy gets worse. It’s time for America’s leaders, especially our Black leaders, to put the most vulnerable American workers’ interests ahead of foreign workers’ and the cheap labor businesses that hire them."
While many studies document immigration’s effect on American workers, Morris frequently cites the National Bureau of Economic Research Paper 12518 in the TV spots. NBER Paper 12518 was developed by Harvard professor George Borjas, University of Chicago’s Jeffrey Grogger and University of California’s Gordon Hanson.
To view the Morris TV spots go to www.CAPSweb.org and for more information about the Coalition for the Future American Worker, visit www.AmericanWorker.org.