Editor’s note: This is cross-posted from Refugee Resettlement Watch, which has been keeping me busy for months! And, where the ‘unaccompanied alien children’ border surge has made July 2014, RRW’s top month (in terms of readership) since its launch in 2007.
Back in February, the Eagle Forum produced a report that could serve as a blueprint for any Republican running for office about how campaigning on the issue of reducing immigration numbers (yes, even LEGAL immigration) is a winner.
And, it isn’t just about winning the election, but saving the Republic.
The report went largely unnoticed by the establishment Republican Party (they probably actually panned it, but I haven’t the time to search).
In fact, the hard core establishment Republicans are largely influenced by the likes of Grover Norquist and his ilk (here and here) who are in the business of promoting the idea of needing laborers (cheap labor) for their big business clients. It is about the almighty dollar for many of the so-called leaders of the Republican Party. (The Democrats too, it’s just that they have that humanitarian white hat firmly planted on their heads and they have another interest as well—reliably leftwing voters***.)
Now to make it easier for all of us to get the salient points from the report, Paul Nachman at VDARE has a post today on the main messages in the report (even more timely now than when it was released in February) and has taken the time to select key bullet points for us.
Here is Nachman and a bit from the report—
To impress obdurately clueless Republican candidates and supporters of what’s at stake, here’s the concluding thought in both the full report and the two-page excerpt from it:
The GOP faces a choice: It can either change its position on legal immigration or it can change its position on almost every other issue.
And then this from the excerpts:
A comprehensive review of surveys in immigrant communities showing their support for big government
A large volume of survey data show that, in general, 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 …
Because immigrants and their adult children overwhelmingly favor big government, there is no issue more important for conservatives than reducing the future number of legal immigrants allowed into the country each year. Otherwise, legal immigration will continue to add millions of liberal voters every decade, making it extremely unlikely that conservatives will be successful on all the issues they care about.
Going to a political campaign event in August?
So the next time you hear someone, especially a Republican candidate for public office say, ‘I’m all for legal immigration, it’s illegal that I oppose,’ I want you to remember this report (new immigrants vote for Democrats who promise them stuff!) and remind them that most of those illegal aliens streaming across our border at this very moment will soon be LEGAL immigrants one way or another—quickly through an executive amnesty or more slowly in the legal asylum process.
Ask: are you for that too?
*** We have said it time and again—for Democrats, immigration (legal and illegal) is about turning red states blue.