Buchanan Says "Stop Immigration" To Help D.C. Black Employment

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    WASHINGTON — Conservative pundit Pat Buchanan proposed a solution to the Black unemployment problem during an interview on WAMU 88.5′s “The Diane Rehm Show.”

    Buchanan said that regulating immigration, where 13% of the population is foreign born, will help the native born African American population find jobs.

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    WAMU reports:

    D.C.’s unemployment rate is 11.1 percent, which is higher than the national rate of 9.1 percent, but still lower than some of the hardest-hit states, such as Nevada. The District is also home to extreme poverty. Some nearly all-black wards of the city face Depression-era unemployment levels. Buchanan suggested a solution to the disproportionately high national unemployment rate among African Americans, now at 16 percent:

    “One thing I would do is stop immigration into the country until all unemployment is down to 6 percent,” he said. “We’ve got to start putting our own people first.”

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