Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez on Immigration

Today’s Black and Latino Leaders are Embarrassed by their Views

Over at National Review, Ian Smith of the Immigration Reform Law Institute poses the fascinating question of what Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., would have thought of today’s immigration debate were he still alive, instead of having been brutally gunned down on a motel balcony in Memphis nearly half a century ago.

MLK Friend and Advisor: High Immigration that Displaces Black Workers Would ‘Outrage’ King

After spending more than 30 years on the immigration beat, one mystery puzzles me more than the dozens of others I’ve analyzed and written about. Despite overwhelming evidence that the last three decades’ high immigration levels have disproportionately harmed blacks, African-Americans leaders and their constituents have not joined our call for restrictions.

No Job Openings for More than Three out of Five Job Seekers

For two uninterrupted years that began with the 2012 election cycle, federal, state and local politicians have promised to throw their full weight behind job creation.

Seeking Black Leadership on ‘Immigration Reform’

The 50th anniversary this past August of Martin Luther King’s “March on Washington” speech seemed a prime occasion (his birthday just passed this month was another) for the nation’s self-appointed civil rights leaders, as well as journalists and academic pundits, to express illuminating opinions on pending legislation affecting African-Americans, if there was any.

Dr. Martin Luther King and the Immigration Impact upon Black America

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. emphasized the importance of a person's character, not the color of his skin.

Yet Dr. King recognized the notable income disparity – and the disparity of economic opportunity – between working-class Blacks and their American counterparts of other races. Were he alive today, he would undoubtedly question why 20.5% of African-Americans are unemployed or underemployed, and why there has been no tangible wage increase for working-class Blacks in 40 years.

Dreams Denied

Bill Would Disproportionately Harm Unemployed Black, Hispanic Americans

In observance of today's national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, Californians for Population Stabilization launched a television ad which emphasizes that the current Senate and House immigration bills undermine King’s dream.

MLK & illegal immigration

On Monday, the nation celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a visionary who placed the highest value upon the content of one's character and not the color of one's skin.  Eighty-three years after his birth, almost 43 years after his death and with the election of the first Black President in American history, we have so far to go.