Salon's Michelle Goldberg On Immigration And The Left
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Michelle Goldberg on writes about the damage that illegal immigration has done to blacks, she quotes an inner-city clergyman, whose left-wing anti-Bush credentials she establishes at some length, (he's what's sometimes called a "moonbat") arguing that "that social justice demands a crackdown on the undocumented. "I'm afraid the Minutemen have a point here," he says."

And here's why:

Minshall says he sees the pain every day. Baltimore, he says, is full of young, black men who are "unemployable because they won't work for $4.50 an hour." The influx of immigrants, he says, "is tilting everyone's wages down, except for the upper class." He says that one member of his church, the owner of a roofing business, recently fired his entire crew and replaced them with immigrant contractors. The man felt "pushed up against a wall," Minshall says, because he couldn't compete without using illegal labor. "The customer will always buy the $2,000 roof and not the $2,500 one," Minshall says, adding, "We've gotten so addicted to cheap goods."The left splits over immigration | News, April 20, 2006
Immigration hits the poor hardest, of course, of course because they're most vulnerable. She quotes some of the same people at that Randall Burns noted recently, as well as economists Paul Krugman and George Borjas.

It's a fact that all Americans stand to lose by immigration, "red, white, and black," as W. C. Edgar put it in a country song about immigration.

However, if the "Minutemen have a point here," is going to apologize for its 2003 smear of Chris Simcox and I'm just asking.

After all, the gravamen of Salon's complaint immigration reform movement seemed to be that they were members of another group hard hit by immigration: white Americans.

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