That is the contention of writer and Maryland conservative activist Ron Miller in his opinion piece yesterday on the eve of an important vote in the Maryland legislature. Miller, the author of ‘Sellout: Musings from Uncle Tom’s Porch‘, is commenting on the Maryland legislature’s controversial vote, likely to come today, on a bill to give in-state college tuition rates to illegal aliens.
From Southern Maryland Online, entitled, ‘Black on Black crime in the General Assembly‘:
Before I go down this path, I want to be crystal clear that House Bill 470, which went to the floor of the House of Delegates Tuesday, and proposes to offer in-state tuition to the children of illegal aliens, will adversely affect all Marylanders.
This bill is fiscally irresponsible given our state budget crisis, and it is a violation of the rule of law. It is an affront to all law-abiding Marylanders and the tens of thousands of legal immigrants who followed the rules to come here.
It will contribute further to making Maryland a sanctuary for illegal aliens, who already cost our state $1.4 billion a year in benefits and services for which they didn’t pay and for which they’re not eligible. They will come here in droves from neighboring states like Virginia, which are much less hospitable to them.
That said, I’ve watched with amazement as the black delegation in the Maryland General Assembly applies the thumbscrews to their own constituents in the name of party loyalty. By showing favor to illegal aliens, these legislators are telling black people, who suffer from an 11.2 percent unemployment rate in our state, compared to 6.2 percent for whites and 8.8 percent for Hispanics, that they don’t matter.
Let me break it down for you. Young blacks make up the lion’s share of the black unemployed in Maryland, and in the nation as a whole. The latest figures show that 45.5 percent of black teens in America are unemployed. Their biggest competition for the low-wage, low-skill jobs for which they qualify? Illegal aliens….
But, note that in the quote Mr. Miller used from MPI they could not resist a back-handed slap at American black workers:
….employers actually prefer the immigrants, and believe that they have a stronger work ethic and lower rates of turnover out of low-wage jobs.
Just a reminder to readers that although earlier this year the Migration Policy Institute hosted a meeting where a speaker admitted black workers were hurt by immigrant labor, here, they seem to have no qualms about being pro-migration. Indeed that meeting prompted me to look more deeply into the agenda of the Migration Policy Institute and this is what I found—far Left funding from the likes of George Soros and his network. They might put on the patina of being a “nonpartisan and independent” policy outfit but they definitely have an open borders agenda.
Miller ends his good piece with this comment:
“Party trumps race.” I hope all you unemployed young blacks in Maryland remember that as she [State Senator Lisa Gladden] and her colleagues are throwing you under a bus loaded with illegal aliens, and then backing over you.