(National Sentinel) Transformation: A memo circulated by the Center for American Progress (CAP) Action Fund on Monday noted that illegal aliens brought to the U.S. at a young age — the so-called “Dreamers” — are a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.”
The memo, co-written by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri, was distributed to allies who are calling on congressional 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.”
Last fall President Donald J. Trump moved to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy which was implemented by President Obama via executive order, to prevent illegals brought to the U.S. as children by their parents from being deported.
A number of states threatened to sue the Trump administration if it did not end the program, which they said was unconstitutionally implemented. After Trump rescinded Obama’s order in September, several Democrat-run states filed suit against the administration, demanding DACA be replaced.
After rescinding the order, Trump called on Congress to come up with a legislative fix for the Dreamers facing deportation.
Thus far, the House has put forth a bipartisan DACA compromise bill that also claims to address concerns over chain migration. But it’s unclear it could pass.
The CAP Action 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, according to The Daily Caller.
“If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond,” the memo continues. “In short, the next few weeks will tell us a lot about the Democratic Party and its long-term electoral prospects.”
Several conservative pundits and lawmakers have warned that if Republicans cave on the DACA issue and vote for amnesty, it will put their congressional majority in danger and could also lead to Trump’s defeat in 2020.
They have also warned that Democrats want to save DACA for the very reason the memo states: Future voters.
Advertising disclaimer: Click here
What are your thoughts?