A report in the New York Times this past Monday said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s new immigration policies might not sit well with black voters.
NY Times started by saying that Mr. Trump went further than his Republican rivals to compile the ideal roster of measures for those who want a lot fewer immigrants in general.
“Mr. Trump also called for an end to birthright citizenship, an idea other Republican candidates have avoided because it is hard to achieve and risks alienating African-Americans,” Times immigration reporter Julia Preston wrote.
“It involves altering the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which allowed freed African slaves to become citizens after the Civil War.”
Preston did not return a request asking for any evidence that blacks have strong opinions about revoking birthright citizenship, which lets illegal immigrants give birth to children in the U.S. that can be automatically considered legal citizens.
Yet for some reason they felt that forcing Mexico to pay for the border wall which Trump says he would “impound all remittance payments derived from illegal wages.” is somehow discriminatory against black people.
Just like most Americans, a majority of blacks support U.S. immigration reform (including a path to citizenship for illegals), according to at least one 2013 survey conducted by the Democratic polling firm Lake Research Partners.
According to the Washington Examiner, there are other studies that indicate a different dynamic between native-born blacks and immigrants. A 2013 study by Pew Research Center showed that 56 percent of blacks believe there are “strong” or “very strong” conflicts between immigrants and people born in the United States.
But who are we to post facts? Let’s just listen to the liberal media and call everything racist and discriminatory.
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