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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Chicago immigration march gets PUSH support: Jackson pledges participants, says blacks need not fear

The "reverend" is at it again. Where is "reverend" Al Sharpton on this one?

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

"the fight for an easier path to citizenship is a continuation of the 1960s civil rights movement" - Jesse Jackson
The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Tuesday promised to rally his Rainbow/PUSH troops to participate in the giant May 1 immigrant rights march, saying the fight for an easier path to citizenship is a continuation of the 1960s civil rights movement.

Speaking at Casa Michoacan in Pilsen, Jackson's speech aimed to ease fears he says some blacks have that illegal immigrants are taking jobs that otherwise would be theirs.

"There is real fear among blacks about the loss of jobs," he said. "But it's not because of the undocumented workers that are the cause. It's cheaper wage jobs."

Jackson said the struggle for decent-paying jobs is fueled by an exodus of manufacturing jobs, including work in the automobile and textile industries that is now done by inexpensive laborers overseas.

The activist said he hopes the May 1 demonstration -- when thousands of immigrant rights advocates are set to march from Union Park to Grant Park -- will show the immigration fight isn't just a Latino issue."

All immigrants and undocumented workers can see it's in their own interest [to define] a new promise for all of us," he said.

'They say we are divided'

"We're going to mobilize people to march and try to interpret it so people climb aboard, attempt to form alliances, keep the march open and nonviolent. [And] try [to get] American employers who are part of using these workers, they should be marching too."

Maria D'Amezcua, chairwoman of Rainbow/PUSH's Latino chapter, said Jackson's support is key in building bridges between blacks and Hispanics on this issue.

"They say we are divided and fighting for part of a pie that neither of us have," she said. "We need to build a bridge and work together. The future of this country belongs to minorities."

UPDATE: Obviously, Jesse the demagogue doesn't influence everyone, nor should he with his rhetoric. Political Party Poop posts with "Black Activists Joining Minutemen Against Illegal Immigration." Some open their eyes to reality, others like Jackson prefer to stir up fervor based upon 40 year old information while ignoring anything changes since that time.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.**

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