As the California primary has approached, protests have proliferated throughout the state with much of demonstrator's ire directed at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his inflammatory comments many have labeled racist. Demonstrators have also conflated Trump's rhetoric with his proposed policy of reducing mass immigration, calling slower immigration policies racist.
Morris commented, "Donald Trump is dead wrong to make sweeping generalizations about specific groups and should be admonished if not repudiated for doing so. But people need to recognize that the policy of reducing mass immigration has merit. It's not racist to put the job interests of American workers first. That's just common sense. It would be nice if Hillary and Bernie stepped up and called for less low skilled foreign workers, not more."
Both Clinton and Sanders support amnesty for eleven million illegal aliens. Both support President Obama's executive actions for millions here illegally, giving them legal authorization to compete for American jobs. And both Clinton and Sanders have promised to double down on President Obama's executive actions if elected.
"Traditionally, our Democratic leaders have stood up for working class Americans but in this case, Clinton and Sanders policies would hurt African Americans and Hispanic Americans," commented Morris.
As of April 2016, more than one million Californians were still unemployed with hundreds of thousands more under-employed or having given up looking for work. And while the state's overall unemployment rate has been improving, African Americans and Hispanic Americans aren't faring as well as whites. In 4Q 2015, the unemployment rate for African Americans was 10.9%, Hispanic Americans 7.2% and whites 4.4%. California continues to have one of the highest African American unemployment rates in the country.
"How can our leaders call for more immigration, more foreign workers when millions of Americans still can't find jobs?" asked Morris.
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