Why Many Think There’s A Zero-Sum Battle Between Immigrant and Black Children

In Chicago, opposition to Federal immigration relief for the unaccompanied children has become particularly fierce. A video shows residents trying to make the the label “Worst President Ever” stick to President Obama, saying that his investment into immigration amounts to turning his back on Chicago. Multiple editorials have been published contrasting President Obama’s perceived negligence of Chicago’s violent crime epidemic with the millions being negotiated to handle the ballooning immigration crisis.

If poor Black people fighting immigration reform sounds familiar, that’s because it’s an antagonism intentionally fueled by US immigration policy for over a century….

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