It's A Trap: Legalizing The Dreamers Is About Votes, Plain And Simple
Often times when people talk about the "Dreamers" or DACA, you hear tales eliciting sympathy of, let's say, the valedictorian of the high school that was brought here illegally by her parents.
And oh does she love America!
You also hear that "Dreamers" are good for the economy.
They are just young, helpless kids.
Yada, yada, yada.
Here's the truth, though: legalizing the "Dreamers" is all about votes. A memo from the Center for American Progress, written, in part, by Jennifer Palmieri, former Director of Communications for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, literally says this.
The memo states that political allegiances are made during times likes this and that if "Dreamers" aren't made citizens, then the democrats might be in for continuous loses.
However, if the "Dreamers" do become citizens, we could be in for a Blue Wave.
"Dreamers", overwhelming, will vote democrat. Studies have shown that immigrants equals more democrats, while multi-generations are more likely to vote Right Side.
I suppose freedom gets better with age.
Trump is about to make a huge mistake if he goes through with this. He could be signing the Republican Party's death sentence.
That's not always a bad thought, but it means the only Right-wing (middle-Right?) institution with adequate firepower around is surrendering to the Left.
That cannot happen.
Trump has been praising the democrats and even mistakenly publicly told Senator Feinstein they could do DACA first with the commitment that we would take care of everything else later. That's a one-way street to getting screwed over.
Representative Kevin McCarthy even jumped in to say, more or less, 'No, Mr. President, we need security and other things from our wish list for DACA.'
Trump seemed to think that's what Feinstein said. Maybe he wasn't listening when she was talking?
Either way, the direction this is going is not good. Even if we end chain migration and build a wall, providing "Dreamers" with a path to citizenship means the Right loses the next election and probably more after that. Because the Left will buy as many votes as possible in the meantime, per their M.O.
Free this. Free that. Same old story.
This is a major point in Trump's presidency. He needs to realize that no matter what he does, he will be enemy number one of the press.
"Dreamers" will provide cover for a few days until impeachment and treason talks resume.
Don't fall for the trap.
Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller, January 8, 2018
The Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund circulated a memo on Monday calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age — so-called “Dreamers” — a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.”
The memo, co-authored by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri, was sent around to allies calling on Democrats to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.”
CAP Action’s memo says protecting DACA is not only a “moral imperative” for Democrats, it also key to getting votes.
“The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success,” reads Palmieri’s memo, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond,” reads the memo. “In short, the next few weeks will tell us a lot about the Democratic Party and its long-term electoral prospects.”
[Editor’s Note: Shown is page 1 of the memo. Click here to enlarge and to read the full memo.]