Letter to the Editor MANY AMERICAN EMPLOYERS DELIBERATELY DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AMERICAN WORKERS

There is a false argument that America needs illegal aliens because the unemployment rate is only FOUR percent and American workers won’t do the jobs that illegal aliens will do.

The truth is that the unemployment rate of those with a high school education or less is FOURTEEN percent. Many of those people are AFRICAN AMERICANS. Illegal aliens TAKE JOBS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE GO TO THIS GROUP OF UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE.

Many American employers are DELIBERATELY DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AMERICANS who want and need jobs because the American employers want to hire illegal aliens that will keep their mouths shut and not complain about unsafe work conditions, not getting paid for overtime work, environmental hazards and the like because the illegal aliens don’t want to be reported by the employer and deported.

That is the leverage that American employers have over foreign workers. It is similar to the system of “guest workers” from neighboring countries used by South Africa during apartheid to keep black South Africans from gaining financial and political power within their own country.

Are American employers using illegal aliens and “guest workers” to keep African Americans from gaining economic and political power within America?

I believe that they are.

Woodrow Wilcox
Griffith, Indiana

www.WoodrowWilcox.com