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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Black American Leadership: Say 'No' to Amnesty Protest March July 15

The Black American Leadership Alliance and other participants will call upon Congress to:
• Recognize the devastating effects illegal immigration and amnesty have on low-skilled workers, particularly those in minority communities;
• Enforce current immigration laws, and;
• Fulfill their duties to the millions of Americans struggling to find work by opposing amnesty and supporting policies to reduce overall levels of legal and illegal immigration, and to protect American jobs from irresponsible immigration legislation. (See Website for more information)

Their Open Letter to Congress:

Dear Members of Congress,

We, the undersigned members of the Black American Leadership Alliance respectfully address this letter to Members of the Senate Gang of Eight, the Congressional Black Caucus, and to Senators from those states having the highest rates of black unemployment. We write in our capacity as leaders of the Black American Leadership Alliance, a Washington, DC - based organization whose primary mission is to further the economic and social interests of the black community. We write to express our serious concerns with Senate Bill 744. 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 S e nate 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. (Continues)

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