The Los Angeles Times asks whether President Donald Trump is a “textbook racist.” Rolling Stone magazine, currently up for sale after being sued into oblivion for publishing fake news, published an article in August titled, “Donald Trump’s Long History of Racism.” A SportsCenter hostess from ESPN received a two week suspension for calling the president a “white supremacist.”
Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall when these fully converged, leftwing institutions find out that black and Hispanic employment has gone up significantly in the first year of the Trump presidency?
You get the feeling that even if these squawkers were to acknowledge that the employment numbers are positive for minorities, they would sniff in response, “Well, yes, but they aren’t good jobs!”
After we have been reliably reassured for almost two years straight that Donald Trump wants to bring back slavery, how is it possible that blacks and Hispanics are better off now than a year ago? It’s almost as if the media lied to us!
Black unemployment in November fell to 7.3 percent. To put that into perspective, the last time that black unemployment was at 7.3 percent was in the year 2000. The percentage of blacks out of work peaked at 16.8 percent in 2010 under Obama, the highest it had been in three decades.
Hispanic unemployment fell even further year to year, from 5.7 to 4.7 percent. Less than one year into the Trump presidency, millions of Americans are back to work, stocks are booming, unemployment is at a 17-year low and economic outlook is more positive than at any time during the doldrums of the Obama economy. The New York Fed has revised the fourth quarter growth of 2017 to 3.98 percent, the highest it has been in years.
All of the credit for this rests squarely on President Trump’s shoulders. Congress scored no legislative accomplishments at all in the first eleven months of the year. The president has done a tremendous job at deregulation, which has partly impacted the job market. But the elephant in the room which none of the globalists want to address — and which they hope you will not notice — is that legal and illegal immigration are down under the Trump administration.
Following the high-profile arrests of illegal aliens, border crossings fell to a trickle for the first nine months of 2017. Fear of deportation kept hundreds of thousands of potential unskilled workers out of the country, which in turn reduced competition for many entry-level jobs. As much as globalists hate to admit it (in fact, they will never admit it), illegal immigration hits the black and Hispanic workers in America the hardest. They are the ones mainly competing for unskilled jobs against the illegals.
An incident from early in Obama’s first term perfectly highlights the contempt held by globalists for black and Hispanic American workers. In June of 2009, Buzzfeed reports that a supervisor at Hamilton Growers in Moultire, Georgia announced over a loudspeaker, “All you black American people, f— you all. Just go to the office and pick up your check.”
Hamilton Growers supplies fresh vegetables to WalMart and Green Giant, and its cheap foreign guest workers had just arrived from Mexico with H-2 visas in hand. All of the American pickers, primarily blacks, were fired and replaced with cheaper foreign labor. Hamilton Growers ended up settling a lawsuit with the workers a couple of years later, but asserts that the supervisor never dropped the F-bomb when it fired the Americans. Either way, the act was hostile and contemptuous toward American workers who were trying to support their own families, in favor of seasonal foreigners.
The farm workers in Moultrie are not alone. By 2015, the Migration Policy Institute estimates that there were 22.6 million foreign workers in America on temporary visas. Skilled electronics engineers and computer programmers in Silicon Valley likewise found themselves replaced by foreign laborers who will work more cheaply.
Although Congress will likely resist him tooth and nail, President Trump has stated that he plans to end the worst excesses of our terrible immigration policy, starting with chain migration. In new statistics just released by the White House, it turns out that 70 percent of all immigration to the United States is now driven by familial relations.
A single immigrant who lands on American soil can set off a chain reaction that brings in 120 additional people. Many are distant relatives at best. Many are completely unskilled and uneducated, and are destined to become lifelong welfare cases to be supported by the American taxpayers.
This is a form of national suicide and President Trump is one of the few people in office in America today who is trying to take our nation’s finger off the trigger. Only one out of every fifteen immigrants admitted to the United States today is brought in on the basis of skills.
In hard numbers, America has admitted 9.3 million immigrants over the last ten years. 8,742,000 of them were brought in because they were related to someone who already got in. How was this good for America, at a time when our own factories were shutting down and being shipped overseas to China, Vietnam and other nations? No one seems to have an answer to that question, other than to offer empty replies about how “diversity is our strength” or to throw up a straw man argument that conservatives wish to split up families.
We still have a long road to get America back to prosperity. The damage that has been done to our nation by globalism, outsourcing and mass immigration will take years to undo. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan love foreign workers, so it will be difficult to get them to agree to any significant reduction in chain immigration.
It remains to be seen how much further the President will be able to impact the numbers. But now that we have hard data to back up our arguments, it will be fun to trigger the liberal snowflakes who point and shriek “Racist!” at President Trump. Just remind them that unemployment for blacks was twice as high under Barack Obama!