Commissioner Peter Kirsanow, in his individual capacity as a member of the eight-member commission, wrote to Rep. Marcia Fudge (R-OH), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and said that amnesty would "disproportionately harm lower-skilled African-Americans" whose economic conditions have already gotten worse under America's first black president.
He asked members of the CBC to "oppose any legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens" and "oppose legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted to the U.S. each year."
Reports have documented the surplus of labor in the high-tech industry that is depressing wages, and there is also a huge surplus in more lower-skilled jobs.
"The obvious question is whether there are sufficient jobs in the low-skilled labor market for both African-Americans and illegal immigrants," Kirsanow wrote. "The answer is no."