Lecturing a conscript conclave of
Justice Department bureaucrats, Attorney General Eric
Holder last week called
of cowards" for not spending more time talking
One point Holder did allude to,
without specifics, was this:
"It is not safe for this nation to assume that the unaddressed social
problems in the poorest parts of the country can be
isolated and will not ultimately affect the larger
as Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder
at the Department of Justice African American History
Month Program February 18, 2009]
Fair point. And what are some of
those social problems?
A 70 percent
illegitimacy rate in black America, an incarceration
and crime rate
seven times that of white America, a 50 percent
dropout rate in many urban high schools,
African-American graduates reading and computing on
average at eighth-grade levels.
And about these problems what is
black leadership doing?
Bill Cosby, the heroic Holder was virtually mute.
Rather, he is upset that
"on Saturdays and
Sundays" we don`t
go to church or hang out together. But why are the
associations of Americans, of whatever creed or
color, any of Eric Holder or Big Brother`s business?
Having insulted us, perhaps Holder
will start doing his own sworn duty. For one area where
he has a lead role is enforcing the nation`s laws—in
U.S. immigration laws. For the federal failure to
enforce these laws is a contributory cause of one of
"unaddressed social problems in the poorest parts of the
Case in point—rampant unemployment
among minority youth.
According to the
Center for Immigration Studies, among
African-Americans 18 to 29 with only a high-school
degree, unemployment is now 20 percent. Among black
adults who do not have a high-school diploma, it is 24
percent. Among teenagers under 18, black unemployment is
Among native-born Hispanics with
only a high-school diploma, the unemployment rate is
13.6 percent. Among
high-school dropouts, 16 percent. Among Hispanic 16-
and 17-year-olds, the jobless figure is 40 percent.
As these figures were compiled in
December, before the last two months of sweeping
layoffs, they surely understate the situation. And with
both black and Hispanic dropout rates now reaching 50
percent in major cities, the social dynamite is piling
USA Today reported that
the FBI estimates there are now 1 million gang members
in the United States—up 200,000 from
gangs are responsible for
80 percent of all U.S. crimes.
From other studies, young Hispanics
are 19 times as likely as white youth to join gangs,
African-Americans are 15 times.
These millions of teenagers, and
unskilled and less-educated young adults with no jobs
and little prospect of finding them, are recruiting
pools for criminal gangs.
Who is getting the jobs for which
these native-born black and Hispanic young could
qualify? Illegal aliens hold literally millions of them.
Last week, the CIS reported,
million illegal immigrants are currently holding jobs.
Prior research indicates they are overwhelmingly
employed in lower-skilled and lower-paying jobs."
for Immigrants and the US-Born: Picture Bleak for
Less-Educated Black & Hispanic Americans By
Steven A. Camarota, February 2009]
Exactly what sort of jobs?
With the exception of agriculture,
majority of the workers in these occupations are
native-born Americans. Thus, illegal aliens are
taking jobs Americans are not only willing to do, but
are doing, and taking 7 million of these jobs from young
Americans now out of work.
By failing to enforce
government of the United States is selling
down the river.
In addition to the 7 million
illegals holding jobs, legal immigrants have another 15
million. In 2008, when Americans lost 3.5 million jobs,
144,000 immigrants were admitted every month.
Why do we have an open-borders
immigration policy that annually allows in millions,
legal and illegal, to compete for jobs, when 10 million
Americans are out of work and half a million are losing
their jobs every month? The
political correctness and moral cowardice of our
Lords Temporal, who refuse to call
a time-out on immigration until our own people go
back to work, is killing the American dream for
According to the census, as
reported in The New York Times on Saturday, 97 percent of immigrants from
not speak English at home. They are less skilled and
less educated than the average American.
"The new immigrant magnets especially in the
Southwest are disproportionately attracting young
Mexican men who are willing to accept low wages." [Government
Offers Look at Nation`s Immigrants,
Here is a problem more serious than
whether black and white elites are getting together on
weekends to gabble about race.
But, dealing with it, Mr. Holder,
will take courage.
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Patrick J. Buchanan
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