The passage of the Senate’s Immigration Bill will not deter the mission of the Black American Leadership Alliance (BALA) and its coalition partners.
The Senate passed their version of a immigration bill yesterday by a 68-32 vote, sending it to the House of Representatives, where Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said it would not be considered in lieu of the House’s own version.
The BALA told Breitbart News that will continue to oppose any immigration bills:
- that don’t include border security measures first
- that offersa path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegals in the nation
- that have not been read by Congress before its passage (as with the Senate Bill); or
- that put political and corporate interest ahead of those of the American people and workers
As put to Breitbart News, BALA and its coalition partners want to know how President Obama and members of Congress can consider a speedy passage of a pro-amnesty immigration bill for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrations at the time, when an estimated 22 million Americans remain among the long term unemployed. BALA is also demanding answers from Black elected officials and leaders who have remained mostly silent on the issue at a time when 1 out of 7 blacks are currently out of work as the jobless recovery drags on. These officicals are fully aware that this bill will flood the American labor force at the expense of jobless minorities, who can no longer support their families at this time.