Los Angeles, CA - Highlighting the concern with job losses to illegal aliens of American citizens and legal immigrant, particularly in the African-American community, the Minuteman Project will kick-off a cross-country caravan in downtown Los Angeles, CA.
Details on the event are as follows:
Date: May 3rd, 2006
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: 4395 Leimert Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008
"Over 40% of black teenagers are unemployed. Overall unemployment in the black community is double that of white Americans," said Minuteman Founder Jim Gilchrist. "They are the most harmed by illegal immigration and it's time we focused our efforts in our inner cities where help is needed most."
According to a report by the Center for Immigration Studies, "Half of the 2.3 million increase in immigrant employment since 2000 is estimated to be from illegal immigration."
Meanwhile, "Between March of 2000 and 2004, the number of citizens adult natives increased by 2.3 million, while the number of employed adult immigrants increased by 2.3 million." Clearly, illegal immigrants are taking jobs that Americans would be willing to do. Illegal immigrant employment also depresses wages for all Americans.
"All Americans have a common interest in ending illegal immigration," commented Minuteman Project Executive Director Steve Eichler J.D. "We need to take care of our own citizens before we allow illegal aliens to take jobs from our citizens who need them most."
The Minuteman Caravan will drive home to the political leaders of the United States that the American people are fed up with their lack of response to the most important issue in protecting our nation's security.
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