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Black Caucus Accused of Selling Out Black Citizens on Immigration

Contact: Ermias Alemayehu, BOND, 323-782-1980, 213-804-1872


LOS ANGELES, June 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- Despite the results from a recent poll indicating that only 22 percent of Americans favor the Senate's immigration reform bill, in a procedural vote on Tuesday, the Senate voted 64-35 to resurrect the bill and bring it to the floor for debate. Senator Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., an architect of the bill, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus have compared amnesty for illegals to the civil rights struggles of blacks. Conservative radio talk show host and staunch amnesty opponent, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson issued the following statement today, blasting the Congressional Black Caucus and Sen. Kennedy for selling blacks out on this issue:


"The Senate's immigration reform bill is an amnesty bill. Giving amnesty to some 15-20 million illegal aliens would devastate low-income black and white Americans. These American citizens would be forced to compete with people from a third world country in the area of jobs, education, and healthcare. What does this say about our President, the CBC, and Sen. Kennedy when they try to force Americans to accept a bill that's so obviously anti-American?


"By supporting amnesty, the Congressional Black Caucus and Sen. Kennedy are working against the best interest of black Americans. This should be a wake up call for blacks that their so-called leaders are more concerned with the rights of illegals from Mexico than that of Americans."


Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is Founder and President of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to "Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man." Rev. Peterson is also an author and media commentator on the issues of race, gender, family/fatherhood issues. For more information, visit www.bondinfo.org