With less than two months until Election Day, more and more news stories are focused on the pivotal African-American vote.
Boiled down, Williams contends that African-Americans dislike Trump because they perceive him as a racist. He believes that four more years of Trump would be bad for black and Latino Americans.
As he wrote, “Black Americans have had enough,” and for them defeating Trump is “personal.” Fox News viewers know that Williams can barely contain his disdain for Trump.
On one count, Williams is spot on. Come November the black vote, which is 12 percent of the national electorate, could determine whether Trump remains in the White House or whether Biden achieves his five-decade long dream of ascending to the presidency.
Trump hopes to capture more than the 8 percent of the black vote he received in 2016. His 2020 re-election campaign created Black Voices for Trump, a program designed to increase African-American voter turnout and help him garner 15 percent to 20 percent of the black bloc.
Had Williams in his 2,100-word column added fact to his opinion, he could have concluded that a Biden presidency would be disastrous for African-Americans and other minorities.
Biden proposes through expanded immigration to increase the work-authorized population by more than 15 million people. In short, Biden, on his website, wants to grant amnesty to roughly 11 million unlawfully present aliens, to provide an easier entry path for asylees and refugees, to protect from deportation deferred action for childhood (DACA) arrivals and their families, to maintain the diversity lottery, to expand employment-based visa categories for both low- and high-skilled workers, to dilute border and interior enforcement, and to defend temporary protected status recipients.
His immigration platform means millions of employment-authorized persons will enter the labor pool to compete for American jobs — not Williams’ well-paid, elitist job, but the type of employment that helps lower-skilled, less-educated minorities begin their ascent to the middle class.
Williams is typical of mainstream media globalist reporters who refuse to connect the dots between immigration and work authorization that impedes upward mobility for minorities. The news media have powerful allies that also favor waves of new employment-authorized immigrants even though they contribute to black workers’ unemployment.
The 55-member strong Congressional Black Caucus is united in its immigration advocacy, and votes accordingly.
A Biden presidency and the mass immigration that would accompany it will derail the economic recovery that blue-collar workers are just now enjoying. A Bloomberg report, “Factory Owners Hiking Pay to Lure Workers Even with Jobless Rates,” found that staffing firms in key U.S. cities are offering bonuses of up to $5 an hour to bolster the existing $12 an hour wage.
Jobs posted with a wage scale of $12-$14 an hour went wanting, but $17-hour positions were eagerly snapped up. Trump’s tighter immigration policies have contributed to higher wages.
He once told the Miami Herald that amnesty for illegal workers is more than a slap in the faces of black Americans; it’s an economic disaster that weakens African-Americans’ political empowerment.
And in his congressional testimony, Fair said that “the interests of black Americans are clear: no amnesty, no guest workers, enforce the immigration law.”
History proves that Fair is right. The low-immigration, tight labor market years from 1924 to 1965 spawned impressive wage gains for all Americans. As the Journal of Economic Literature” confirmed, white males’ real incomes expanded two-and-one-half-fold between 1940 and 1980, but for black American men, those same incomes quadrupled, and closed the economic gap between the races.
Black Americans must listen to a true and fearless voice like Fair’s to help them reach the long-elusive economic stability that they deserve.
— Joe Guzzardi is an analyst and researcher with Progressives for Immigration Reform who now lives in Pittsburgh. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @joeguzzardi19. Click here to read previous columns. The opinions expressed are his own.