Polls, leaders say many blacks support illegal immigrants

In contrary to accepted wisdom/spin

Influential African Americans across the country back up recent polls showing strong black support for illegal immigrants and for Senate proposals to offer them work permits and a path to citizenship.

Although polls show frustration in black communities over a perceived loss of low-wage jobs to illegal immigrants, they also indicate the issue is not dampening African Americans’ sympathy with the struggles of Latinos, who make up the vast majority of recent immigrants to the United States.

Thos who wish to use immigration rights as a wedge issue to divide Latinos and African-Americans will no doubt be disappointed their racist ploy isn’t working.

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