“Welcoming” liberals care more about illegal aliens and refugees than Black Americans (part 1)

The professional left and the establishment right push open borders, amnesty for illegal aliens and increased refugee resettlement. Each one of these programs and the policies they spin off, disproportionately and negatively impact Black American workers.

Immigration laws (addressing both legal and illegal immigration), are supposed to protect American workers. Instead, the benefits are inuring to big business, globalist politicians, and elitist of all stripes.

Low-skilled American workers are penalized

The prosperity and economic security of American workers, especially low-skilled minority workers, is damaged the most by illegal immigration and refugee resettlement. Economists, civil rights advocates and black leadership have repeatedly presented the data – black American workers, especially low-skilled workers, are disproportionately and negatively impacted by legal and illegal immigration.

In 2011 and 2015 Congressional hearings, Dr. Frank Morris, former Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation nailed the problem. He said that the government had a double standard regarding lawbreakers; tough enforcement of drug laws and jail time for crack cocaine, but lax enforcement of sanctions against employers using illegal alien workers, compounded by executive orders for deferred deportation policies:

The greatest evidence of illegal immigrant worker privilege is the fact that these workers [those granted deferred deportation] who have violated immigration and labor laws (and possibly document fraud laws) are able to keep jobs they were never eligible to get in the first place.”

According to Dr. Morris, organizations like the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) have bullied law-abiding Americans into silence. NCLR supports open borders and speaks against enforcing U.S. immigration laws. In Tennessee, Alinsky tactics of name-calling and bullying are the bread and butter of NCLR’s affiliate the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC).

TIRRC and La Raza, whose new president Renata Soto also leads Nashville’s Conexion Americas, try to camouflage their support for open borders, amnesty and opposition to illegal immigration enforcement by promoting “family reunification” and comprehensive immigration reform, aka, amnesty. December 2016, these groups and their coalition partners like Catholic Charities of Tennessee (CCTN) and the Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE), will host the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Nashville. They will talk about expanding the privileges of legal citizenship to law-breaking illegal aliens.

They are pushing non-citizen voting as a “new frontier for civic integration.” Of course they will need super-progressive mayors like Megan Barry to push through her promised municipal ID for illegal aliens so the law-breakers can pretend to pass for legal residents. TIRRC thinks this idea is “forward thinking” – even if it does discriminate against Black Americans in the job market.

Dr. Morris believes that in the end, failure to enforce our laws diminishes the privileges of legal citizenship (like voting), and are particularly unjust as applied to African Americans. He says that “open borders anarchy makes Americans second class citizens in their own country.”

Frank Morris and Barbara Jordan
     Frank Morris and Barbara Jordan

Democrat Barbara Jordan, respected educator, first African-American woman elected to the Texas Senate, first African-American woman Texas representative in Congress, and first African-American woman to deliver the keynote address at the 1976 Democratic National Convention, was a forceful opponent of illegal immigration.

In 1993, Bill Clinton appointed her to head the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform. Jordan’s position on illegal immigration was:

“…for immigration to continue to serve our national interest, it must be lawful. There are people who argue that some illegal aliens contribute to our community because they may work, pay taxes, send their children to our schools, and in all respects except one, obey the law. Let me be clear: that is not enough.”

..in order to make sense about the national interest in immigration it is necessary to make distinctions between whose who obey the law and those who violate it…[u]nlawful immigration is unacceptable.”

Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: those who should get in get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out, and those who should not be here will be required to leave.”

“…this obligation to immigrants by no means excuses us from our obligations to our own disadvantaged population.”

More recently, a National Academy of Sciences study exposed the “$500 billion Immigration Tax.” The report shows “how legal and illegal immigration transfers $500 billion a year from the wages paid to working-Americans towards companies, firms, Wall Street investors and to new immigrants.” It also shows that the “flood” of low-skill and low-wage immigrants cuts marketplace wages for American workers.

Data released in 2014 by Project 21, a national network of Black conservative leaders, showed that illegal alien migration trending toward urban and rural areas in southeastern states created direct competition with Black Americans for jobs. 

Black American workers were also shown to suffer added discrimination in employment because “employers perceive stronger work ethic among the immigrants and a greater willingness to tolerate low wages.”

The same employment effect for Black American workers results from increased legal immigration through refugee resettlement. Many groups of refugees who have extremely low levels of formal education, are predominantly non-English speakers and often are also illiterate in their native language.  This results in refugees competing with illegal immigrants and Black American workers for the same types of low-skilled jobs.

For example, in FY2016, refugee contractors were paid to bring 9,020 Somalis to U.S. cities and towns. Available data for approximately half of Somali arrivals shows that 3.68% have no formal schooling, only 34% completed primary school, only 8.4% completed secondary school, less than 1% have any technical training and only 1.26% ever attended college. 

But the resettled refugee worker has an advantage when it comes to finding a job in the U.S.  Each resettled refugee has a taxpayer-paid-for employment specialist whose job is to get the refugee a job.  In cities like Nashville, where a large number of refugees are resettled annually, refugee contractors have aggressively formed relationships with large employers whose jobs require little English or specific job skills.  Refugee contractors have established network-hiring with these employers, effectively limiting equal access to these jobs by native-born workers. 

 

Metro Nashville: Why is an anti-American political organization operating a voting site…

especially one that is politically hostile to the idea that illegal immigrants are lawbreakers who should not be rewarded with amnesty?

So why then is the Nashville headquarters for the National Council of La Raza allowed to operate a voting site?

la raza voting

Conexion Americas’ building Casa Asafran is a Metro Nashville voting site. Conexion Americas is an official affiliate of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). Renata Soto, the founder and director of Conexion Americas is the president of the board of the NCLR.

The Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) is based in the Conexion Americas building. TIRRC, a Soros funded far left radical organization is also an official affiliate of the NCLR.

The Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO) and the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) are based in the Conexion Americas building. A founding member and former chairman of AMAC is president of the board of TIRRC.

TIRRC, ACO and AMAC are organizing collaborators with Black Lives Matter (BLM) operating in Nashville.

Paul Galloway, the director of ACO and AMAC is a former director of CAIR Houston. CAIR is a Muslim Brotherhood unindicted co-conspirator in the successful Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution. CAIR raised money for HAMAS, a U.S. designated terrorist organization.

CAIR’s executive director has publicly declared support for HAMAS and for Black Lives Matter.

All these political organizations, hostile to our Constitution, are housed in the same facility where people go to vote. It makes you wonder what kind of “help” voters receive there.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

La Raza means “The Race.” Leftist propagandists and “scholars” have disputed the interpretation, but regardless, looking at La Raza’s agenda makes it clear they are Hispanic-centric, invested in identity politics and willingly resort to the violence used by leftist radicals.

The NCLR lobbies for Hispanic racial preferences, bilingual education, mass immigration and amnesty for illegal aliens.

They oppose:

  • securing the southern border

  • cooperation on immigration law enforcement by local, state and federal authorities

They support:

  • driver licenses for illegal immigrants

  • in-state tuition for illegal immigrant students.

The NCLR position statements characterize the U.S. as a nation with widespread white racism and discrimination and the organization has opposed most of the post 9/11 U.S. counterterrorism efforts.

Part of La Razas “Excelencia in Education” initiative was a 2001 goal of creating 50 publicly funded charter schools that teach an ethnically separatist curriculum. Former La Raza president Raul Yzaguirre, Hillary Clintons Hispanic outreach advisor, said “US English is to Hispanics as the Ku Klux Klan is to blacks.”

Voting at the Nashville headquarters for La Raza

According to the Tennessee ACLU, a non-English speaking voter has “the right to bring anyone you choose with you to the polls to help translate.. you also have the right to have a poll worker or anyone you choose assist you in the voting booth, except for your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your labor union.”

La Raza is offering voters a free cup of “cafe rumba roast.” Is any voting advice going along with that free cup of coffee?

Tennessee “UNWELCOMING” Because It Won’t Hand Over Its Jobs….

to the thousands of migrants and refugees that federal refugee contractor World Relief and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce say are entitled to realize their American Dream.

The problem they say (here and here), is that the refugees and economic migrants (who Obama has allowed to pass for refugees), who have degrees that could qualify for white collar jobs, aren’t “connected” and therefore, can’t find the jobs that are being passed around in the good ole’ boys networks.

Well guess what? The average college educated Tennessean can’t get those jobs either.

ready for work

Insiders like Dr. Subhi Ali and Sen. Lamar Alexander secured jobs for their children Samar Ali and Will Alexander with Tennessee’s Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). These insiders know that ECD is really Haslam’s publicly funded, political payback employment firm!

Samar Ali’s father called up the ECD Commissioner and asked that “he look at Samar’s resume” and lo and behold, she became an Assistant Commissioner at ECD! At the same time ECD hired Lamar Alexanders campaign director Alice Rolli. To avoid any appearance of nepotism though, Leslee Alexander had to wait until her brother Will left ECD before she could get the job as ECD’s International Director.

If the Haslam elitists can have special rules, so can the special clients that federal refugee contractor World Relief calls “citizens-in-waiting.” No driving taxis or working at the Tysons chicken plant for the highbrow refugees. First we were told that importing the uneducated Somalis to do the jobs that Americans won’t do fulfilled the humanitarian goal of providing corporate globalists with cheap labor.

Now the Nashville Chamber of Commerce says that Tennessee businesses are better off, even morally enviable, if they discriminate against white Americans, particularly Tennessee homegrown workers, if it helps the newly arrived refugee who has a degree.

Companies like Chipotle have committed to preferential hiring of refugees. They are in a partnership with one of the largest federal refugee resettlement contractors, the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Chipotle is a designated “preferred employment partner” just like Nashville is a “preferred resettlement site.”

chipotle

So when politicians like state Rep. Tim Wirgau says “we got more people who don’t look for jobs because we keep handing them money,” or the political challengers who parrot “more jobs for Tennessee” are they okay with filling those jobs with refugees?

Make no mistake about it, Obama’s refugee contractors and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce want your children’s jobs, the ones your children need so they can start paying off their college loans. Were your children aware that the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) was hiring?

Recently arrived Kurdish refugee Shenwar Hussein took only five months to land his job with TDOT.

And while Haslam is pumping out “Tennessee Promise” and “Tennessee Reconnect” graduates, he and his cronies are enthusiastically importing competition for the jobs that he says is the way the citizens of Tennessee will prosper and prop up the state economically.

Why doesn’t TIRRC cough up some jobs?

TIRRC (TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition) wants more refugees to come to Tennessee and join the illegal immigrants for whom they want amnesty or what they euphemistically call “family reunification.”

TIRRC is in a great position to hand over staff jobs to newly arrived refugees and immigrants with higher education degrees. They have lots of Soros money and a new infusion of cash from the JM Kaplan Fund (the family of Welch’s grape juice).

With over one million dollars in annual revenue several years in a row, TIRRC has enough money to pay two directors and fourteen full-time staff. They have lobbyists and a Policy Coordinator. Imagine if they add a refugee with an elitist Ivy League degree – now that would make policymakers and apologists swoon.

Metro “Inclucivics” – white men out, racial quotas in!

The Metro Human Relations Commission is using “Inclucivics” to socially engineer the composition of the city’s workforce from the police department to the schools and every department and agency in between. It’s like affirmative action on steroids.

Nashville mayor Megan Barry says “it doesnt matter how you got here” so a little detail like being in the country illegally shouldn’t stand in her way of ensuring that all Hispanics are proportionally represented in Metro jobs. Once Mayor Barry implements the municipal ID program for illegal immigrants that she endorsed during her campaign, it will be a short step to changing Metro’s hiring practices. After all, to be fully effective, “Inclucivics” shouldn’t discriminate against illegal immigrant lawbreakers.

The mayor is also an enthusiastic supporter of refugee resettlement and representation from Islamist communities. After all, it helps facilitate Metro’s mandate that race and ethnicity are the most important characteristics for any job applicant.

It’s ironic that the phony progressives in Metro, who could have elected Howard Gentry as the first black mayor, opted instead for electing a white woman.

The professional left and the corporate globalist right are ideologically aligned against the economic interests of Tennessee’s citizens. It’s certainly one way to usher in “the New South.”

The Syndicate Behind Tennessee’s Immigrant & Refugee Propaganda, part 1

TIRRC (TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition), was founded in 2001 by Philadelphia transplant David Lubell. Four years later he started the “Welcoming Tennessee” campaign followed by a smear-the-South propaganda film called “Welcome to Shelbyville.” 

Also in 2001, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) which was looking for new places to deliver refugees by “Building the New American Community” (BNAC). Nashville was chosen because of its economic growth and the rapid growth of foreign-born immigrants and refugees. ORR needed a willing partner and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce stepped up to take the ORR money. One of the core principles of the BNAC project was for the new Americans to become (Democrat) voters who could work to change their receiving communities.

Lubell left TIRRC in 2009 to start “Welcoming America” seeded with money from George Soros’ Open Society foundation’s Four Freedoms Fund. “Welcoming America” is now helping refugee resettlement agencies “tamp down pockets of resistance” to the globalist open borders agenda for the U.S.

Countering the Backlash, Strategies for Responding to Anti-Refugee and Xenophobic Activity from the New South” is TIRRC’s latest propaganda and contribution to tamping down resistance in Tennessee. It was produced by TIRRC’s current co-director Stephanie Teatro and former director Stephen Fotopulos. The piece was paid for by the J.M. Kaplan Fund that gave TIRRC $50,000 in 2009 funneled through the far left Migration Policy Institute, which J.M. Kaplan was also heavily funding. More on this report in later parts.

The J.M. Kaplan Fund (the Fund), has a long history of using its resources to support progressive social policies and extreme leftist organizations such as the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center and Casa de Maryland. The Fund employs a “Migration” Program Director and funds organizations like Welcoming America, HIAS (a refugee resettlement contractor), other state organizations like TIRRC and the Migration Policy Institute. They also fund the program “Global Detroit” – to repopulate Detroit using immigrants and refugees that have little choice about where they relocate.

Trying to misrepresent and disinform, TIRRC uses innuendo and accusations of prejudice, bigotry, racism and xenophobia. They claim that Tennessee is a national leader in opposing illegal and legal immigration. TIRRC wants to counter the Southern-rooted “backlash” being waged against persecuted “new Americans.”

TIRRC’s campaign has always been to cast illegal or legal immigrants (like refugees), as victims. These “victims” are vilified for speaking a different language or following a certain religion, and all suffer “backlash” from the ignoble immigrant-hating citizens.

TIRRC’s goal: create leftist voters and take down the South

TIRRC’s 2012 “Become a Citizen Now” campaign featured “new American” voters like Kurdish refugee and TIRRC community agitator Drost Kokoye who also helped start Tennessee’s American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) and the Muslim-centric American Center for Outreach (ACO).

drost tirrc

Two years later, after TIRRC and its allied organizations co-opted the Haslam administration and several Republican state legislators, Kokoye’s message was:

drost new american

Next: TIRRC’s allied Tennessee organizations