Amnesty Fight Will Decide Who Controls Country
“Immigration reform is probably the biggest issue of the 21st century,” Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) reportedly said at an “Immigration Day Action” event this weekend. “It will decide who is in charge of this country for the next 20 or 30 years.”
According to the Portland Tribune, Schrader made his remarks at an event that was sponsored by Causa, a prominent Oregon pro-amnesty group, and he compared today’s amnesty fight to the civil and voting rights movements in the 1960s, saying the amnesty movement is “the civil rights battle for the younger generation.”
As Breitbart News has emphasized, though, “the civil rights movement of the 1960s was about ensuring that black Americans received all of the rights they were due as citizens of the United States while today’s pro-amnesty movement is about demanding full rights for non-citizens who entered the country illegally.”
“A sovereign American nation has both the right and the responsibility to limit immigration and control its borders,” the group reportedly said.
The White House on Monday asked for a stay of a federal judge’s injunction against Obama’s executive amnesty while it readies its appeal. Judge Andrew Hanen last week issued an injunction after a majority of states sued the Obama administration over its executive amnesty
As Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly noted, although “a Harris poll found that 81% of native-born Americans believe schools should teach patriotism,” 50% of recent immigrants do not want their children to be “taught to be proud of America.” Schlafly said that means new immigrants will be offended when conservatives emphasize patriotism and assimilation.
The Eagle Forum report found that new immigrants “and their adult children are significantly more liberal than the average American voter on a host of policy issues, including the size of government, Obamacare, affirmative action, gun control, greater environmental regulation, and other issues championed by the Left.
Calls to legalize illegal immigrants, whom Americans opposed to amnesty have referred to as “undocumented Democrats,” also turn off white working-class voters. As Democrats noted in their autopsy report of the 2014 midterm elections, which curiously did not mention the impact that Obama’s proposed executive amnesty had in giving Republicans back control of Congress, white working-class voters have been abandoning the party.
If white-working class voters continue to abandon Democrats en masse because of issues like amnesty, the party will need new voters to replace them. Perhaps that is why Democrats have gone all-in on Obama’s executive amnesty–even uniting to filibuster the House’s Homeland Security funding bill over it–and comprehensive amnesty legislation