"Unemployed black workers aren't blind. They see who's on the construction sites. They also understand that while they have been written out of Chicago's economic picture, skilled Hispanic laborers are welcome." So what does Mitchell propose? "Reforming immigration laws so illegals can be put on a path to citizenship." Does she really believe that citizenship will somehow lessen the competition for many of the jobs already stolen by illegals?
What Mitchell doesn't understand, or perhaps refuses to acknowledge, is that the politicians that run the city in which she works care nothing about the native-born working poor, and this sentiment was put into full public view on March 15 when the Chicago City Council voted 45-0 in favor of a resolution calling for a moratorium on immigration raids and deportations and also pays tribute to Elvira Arellano These generous and compassionate lawmakers also declared April 29 "Family Unity Day," pn which residents of the city should "gather peacefully in prayer and petitioning of their congressional representatives." The resolution can be seen here—you may have to click on "Show this post.") In other words the City Council, with the blessing of Mayor Daley, is asking all Chicagoans to join them in reaffirming the city's long-standing (and illegal) "sanctuary" policy that allows illegal aliens to go to the front of the job opportunities line ahead of the city's working poor that includes many blacks. Ms. Mitchell concludes: "So the longer this [school] matter drags on, the uglier the talk is going to get." Memo to Ms. Mitchell: No. What is going to make this situation "uglier" is journalists like you showing up at their desks each day minus their spines and looking the other way as ordinary Americans are sacrificed on the altar of cheap labor and votes.