Is Immigration Reform Bad For African Americans?

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AFRICAN AMERICANS IMMIGRATION
In this April 10, 2013, file photo, immigration reform supporters march in the downtown area in San Francisco. There's nearly unanimous, bipartisan agreement that the nation's immigration laws need fixing more than a quarter-century after the last major overhaul. Some 11 million immigrants live illegally in the U.S., most with no prospect of ever legalizing their status under current law _ unless they return to their home countries for 10 years first. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) | AP

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Members of the African American Leadership Council harshly denounced immmigration reform legislation currently being considered in the U.S. Senate. According to Frank Morris, who heads the group, the bill will ensure that the African-American unemployment rate continues to be double the national figure.

For years, Morris argues, employers have preferred to hire undocumented workers because they are a cheap source of labor and depress wages and employment rates for low-skilled American citizens.

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