Democrats Expose That Immigration Is All About Politics, Not Caring

It’s long been a dirty, quiet secret: Democrats really do not care about illegal aliens. What they do care about is using them as a political weapon, and, possibly getting them the ability to vote. But, caring about them as people? Only so far as to patronize them to earn their support. Here’s Elizabeth Foley

The immigration fight isn’t really about the Dreamers — it’s all politics

President Trump’s immigration proposal offers a pathway to citizenship for approximately 1.8 million people, most of whom were brought to the United States as minors. Despite the generosity of the president’s immigration proposal to these so-called Dreamers, the far left is committed to continuing nasty, racially divisive rhetoric, with the ACLU tweeting that the proposal is “hateful” and benefits only “white supremacists.” Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez tweeted that the proposal is a “middle finger” to Latin America.

Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, allowed approximately 800,000individuals to stay, without any path to citizenship, for renewable three-year periods under his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order. If the Trump proposal is a hateful middle finger to Hispanics, presumably Obama’s much narrower order was a violent assault. Yet the far left’s leaders, including Congressman Gutierrez, praised DACA as an “antidote for do-nothingism” and now thinks that Trump’s more robust proposal — replete with a path to citizenship — is a surefire sign of xenophobia.

Such comments imply that the far left’s goal is not finding a workable solution for Dreamers but instead, keeping their base ginned up with hatred toward President Trump. By reflexively crying racism in response to reasonable policy proposals — which would achieve far more than any Democratic president or Congress has ever achieved — the political left undermines its credibility and suggests its goal is sowing racial division, not solving problems. It evinces a preference for “do-nothingism” over good-faith negotiation.

What, exactly, do Democrats think will happen with them calling everyone names? Ms. Foley mentions the Harvard-Harris poll, and

The poll found that 79 percent of Americans — including 72 percent of Hispanics and 85 percent of blacks — think that immigration policy should be reoriented toward an individual’s “ability to contribute to America as measured by their education and skills,” rather than “having relatives in the U.S.” And the same percentage, 79 percent — including 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of blacks — agreed that the United States “need[s] secure borders.” Fifty-four percent support “building a combination of physical and electronic barriers across the U.S.-Mexico border,” including 53 percent of Hispanics and 39 percent of blacks. As for ending the visa lottery program, the poll shows that it is wildly unpopular: opposed by 68 percent of Americans, including 61 percent of Hispanics and 57 percent of blacks.

The more Democrats caterwaul and call people names, the less they are inclined to listen. And you know that Donald Trump will fight back. He won’t give in like previous Republicans. And, if Democrats continue, he might actually pull support, throwing up his hands and saying “I tried to find a way to get this to work. It would have been beautiful. Democrats poisoned the well, folks.”

Here was Nancy Pelosi, looking like death warmed over

(Fox News) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed President Donald Trump’s immigration framework, calling it part of a “campaign to make America white again.”

Trump’s proposal would offer a path to citizenship for  1.8 million so-called “DREAMers,” and call for $25 billion in funding for a border wall and security. It also calls for cracking down on chain migration and the diversity visa lottery program.

“The administration’s anti-immigrant framework is an act of staggering cowardice which attempts to hold the DREAMers hostage to a hateful anti-immigrant scheme,” Pelosi wrote in a statement on Friday. “The 50 percent cut to legal immigration in the framework and the recent announcements to end Temporary Protected Status for Central Americans and Haitians are both part of the same cruel agenda. They are part of the Trump administration’s unmistakable campaign to make America white again.”

Does anyone think these slurs help? Well, sure, if you want to scuttle any help for the so-called Dreamers and just create a political issue which doesn’t get solved. Democrats need to realize (but they won’t) that they aren’t in the majority, that Republicans now mostly seem to have a backbone (thanks to Trump), and that they aren’t going to get a “clean” DACA bill that gives Dreamers the ability to vote. If they want any legalization, they are going to have to give something back. If they keep this up, Republicans may very well walk away and move on to something else.

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5 Responses to “Democrats Expose That Immigration Is All About Politics, Not Caring”

  1. Jeffery says:

    TEACH asserts:

    Democrats really do not care about illegal aliens

    based on his own beliefs and the typings of a Tea Party lawyer.

    As TEACH well knows, there are not enough voters involved (10 yrs hence, no less) to make this a voter issue. So just stop it.

    The tRump proposal has four legs: DACA relief, $30 billion for the Wall et al, major changes to family immigration and major changes to general immigration. The Dems appear to be objecting to tying the absolutely, moral and ethical tRumpamnesty for the DREAM residents to throttling family and general immigration. Only a liar would claim that that means the Dems don’t “care about illegal aliens”.

    This from the same TEACH who wants DREAM residents to rat out their own parents to the ICE Gestapo for the privilege of staying in the US. What kind of vile person suggests that children do such a thing? Disgusting.

    That said, we agree that this is a POLITICALLY unwise stance for the Dems. The white nationalist tRump outsmarted the naive Dems. The Dems are dumb, not uncaring.

  2. formwiz says:

    As always, Jeffery whistles past the Democrat graveyard.

    And, on that subject, Pelosi makes Malory Archer look like JLaw.

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