In my previous post I told you about Progressive Eric Schwartz who heads up the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. I said that grateful* immigrants could be counted on as Democratic voters and that was one of the primary objectives driving the open borders movement (that and creating a borderless world). Only moments later I saw that Trevor Loudon writing at his New Zeal blog said the same thing and backs it up with words right out of the mouth of an SEIU (Service Employee International Union) VP.
This is what Loudon said and he has a film and research to back it up! [Emphasis mine]:
Why, in a time of high U.S. unemployment, is the Obama Administration seriously considering Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity” bill which would grant citizenship to up to 12 million illegal immigrants.
The answer has little to do with humanity, national security or prosperity.
It is all about power- raw socialist power. It is all about 8,000,000 more Democratic Party votes and the creation of a “governing coalition for the long term”.
At the “progressive” America’s Future Now! conference in Washington, DC on June 2, 2009, SEIU International Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina addressed attendees on the issue immigration reform.
Speaking of Latino voters, Medina said “when they voted in November, they voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up.”
So I think there’s two things that matter for the progressive community.
When you are in the middle of a fight for your life you will remember who was there with you. And immigrants count on progressives to be able to do that.
Number one, if we are to expand this electorate to win, the progressive community needs to solidly be on the side of immigrants, that we’ll expand and solidify the progressive coalition for the future…”
We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters. Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three?
If we have eight million new voters who care about …… and will be voting. We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle.”
There you have the strategy. Fight for the illegal immigrants, grant them citizenship, then exploit their gratitude in the form of votes to create a “governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle..”
Read the rest of Mr. Loudon’s research on the issue.
I have joked on several previous occasions that if a majority of immigrants came to the US and voted Republican this open borders push from Progressive Democrats would end in a heartbeat.
* Regarding gratefulness, I don’t know if you’ve been noticing the increasing outspokenness of black Conservatives. Many are beginning to realize that a considerable number of their problems have been created by leftwing policies primarily relating to welfare dependence. Along those lines, I’ve been wondering lately, as we read one story after another of unhappy refugees feeling let down by their resettlement agencies, whether the Left would suffer a setback if refugees continue to feel pretty angry at their condition, afterall it is primarily Progressives who made unrealistic promises and brought them here.
Endnote: Of course the flaw in my theory is exemplified by the case of Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, and some other inside-the-beltway Republicans who also are pushing for open borders. Either they are Republican Progressives (Glenn Beck maintains that politicians like John McCain are also Progressives) who think they can bring immigrant voters to their side, or they are just flat out looking for cheap labor for businesses. Or it could be something far more sinister, but we won’t go there.