Obama's Meager Efforts to Fix Immigration Crisis Criticized by Black Activists
Tiny Deportation Effort Just Doesn't Cut It
"This is What Happens When Commonsense Principles and Practices are Ignored Because of Racial Guilt and Racial Politics"
Washington, D.C. - Helluva job, Mr. President!
With the Obama Administration taking a bow for arranging for the deportation of approximately 40 Honduran illegal aliens, members of the Project 21 black leadership network point out this number is infinitesimal in addressing the "urgent humanitarian situation" the White House allowed to erupt. They also point out the unchecked influx of illegal immigrants is a clear and present danger to the well-being of the President's black supporters.
"The few dozen illegal aliens the government did deport barely matter in the grand scope of things when 90,000 illegal alien children alone are expected to surge across the border by the end of the summer," said Project 21's Kevin Martin. "For every illegal alien who crosses the border, it means potentially one less job for a black American now or in the future. Unfortunately, this is what can be expected from progressive policies seemingly rooted more in calculated political gain and nothing more. And, in this case, his calculations are wrong."
The approximately 40 Honduran illegal aliens who were just flown back to Honduras were held at a facility in Artesia, New Mexico created to house approximately 400 people. Only ten percent of that one small facility were deported. According to estimates made by the Obama Administration, over 90,000 children alone are expected to enter the U.S. illegally by the end of September.
Project 21's Martin added: "President Obama's brand of politics has done more harm than good for black America over the past six years as our community has borne the brunt of the recession and a mostly jobless recovery in which black youth unemployment lingers over 30 percent. Now we must deal with this influx of illegal alien children and others. It's time for blacks who supported Obama to see the writing on the wall: he doesn't care about their concerns and must believe they won't desert him. This could be the final insult."
According to Fox News interviews with several illegal aliens, their motivation for coming to America is rooted in a belief that the Obama Administration -- having promoted amnesty and using executive power to order selective enforcement of immigration law -- will allow those who cross the border to stay in the United States.
"This is what happens when commonsense principles and practices are ignored because of racial guilt and racial politics," said Project 21's Charles Butler. "With this crisis on the border, Americans are coming together to demand that we take control of our country back from the advocates of illegal immigration and other failed liberal policies."
"The President's obsession with granting amnesty for over 11 million illegal immigrants may be the straw that broke the camel's back. Black communities across America are saying 'enough' to the neglect this administration has shown them," said Michael Dozier, another Project 21 member. "Sending 40 people back across the border while thousands walk in the opposite direction is the equivalent of putting a Band-Aid on an arterial bleed. This farce is an attempt to play to the emotions of his supporters. But black Americans are waking up. They are tired of being placed on the back burner while the President uses his pen and phone on issues that are a detriment to their community."
In 2014, Project 21 members have already been interviewed or cited by the media over 800 times -- including TVOne, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Fox News Channel, Westwood One, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, SiriusXM satellite radio and 50,000-watt talk radio stations such as WBZ-Boston and KDKA-Pittsburgh -- on issues that include civil rights, entitlement programs, the economy, race preferences, education and corporate social responsibility. Project 21 has participated in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding race preferences and voting rights and defended voter ID laws at the United Nations. Its volunteer members come from all walks of life and are not salaried political professionals.
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