Immigration reform will hurt black Americans most

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Bob Wilson
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Article date: 
3 June 2013
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National News
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A recent letter signed by a bipartisan group of black leaders states that with black unemployment at nearly double the rate as the national average, the new immigration reform  bill will hurt the black population more significantly than other segments. The letter and commentary is highlighted in a June 3, 2013 article on

The group, The Black American Leadership Alliance, states, “Given the fact that more than 13% of all blacks are unemployed - nearly double that of the national average, it is our position that each Member of Congress must consider the disastrous effects that Senate Bill 744 would have on low skill workers of all races, while paying particular attention to the potential harm to African Americans. Credible research indicates that black workers will suffer the greatest harm if this legislation were to be passed. We are asking that you oppose Senate Bill S.744 because of the dramatic effect it will have on the availability of employment for African American workers.” ..