Oh, great. Black history is observed during the shortest month of the year.
And now illegal immigrants want to exploit African Americans’ struggle for civil rights to confer benefits on foreign nationals whose presence in the U.S. flouts the rule of law.
This week, the United We Dream Coalition kicked off a month-long campaign to mobilize support for the DREAM Act, which if passed would put young illegal immigrants and a chain migration of millions of illegals on a path to citizenship.
Nancy, one of the campaign coordinators, reportedly said:
We really see a close connection and a parallel between our movement and the African-American movement and their experiences in the U.S. As undocumented students, we are constantly being denied certain rights in the U.S. and within our school campuses. We are fighting for our own humanity. A lot of tactics that we’re using as undocumented students are borrowed frameworks that were established in the 60’s with the civil rights movement. Since February is nationally recognized as “African American History Month,” undocumented students hope to highlight parallels between the civil rights movement of the 1960’s and the current efforts for immigration reform. As in the 1960s, students are once again at the forefront of political activism.
Um, Nancy, there are no “parallels.” Those students were U.S. citizens.
A “new civil rights movement?” Dream on.
A recent Center for Immigration Studies survey on minority voters’ views on immigration found that when asked to choose between attrition through enforcement or offering illegals a pathway to citizenship, 50 percent of African Americans support enforcement; 30 percent support conditional legalization.