Pretty much every single Democrat running for president in 2020 is bending over backwards to say all the things they’ll do for illegal immigrants.
This strategy is so crazy that now even a top liberal think tank is telling Democrats to cool it.
Top Leftist Think Tank: Hey Dems, Cool Off Open Borders Talk — Trump Is WINNING On Immigration
In a report first exclusively provided to the Daily Beast Monday morning, one of the country’s top progressive think tanks has issued a new study warning the Democratic Party that President Donald. J. Trump and the GOP are winning the communication battle on illegal immigration and border security. The primary reason is that, as it may surprise leftists, most Americans still care about the rule of law.
The findings, issued by the Center for American Progress, argue that the Democratic Party has wrongly viewed the immigration battle as a “false dichotomy of America as either a nation of immigrants or a nation of laws.”
Many in the party have attacked President Trump’s “law and order” messaging by counteracting that the United States is a nation of immigrants. Thus, as the president increases his call for stricter enforcement, progressives demand that more illegal immigrants are allowed into the country.
But the study titled, “Restoring the Rule of Law Through a Fair, Humane, and Workable Immigration System,” argues that this sort of rhetoric from lefty politicians only drives voters towards the president’s line of thinking.
Here’s more from the Daily Beast:
Top Dem Think Tank Warns Party: You’re Losing Immigration Messaging War to Trump
Faced with combating the Trump administration’s hardline immigration agenda in the arena of public opinion, Democrats have largely pointed to reports of horrific detention conditions, spiking in-custody deaths of undocumented immigrants, and President Donald Trump’s increasingly brazen attempts to undermine the legal immigration system, hoping to counter the White House’s border message by emphasizing that such policies and tactics don’t reflect America’s immigrant tradition.
But a new report from an influential liberal think tank, provided to The Daily Beast, posits that the party’s decision to cede the “rule of law” ground to Republicans creates “the false dichotomy of America as either a nation of immigrants or a nation of laws”—making the party and its candidates appear soft on enforcement, and potentially weakening future attempts for humanitarian-focused immigration reform.
What is it about this that Democrats just don’t seem to understand?