Clinton, Sanders Immigration Policies Would Increase Flow of Foreign Workers, Hurting Working Class Californians
LOS ANGELES (June 1, 2016) – Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) launched a radio ad today in Los Angeles reminding Californians that putting Americans’ jobs first isn’t racist. The commercial features civil rights leader and former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Executive Director Frank Morris and is running on multiple radio stations in Los Angeles, including the top urban contemporary station. The ads are scheduled to run for the next week.
“Many of my Democratic brothers and sisters have unknowingly become pawns of Wall Street and the US Chamber of Commerce open border propaganda machine,” commented Frank Morris, civil rights leader and member of Californians for Population Stabilization. “They’re labeling slower immigration policies racist when less immigration would mean more jobs and better wages for minorities in California.” Morris continued, “People need to realize that Wall Street wants more immigration so there are more of us competing against each other for jobs. That keeps wages low and corporate profits high.”
As the California primary has approached, protests have proliferated throughout the state with much of demonstrator’s ire directed at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his inflammatory comments many have labeled racist. Demonstrators have also conflated Trump’s rhetoric with his proposed policy of reducing mass immigration, calling slower immigration policies racist.
Morris commented, “Donald Trump is dead wrong to make sweeping generalizations about specific groups and should be admonished if not repudiated for doing so. But people need to recognize that the policy of reducing mass immigration has merit. It’s not racist to put the job interests of American workers first. That’s just common sense. It would be nice if Hillary and Bernie stepped up and called for less low skilled foreign workers, not more.”
Both Clinton and Sanders support amnesty for eleven million illegal aliens. Both support President Obama’s executive actions for millions here illegally, giving them legal authorization to compete for American jobs. And both Clinton and Sanders have promised to double down on President Obama’s executive actions if elected.
“Traditionally, our Democratic leaders have stood up for working class Americans but in this case, Clinton and Sanders policies would hurt African Americans and Hispanic Americans,” commented Morris.
As of April 2016, more than one million Californians were still unemployed with hundreds of thousands more under-employed or having given up looking for work. And while the state’s overall unemployment rate has been improving, African Americans and Hispanic Americans aren’t faring as well as whites. In 4Q 2015, the unemployment rate for African Americans was 10.9%, Hispanic Americans 7.2% and whites 4.4%. California continues to have one of the highest African American unemployment rates in the country.
“How can our leaders call for more immigration, more foreign workers when millions of Americans still can’t find jobs?” asked Morris.
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