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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.”
“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.”
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. Donald Trump and the Republican Party continue to jeopardize the futures of millions of Dreamers and their families and throw up roadblocks to meaningful legislative reform, and it is up to Democrats to stand up for them.
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.
Political allegiances are made in moments like these. Voters want to know that politicians and leaders are with them and ultimately one of them. Once that becomes clear, voters will also stand with those leaders.That is the key lesson to draw from the political realignment that took place in California in the years following the enactment of Proposition 187. Although support for Republicans among California Latinos had been on the rise in the years preceding that ballot initiative, the anger and alienation felt by Latino residents—and by some white Republican voters, as well—led to a rapid seismic shift in the political landscape of the state. But that happened not only because a large share of the electorate turned away from the Republican Party, but also because they were welcomed by the Democratic Party. Instead of apathy these voters took action. That action and the subsequent shift in the political landscape might not have been possible had Democrats not joined the fight and stood with the community on principle
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 WashingtonPost-ABC poll found 86 percentof 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.
originally posted by: MiddleInsite
So the Democrats are being honest. I have no problem with that. They ARE a political party.
Wednesday's operation arose from a 2013 investigation that resulted in charges against nine 7-Eleven franchisees and managers in New York and Virginia. Eight have pleaded guilty and were ordered to pay more than $2.6 million in back wages, and the ninth was arrested in November.
originally posted by: YommieG
Mexico lost war to America. They signed the treaty and ceded California and Texas and Nevada and New Mexico and Arizona to America. If they have honor, they should never come back to America.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
91% of Latinos polled want a Dream Act passed and 86% of Americans as a whole. Yeah, that would making sticking to their guns on DACA critical.
Meanwhile, what percentage of Americans want a stupid border wall?
This "bombshell" of yours is just a Democrat stating the obvious about Democrats needing to be responsive to their base and to the majority of Americans when it comes to DACA.
Trump would do well to heed the advice himself.
For some context, a fall WashingtonPost-ABC poll found 86 percentof Americans support protecting Dreamers.
originally posted by: fiverx313
you COULD interpret the memo as 'save dreamers so they can vote democrat'
if you're an idiot.