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Report: Trump Is Right, Illegal Immigrants Are Taking ‘Black Jobs’

While the Democrats villainized Trump for his statement, the truth is that many illegal immigrants are taking jobs from Black Americans.

The storm brewing around former President Donald Trump‘s comments regarding the impact of illegal immigration on employment opportunities for Black Americans is not just a tempest in a teapot; it’s a revealing glimpse into the systematic denial festering within the Democratic Party and their media allies. Trump’s assertion that the Biden administration’s border policies have led to illegal immigrants “taking Black jobs” has been met with disdain and cries of racism from the usual corners. However, this knee-jerk reaction overlooks the deeper economic truths that are too uncomfortable for the left to confront.

During a debate last week, Trump stated outright that up to “20 million people” allowed into the country under Biden are displacing Black and Hispanic Americans in the workforce. The backlash was swift, with figures like MSNBC’s Ja’han Jones and others in the media quick to label Trump’s phrase “Black jobs” as racist and dehumanizing. Yet, this is a classic case of shooting the messenger while ignoring the message. The reality, supported by government reports and economic studies, is that unchecked illegal immigration has indeed saturated low-skill job markets, traditionally a significant employment avenue for many Black Americans, exacerbating unemployment and underemployment in these communities.

The arguments from the left are bewilderingly out of touch. Publications like USA Today claim there’s “no such thing as a Black job,” missing the point entirely. It’s not about racial gatekeeping of jobs but about the economic displacement caused by the influx of illegal labor willing to work for less, often under the table, which disproportionately affects Black workers who tend to be overrepresented in lower-wage sectors. A report from the United States Commission on Civil Rights in 2008 and further research by the Center for Immigration Studies have consistently shown that illegal immigration exerts downward pressure on wages and employment opportunities for less-educated workers, many of whom are Black Americans.

The Democrats Choose Political Correctness over the Success of Black Americans

The Democrats’ response to this issue? A mix of silence, denial, and misplaced outrage. Even when Trump echoed a sentiment that Joe Biden himself alluded to—albeit clumsily—in the same debate, the media spun it to make Trump the villain. This selective outrage is not about defending the dignity of Black workers but about maintaining a political narrative that paints any criticism of illegal immigration as racist. The truth is that the real racism lies in the Democrats’ willingness to ignore the plight of Black workers for the sake of political expediency and open-border ideology.

As the debate over immigration and employment continues, one must ask: Why are the Democrats so willing to sacrifice the economic well-being of Black Americans at the altar of political correctness? The answer seems to be a calculated dismissal of economic realities in favor of virtue signaling and electoral manipulation. It’s high time for the narrative to shift towards genuine concern and actionable policies that safeguard the interests of all American workers, regardless of color. This isn’t just about politics; it’s about the economic survival of countless Americans who feel betrayed by their own leaders’ unwillingness to acknowledge the real impacts of illegal immigration.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.