Black Leaders Play Key Role in Immigration Reform

Apr. 15, 2013 / By

La Opinión, News Report

This time around, immigration reform is getting important support from African-American leaders, who recognize that the regularization of 11 million people who are living in the shadows is a modern-day civil rights struggle, according to an editorial in La Opinión.

This support came to light in recent days because of the amount of African-American speakers who expressed their support for the overhaul during the rally in front of Congress. At the same time, in a less public way, people ranging from lawmakers to activists and black organizations are uniting to communicate how important immigration reform is for the African-American community.

The point of view that legalizing undocumented immigrants will create more competition for jobs and decrease those salaries no longer prevails.

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