Black American Leadership Alliance Outspoken Against Immigration Bill
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.
Since its inception, the BALA has made inroads---much to the dismay of opponents who have employed a number of bullying tactics, including the attempted permanent shutdown of the group’s Twitter page. “We will not be deterred at any level,” said Leah Durant, Executive Director of the Black American Leadership Alliance. “We will be marching for jobs and highlighting the plight of the Americans at a time when Congress is considering flooding the work force with cheap labor, which in the end will devastate blacks and other minority workers, who have come to depend more than ever on entry level and low wage jobs in the wake of the great recession.”
The BALA and its coalition partners plan to rally on July 15th at Freedom Plaza located between 13th and 14th Streets on Pennsylvania Ave. The purpose of the march is to bring attention to the fact that millions of working class Americans of all creeds will be hurt by the Senate bill.
The march and rally includes a number of powerful speakers such as Congressman Mo Brooks, former Congressmen Allan West, Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, C.L. Bryant, Kevin Jackson and many other community, religious and intellectual leaders from around the nation.
More information on the rally and mission of the BALA can be found at www.DCmarchforjobs.