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Cleaver Plans Immigration Town Hall

February 2nd, 2017 by mopns_admin · No Comments

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**A side note before we start this post. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver has decided to celebrate Black History month at the whitest school and whitest part of Missouri. We digress.

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver is holding a town hall meeting this Saturday regarding the recent immigration executive orders signed by President Trump. A panel of immigration lawyers and experts from progressively aligned local and national organizations will take questions from the audience.

“Families should not be out there lost to the wind. They want to know what to do, where to turn. They want to know answers. I’m going to try and provide that for them. Please come out to Manual Tech with your concerns on Saturday. We may not be able to undo what President Trump has done, but we can help you find answers about what to do next.”

We’ve never understood how Rep. Cleaver and his fellow Congressional Black Caucus members can advocate for more immigration since it does nothing but take entry level jobs away from their very constituents. Constituents who have actually lost ground economically during the Obama Administration. Noted Black conservative and radio host Larry Elder writes:

After six years, the report card is in. The grades are not pretty. By every key economic measurement, blacks are worse off under Obama. In some cases, far worse off. What about poverty? In 2009, when Obama took office, the black poverty rate was 25.8 percent. As of 2014, according to Pew Research Center, the black poverty rate was 27.2 percent. What about income? CNNMoney says, “Minority households’ median income fell 9 percent between 2010 and 2013, compared to a drop of only 1 percent for whites.” The Financial Times wrote last October: “Since 2009, median non-white household income has dropped by almost a 10th to $33,000 a year, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s survey of consumer finances. As a whole, median incomes fell by 5 percent. But by the more telling measure of net wealth — assets minus liabilities — the numbers offer a more troubling story.”

What about net worth and the black-white “wealth gap”? The Financial Times said: “The median non-white family today has a net worth of just $18,100 — almost a fifth lower than it was when Mr. Obama took office. White median wealth, on the other hand, has inched up by 1 percent to $142,000. In 2009, white households were seven times richer than their black counterparts. That gap is now eightfold. Both in relative and absolute terms, blacks are doing worse under Mr. Obama.” Remember, these numbers apply to all “non-whites.” For blacks, it’s worse. Read more…

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