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Al Sharpton and Wal-Mart: Open-borders buddies

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By Michelle Malkin  •  July 24, 2007 08:49 PM

The nation’s biggest racial demagogue and the nation’s biggest employer joined hands at the National Council of La Raza’s annual conference to push for another shamnesty bill. AP reports:

The Rev. Al Sharpton and Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott became unlikely allies Tuesday in their call to revive immigration legislation, in speeches before the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights organization. “Congress needs to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill now,” said Scott, who heads the world’s largest retailer.

Scott attributed his views in part to his Mexican-American granddaughter, who has helped him to understand immigration as more than “simply a cerebral exercise.”

Looks like Scott could use a little more “cerebral exercise” himself. Wal-Mart needs to worry less about what Congress is doing and more about its own hiring practices. As for Sharpton, the black civil rights leader has now seen fit to put the interests of illegal aliens above all else “or we lose the moral authority to fight for anybody.”

It was never his to lose.

Sharpton then scoffed at the negative impact of mass illegal immigration on black Americans:

Sharpton dismissed the notion that immigrants are taking jobs from black Americans.

“What jobs?” he demanded. “Blacks were doubly unemployed by whites before anyone came across the border.”

For a diametrically opposed view, read the recent House testimony of T. Willard Fair, President and CEO, Urban League of Greater Miami.

Mr. Fair wasn’t invited to the La Raza confab…

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