Civil Rights Activist: Illegal Immigration Hurts Job Prospects for Black Men [Tucker Carlson]

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Tucker Carlson was joined tonight by a civil rights leader who says that black males are disproportionately hurt by illegal immigration.

Peter Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, explained that black males are more likely to experience competition from illegal immigrants.

“It’s Econ 101, Tucker. When you have an oversupply of labor, the price of labor is going to be depressed,” Kirsanow said, adding that there’s a striking oversupply of low-skill labor.

He noted that this doesn’t effect just black males, but all low-skilled American workers.

He said that black males, however, are disproportionately concentrated in low-skill labor markets, which is also where the bulk of legal and illegal immigrants over the past 20 years are concentrated.

“We’re talking about, at the very low end, hundreds of thousands of blacks losing jobs, probably if you do the math, up to 1.2 million blacks losing jobs,” Kirsanow said. “This has significant, obviously, impacts on the black community.”

He lamented that many on the left and many black congressional leaders have embraced the “open borders philosophy” that’s done such damage to black employment prospects.