Civil Rights Leader Denounces Amnesty/Guestworker Plan

Published on December 17th, 2007

Calls Proposals A Slap In The Face For Black Americans

MIAMI, FL.-April 20, 2007 – T. Willard Fair, Founder and Chairman of Independent Voices for Change, President of the Urban League of Greater Miami Inc. and long-time civil rights leader, has joined with a national group, including Santa Barbara-based Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS), in an advertising campaign to oppose proposals awarding amnesty to illegal foreign workers and importing hundreds of thousands more low skilled foreign workers.

Mr. Fair, who has focused since the 1960s on job training and placement for black Americans, says his “mission is impossible” as long as the government allows millions of foreign workers, both legal and illegal, to take American jobs.

See ad at www.AmericanWorker.org.

“Once again, nobody is looking out for Black America,” Fair said. “Congress needs to wake up and put the interests of American citizens before the interests of citizens of other countries.”

The first ad in the series quotes a National Bureau of Economic Research report which concludes that 40% of the decline in employment among black American men is due to the hiring of low-skilled foreign workers.  Referencing Congress, the ad makes the point that “some members see amnesties and guest worker programs as an easy way to get votes; some as cheap labor for their supporters.”  The ad suggests that Congress look at the facts before voting for amnesty and warns that black Americans are going to be looking at how individual members vote.

The advertising campaign will run in major newspapers, trade publications and national magazines over the coming months.  Spending on the campaign is undisclosed.

Californians for Population Stabilization is a non-profit organization dedicated to formulating and advancing policies and programs designed to stabilize the population of California at a level which will preserve a good quality of life for all Californians: www.capsweb.org. The Coalition for the Future American Worker: www.AmericanWorker.org.

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