How Obama worsens black unemployment

By Les Kinsolving

On July 3, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate for black Americans is more than double that for white Americans: 10.7 percent versus 5.3 percent.

On Aug. 28, the Washington Post reported that the black unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the white unemployment rate for 50 years.

So why on earth is America’s first black president doing so much to impede black American employment by what was headlined in the Washington Post as: “President Defers Deportations for 4 Million, Challenges His Opponents”?

The Washington Times’ top headline was “Obama Offers Amnesty, Defies GOP,” under which were the following subheads: “Illegals Get Pay Raise, Allowed to Compete for U.S. Jobs” and “5 Million Illegals Declared Safe from Deportation, Must Work to Stay.”

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Mr. Obama had initiated a constitutional crisis by assuming the powers of “a monarch. For everyone who thinks that’s great because you happen to support President Obama’s policy agenda, just wait until the next president comes in and begins unilaterally changing tax laws and environmental laws and labor laws.”

Columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote the following: “This executive action is a gigantic neon sign on the Rio Grande saying to Central Americans and to other people around the world, if you wait in line and you apply for legal immigration, you’re a sap. You come here illegally, you have children, and eventually you will be legalized.

“This will cause a complete new cohort. We will have 11 million new illegal immigrants in 10 or 15 years; we will be through this again and again. I would not oppose this if we were going to be serious about shutting the border. There is no seriousness whatsoever coming out of the administration or the Democrats on that. This is an invitation to a mass migration.”

Maryland’s Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, dismissed Republican predictions that Mr. Obama’s moves would usher in an imperial presidency.

“It is a temporary thing, so I have no fear of that,” he said. “I think he has tailored what he is going to do very carefully and within the limits of his power.”

Mr. Cummings said that the circumstances justified Mr. Obama’s actions.

“You’ve got families that are being divided. You’ve got one life to live. This is no dress rehearsal,” said Mr. Cummings. “Sometimes I think these are the things you have to do. Period.”

But Rep. Cummings: How on earth do you, as a fully employed and well-salaried black American, view the huge number of black Americans who are unemployed – when the Obama importation of millions of illegals will take so many of the few jobs available?

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