Last updated on September 20th, 2021 at 08:34 am
If you don’t like the current electorate, just ‘import’ a new one. It’s been mantric for the Democrat Party. And for quite some time.
The rampant chaos on America’s borders since the election of President Joe Biden is well-known by now and it appears that his administration will do nothing to stop it. Indeed, there is every reason for Biden and the Democrats to want a massive influx of immigrants, legal and illegal for it means an increase in the supply of Democratic voters.
Each year in the United States, over 1 million immigrants legally immigrate to the United States. Of this amount, the overwhelming majority are unskilled or low-skilled. As a result, legal immigrants tend to take jobs on the lower rungs of the economic ladder and struggle financially. Thus, they tend to need a lot of support from the government in medical care, housing, food, childcare, English as a second-language programs in schools, school breakfast and lunch programs, college tuition, and so on. And which political party is the party of Big Government that will provide these things to immigrants? That’s right—the Democratic Party. And immigrants definitely are aware of this fact. Indeed, immigrant voter registration numbers bear out the overwhelming support immigrants give to the Democratic Party. One study, gathering data between 1980 and 2012, found that naturalized citizens by a margin of more than 2.5 to 1 (65% to 25%) are more likely to register as Democrats than as Republicans. According to the Pew Research Center, Immigrant voter registration favors the Democratic Party by a margin of 4-1 or more in New Jersey (62% to 14%), New York (60% to 15%) and Massachusetts (67% to 17%), by more than 2-1 in Texas (44% to 18%) and California (48% to 21%), and by just under 2-1 in Florida (46% to 26%). And with 1 in 10 eligible voters nationwide being naturalized Americans, the impact of legal immigration on elections is substantial. (Since 2000, the number of naturalized citizen voters increased by 93%, compared to an increase of just 18% for native-born voters. Indeed, since 2000 the number of naturalized citizen voters almost doubled to over 23 million people.) Significantly, immigration has been cited as a key reason why Virginia, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada–formerly solid red states–have been trending blue over the past decade.
The picture is similar in regard to illegal immigrants. Each year, illegal immigrants in the tens of thousands (possibly over 100,000) enter the United States. While many people cite the number of 10-11 million as the number of illegal aliens living in the United States, a more accurate estimate would be between 20 and 30 million. These immigrants tend to be even more unskilled and low-skilled than legal immigrants and thus take the lowest-paying jobs in our economy. As a result, illegal immigrants tend to be very poor, with about 60% living below the poverty line and in more need of government support than even legal immigrants. While many government programs are not available to illegal aliens, a good number—including medical care, food stamps, K-12 public schooling, school breakfast and lunch programs, in-state college tuition, and the like—are or may be open to them while all welfare/government programs are open to their American-born children.
While illegal aliens theoretically cannot vote, they still can have a dramatic impact on elections. How?
- In 2020, a dozen U.S. municipalities in Maryland, Vermont, and California allowed illegal aliens to vote in local elections; if this trend continues, its impact would be enormous.
- If “comprehensive immigration reform,” which has strong support from Democrats and liberal Republicans, passes the United States Congress and a pathway to citizenship is granted to illegal aliens, millions more people will be added to the Democratic voter rolls. Should comprehensive immigration reform become law, the Republican Party would be relegated to minority status forever and would most likely never win a national election again.
- Even if illegal aliens do not get the right to vote, their American-born children would be eligible to vote upon turning age 18. And after growing up in households that have typically supported the Democratic Party and their big government programs, they most likely will register as Democrats.
Had immigration, both legal and illegal, not increased between 1980 and 2020, the Democratic Party would be well on its way of becoming a second-tier party that would have great difficulty winning state-wide and national elections. However, as Democrats began to see their electoral prospects dimming among native-born voters, they saw a golden opportunity to alter their fortune to change the electorate by supporting mass legal and illegal immigration. And useful idiots in the Republican Party, who saw a way to import cheap labor into the United States, abetted the Democrats in their efforts.
As the saying goes, the Democrats are the party of evil, while the Republicans are the party of stupid. It is time for conservatives and Republicans to wake up from their stupor and call for a time-out to mass legal and illegal immigration. Their future literally depends on it.