Skip to comments.Immigration reform hopes fade
Posted on 07/12/2014 5:16:46 AM PDT by cotton1706
Immigration reform has fizzled as an issue for Democrats, who are barely mentioning it on the campaign trail despite making the issue their top domestic priority in 2013 and 2014.
Latino voters, who are the most energized about overhauling the nations immigration laws, will have little impact on the battle for control of the Senate, with the possible exception of Sen. Mark Udalls (D) race in Colorado.
White working-class voters will play a more important role in the midterm election compared to the 2012 presidential election. They are not energized by immigration reform. Instead, they are concerned about downward pressure on wages, which the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has linked to higher immigration levels. Coincidently, President Obamas support among white voters without college degrees has steadily eroded.
Democratic strategists admit their partys record on immigration reform will do little to help candidates this year, although they predict it could be a potent weapon in the 2016 presidential election.
In light of turnout models its probably not as strong an issue as it would be in presidential years, said Steve Jarding, a Democratic strategist and former advisor to several senators from conservative leaning states such as former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.).
I still think Democrats have fumbled this issue because they allow the issue to be played on Republican terms, he said. Republicans are trying to suggest immigration is the reason wages are suppressed and its a racial issue. I dont like it. Thats what theyre doing cynically. Theyre saying when you get immigration, you suppress the wages of non-immigrants, i.e. white people.
He said Democrats need to put everybody in the same boat and steer the debate away from race.
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And the Establishments of both parties are PISSED!!
It’s not REFORM, it’s AMNESTY. Nobody tells the truth in DC.
Actually its working as planned. The border is still wide open and illegals are still coming.
immigration reform,why just show up at the border, turn yourself in and within few hours or days carry on with your trip.
No I would say AMNESTY is alive and well and in Cinemascope colors..
LOL!!! That's like saying Bill Clinton needs to steer the conversation away from sex, or Obama needs to steer the conversation away from himself.
The Democrat Party IS the party of race! Their entire focus is a racial and gender-based spoils system. The Democrats could no more ignore race than Eric Holder could stop lying. It's not in them...
Any politician, pundit, or citizen who is not for enforcement of current law and building, keeping and maintaining border control infrastructure (e.g., fences) supports AMNESTY.
It does not matter what code word they use for it - it is still amnesty and allowing criminal illegals here to remain here legally.
The ‘system’ is not broken. You cannot call something broken simply because you choose not to use it.
We get so tied up in stopping amnesty that we never stop the flow and our government has been playing this game for decades.
With success like this, there is no need for a new law to be ignored.
Amnesty isnt the issue now.
It’s whether or not there will be revolution or civil war on the border.
Oh, please, you frickin' Dummycrats----dont pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.
Dummycrats are zipping up b/c they cannot afford another lock-stepping issue. Dum-dums are still smarting from marching smartly---heels clicking-- behind der leader on Obamacare---which turned out to be a blunder of Ceausescuian proportions.
There's the usual looney-tune suckups like Pelosi and dat airhead lollipop licker from Texas----and ambitious Guttierez who has plans for himself w/ the engorged latino vote.
Will Dummies vocally support the invasion?
We know and understand that, but the idiots, a/k/a Obama voters and worshipers don’t. To wit: Self hating Whites [members of the main stream media and academia] union members and workers, Blacks, and Jews. They also do not know or care that he is now, at this moment, implementing the mechanism to replace and eliminate them, namely illegals from South and Central America and muslims from Africa.
Kids my ass. We need to break that false narrative. We’ve even got longtime FReepers shedding tears over the plight of the children.
These invaders are overwhelmingly teenagers and adults.
Republican ‘immigration’ reform: secure the borders - follow the law...
Those poor, wretched, malnourished, frightened children.