Blacks Applaud House Leadership for Stopping Senate Immigration Bill
By: Jim Kouri, CPP
While most civil-rights leaders, including Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, support illegal aliens and amnesty, many African-Americans believe they do so as partisan Democrats and not in the best interests of blacks in America.
A national coalition of American blacks who support enforcement of US immigration laws, commended the decision by the leadership of the House of Representatives to hold field hearings later this summer.
While the White House and the Senate are backing legislation that would grant amnesty to more than 12 million illegal aliens and flood America’s labor market with millions more new foreign workers, opposition to the plan from all sectors of the US population has been growing, according to Black leaders of the coalition.
“It is a refreshing change to business-as-usual in Washington that the House of Representatives is prepared to go around the country and listen to the voices of the American people,” said Frank Morris, chairman of Choose Black America.
“They’ve heard from the high priced lobbyist for cheap labor interests and from millions of illegal aliens who marched in the streets to demand that they be rewarded for having broken the law. Now members of Congress and the media will have a chance to hear directly from the American people about how mass illegal immigration is affecting their lives
and what they want done.”
Choose Black America was formed because black citizens of America have been disproportionately harmed by mass illegal immigration and fear seeing their interests further decimated by the amnesty legislation that was approved by the Senate, according to organization officials.
“We look forward to the field hearings that the House is planning to hold and we hope that they will come to black communities around the country so that they can hear the voices of black citizens,” said Morris.
“As members of Congress come to the cities and even the small towns of America, it will be an opportunity for them to see how the failure of our government to enforce immigration laws is affecting people’s jobs, their children’s education and their ability to access health care and other essential services. Unfortunately, as is too often the case, the people who
are harmed the most are America’s black citizens.”
The group supports the House’s emphasis on enforcing US immigration laws, and opposes efforts to grant amnesty to illegal aliens and create new guest worker programs.
“Mass illegal immigration is not a victimless crime,” Morris observed. “There are real people who lose their jobs or the chance to earn a better living. There are real children who are stuck in schools that cannot educate because they are overwhelmed by the
children of illegal aliens. All too often, those victims are black.”
“We hope and expect that when members of the House get out around the country they actually listen to what the American people have to say. The American people need to carefully consider the Senate amnesty provisions that would grant benefits to people who have broken multiple laws that are not afforded to law abiding citizens,” concluded Morris.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own website is located at http://jimkouri.us
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.