Progressive Coalition Memo: DACA Amnesty is About Importing Political Power


By Ex-Leftist


A new memorandum by the Center for American Progress Action Fund is just another of a number of examples of the real reasons that the Democratic Party and its wider progressive coalition allies are endlessly pushing for amnesty of illegal aliens.

Titled, ‘Defending Dreamers is a Moral Imperative and a Defining Political Moment for Democrats‘ and distributed the 8th of January, 2018, wraps sheer power politics in a soppy wrapper of moralizing regarding the current and ongoing debate about the group of illegal aliens that the political left have packaged and marketed as “Dreamers” (undoubtedly named as an invocation of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech) which Obama granted a pseudo-amnesty to via executive order November 20, 2014.

As Democrat analysts have acknowledged for years,

For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters. But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.

All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment — professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists — and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.

It is instructive to trace the evolution of a political strategy based on securing this coalition in the writings and comments, over time, of such Democratic analysts as Stanley Greenberg and Ruy Teixeira. Both men were initially determined to win back the white working-class majority, but both currently advocate a revised Democratic alliance in which whites without college degrees are effectively replaced by well-educated socially liberal whites in alliance with the growing ranks of less affluent minority voters, especially Hispanics.

The 2012 approach treats white voters without college degrees as an unattainable cohort. The Democratic goal with these voters is to keep Republican winning margins to manageable levels, in the 12 to 15 percent range, as opposed to the 30-point margin of 2010 — a level at which even solid wins among minorities and other constituencies are not enough to produce Democratic victories.

Source: NY Times, The Future of the Obama Coalition

Behind a mass-marketing campaign of appeals to pity to win over public sentiment (and to display loyalty to the new Latino base) to push for amnesty of DACA recipients – and their wider extended families which could number upwards of 10 million people – is an obvious political power grab in the form of importing millions of expected Democratic Party voters. Undoubtedly, as with the 1986 amnesty debacle, the actual number of amnestied individuals would be much higher due to immigration document fraud.

As Democrats have admittedly lost their former white blue-collar base to the Republican Party, they have sought to replace it, and as stated above, have found it especially among Hispanics. The problem? Hispanics are at most 15% of the US population. How to resolve this? Bring in more Hispanics.

Enter immigration policy.

The Democrat stance on immigration has gone from one of border control and immigration limits to protect US workers in the 1990s to one today of bashing anyone who suggests such a thing as xenophobes and racists. This is directly due to the DNC bleeding the white vote.


A read of CAP’s DACA memo reveals political calculations to pass the DACA amnesty and the expected windfall of Democrat votes from these new Latino voters. To be sure, if these people were expected to be conservative voters, the progressive coalition would be fighting their legalization and very presence on US soil tooth-and-nail and would be the ones demanding a wall be built, if not electric fences, moats, sniper towers, and flamethrowers.

The CAP’s memo warms up the audience with appeals to pity for DACA recipients, follows with a predictable tarring-and-feathering of Trump supporters as “racists” intentionally miscasting Trump’s position as “immigrant-bashing” (Trump wrongly and dangerously supports DACA) after which it moves to racial pandering toward its new majority Latino base:

Despite Donald Trump’s fantastical assertions, Latino support for Republicans will only continue to wane. The Republican Party, particularly with Trump as its leader, has been plainspoken about its disdain for immigrants and is more interested in bashing immigrants to cater to its base than it is in acknowledging that immigrants are an important part of America’s social fabric. As a result, Republicans have, in all likelihood, lost the overwhelming majority of Latino voters for at least a generation.

For Democrats, the risk is that Latinos fail to see them as a true ally, and as a result sit out crucial elections. A September poll by Latino Decisions found that 91 percent of Latinos want Congress to pass a Dream Act with a path to earned citizenship. But public support for Dreamers extends far beyond Latinos. For some context, a fall Washington Post-ABC poll found 86 percent of Americans support protecting Dreamers. Similarly, a Politico/Morning Consult poll found that only 15 percent of Americans believe that Dreamers should be deported—the ultimate result of Trump’s decision and continued congressional inaction.

In other words, the motivation is twofold: Progressives view that to win Latino loyalty means to pander to their ethnic interests while accusing white conservative voters of voting in their ethnic interests (which most don’t) which for the former is acceptable and for the latter is racist, xenophobic, etc.

The flip-side of that coin is the windfall of votes from Latinos which progressives rightly realize that if enough Latinos are amnestied, there would be a permanent shift in the left’s favor in the American political landscape, which is the ultimate aim.

Dreamers may not be equally represented in every state, but Latinos are a critical part of the progressive coalition and progressive leaders have to step up and fight for them. If Democrats can’t even stand up to Trump and Republicans in defense of Dreamers— whose moral case is unassailable—they will leave a lot of progressives wondering who Democrats will fight for. At that point, Latinos may not be the only constituency within the Democratic base that becomes dispirited and disengaged. If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond. In short, the next few weeks will tell us a lot about the Democratic Party and its long-term electoral prospects.


The Democratic Party recognizes that immigration advances its political fortunes. The change in the party’s make-up coincides with the dramatic increase in the proportion (and number) of foreign-born residents in the U.S. In 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, the foreign-born made up 13.1 percent of the population. That’s still below the all-time high of 14.7 percent in 1910, but it’s a pole vault from the all-time low of 4.7 percent in 1970, arguably the apogee of Archie Bunker’s White America. And the biggest shift in percentage terms occurred recently, between 1990 and 2010.

That two-decade period is also when the foreign-born population of the U.S. began to have a growing influence on voting outcomes. As the political scientist Tom Holbrook has noted, while “there was little-to-no relationship between the relative size of foreign born population and presidential outcomes in the states in the 1970s and 1980s,” that relationship has grown steadily since then, with Democrats making advances “in virtually all states with an above average level of foreign- born population.

Source : BloombergView, Democrats Used to Worry About Immigration Too. What Happened?

Democrats thought this would produce results in 2016 when the Democratic Party Platform promised the world to every identity group bloc voter outside of the white majority, and it backfired, for now – because the white majority is still too large for the time being.

We have a political party in the United States openly abandoning the better good for Americans due inadequate party popularity, and this party is openly counting as its constituents millions of people on US soil illegally and is endlessly advocating for them and for more to come – in spite of the damage to poor American workers their presence brings. The Democratic Party has placed its own power above the American people as a greater priority.

Pass more amnesties, do nothing about the porous border, and do not reduce the massive current levels of legal immigration which are resulting in 1 million Green Cards being given out annually, and the United States turns into a one-party left wing Socialist state in less than 50 years complete with gutted governmental and social institutions which the new ruling elite hate because they’re so…. White, Christian, and heteronormative.

Maybe it’s high time Middle America vote and legislate in its own ethnic interest as well?