Wednesday, May 24, 2006

For Whom Will They Vote?

Black coalition forms against immigration

The leaders of "Choose Black America," a group of community, religious and academic leaders across the country, view illegal immigration as particularly detrimental to black Americans.

"We're here to call the alarm, the alarm for justice," said Frank Morris, a former associate dean at the University of Maryland, and one of the group's founding members, at a press conference Tuesday. Morris blames illegal immigration for high levels of unemployment among blacks.

The coalition advocates legislation to control the U.S.-Mexican border and opposes amnesty and a guest worker program for illegal immigrants.