If passed, the proposed immigration ‘reform’ bill currently being hatched in Congress will mean that America will gain in one fell swoop another 15 million nonwhite citizens, driving the white element of the legally-resident population into an even smaller portion of the total.
The legislation provides for a multi-stage amnesty to at least 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country, and will allow another 4.7 million “foreigners” now waiting for a visa to enter the country.
The bill will also greatly increase the current annual inflow of one million permanent immigrants.
It will also apparently abolish the Diversity Visa scheme, a long-running program designed to boost “diversity” by offering green cards, supposedly selected at random, to applicants from countries with “low traditional immigration flows” to America—in other words, the Third World. About 55,000 diversity visas are issued each year.
According to official figures, some 45 percent of all Diversity Visas granted so far have gone to African and Caribbean applicants, making the program a favorite among black politicians in America.
In fact, several members of the “Black Congressional Caucus” (CBC) in Washington DC had already announced that they will not support the bill unless the Diversity Visa scheme is included in it.
CBC Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) was quoted as saying that the omission of Diversity Visas from the immigration bill was “one of the worst things that I could imagine.”
Rep. Fudge, along with Reps. Steven Horsford (D-NV), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) have been working to put attention on the issue of Diversity Visas. The CBC has 43 voting members in the House.
“My position is, since we have been talking with them for more than a month about our concerns our position is: if you don’t put it in the bill the Black Caucus is not going to support it. I can guarantee you they need our votes. If they want to get a real fair and balanced bill passed they need to either put Diversity Visas back in or something that is comparable to Diversity Visas,” Fudge said.
“When they have put things in the bill to help the meat industry in South Carolina and all kinds of other things yet they have determined that not only the three million African immigrants who are in this country don’t deserve the same protections as anyone else but more importantly they don’t want to allow people from the diaspora—which would be Africa and the Caribbean—to have a pathway to come to this country or a pathway to citizenship,” Fudge continued.
*Meanwhile, a group of black leaders outside of Congress have announced their opposition to the bill, claiming that it will lead to mass unemployment among their community.
The “African American Leadership Council” held a conference at the National Press Club on Wednesday to protest the Senate’s pending immigration bill.
The coalition’s members said that the bill will damage black economic prospects and communities by flooding the country with cheap “legal” Central and South American labor.
Currently, black unemployment is at least 13 percent—or twice as high as white unemployment. But under different measures the rate can be far higher. For example, less than half of male high-school dropouts have full-time jobs—and the majority of those are black.