GOP lawmakers expose alleged agenda behind Biden’s open border policies

by Chris Lange

Chris Lange, FISM News

 

Immigration and border security is shaping up to be front and center in this year’s presidential re-match between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.

The subject topped the list of voter concerns in primary exit polls, which could explain Democrats’ sudden pivot away from a strategy of consistent denials that a border crisis exists to one that blames Republicans for historic illegal immigration.

The marked shift has prompted several GOP lawmakers to call out their Democratic colleagues’ “hypocrisy,” pointing to the party’s opposition to meaningful border reform legislation. Some Republicans have also suggested that Democrats’ alleged tacit approval of illegal immigration is part of a calculated strategy to maintain legislative power.

Last week, Democrats voted down a proposed amendment to the most recent spending bill package that would have barred illegal aliens from being counted in the Census, as reported by Townhall.  Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), who introduced the measure, pointed out that Census data is used to determine Electoral College and Congressional district appointments. 

The Tennessee lawmaker said that the fact that not a single Democrat supported the amendment exposed the party’s true intentions.

“Democrats’ unanimous opposition to this commonsense measure confirms that they’re using illegal aliens and sanctuary cities to increase their political power,” Hagerty wrote in a statement. “With this vote, Senate Democrats chose to trample on the rights of each American’s voice.” 

In a Monday appearance on Fox News, Hagerty said that the estimated 10 million foreign nationals that illegally entered the U.S. under Biden’s watch amounts to “13 extra congressional districts, if you allocated them the right way.”

“I think that this proves the motive behind the crime on our border,” he added.

BLACKBURN: DEMOCRATS USE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION TO ‘OFFSET’ POPULATION LOSSES

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) similarly suggested a political motive for Democrats’ record of opposition to “commonsense” border protection laws in a January guest article published by The Tennessean.

“Blue states know that they are on track to lose congressional seats and federal tax dollars when the next census is tabulated,” Blackburn wrote, pointing to huge population declines in blue state jurisdictions as residents flee “sky-high taxes and overbearing regulations.” 

“By taking in undocumented immigrants—who count toward each state’s census population thanks to a day-one executive order signed by President Biden—Democrat-run states can help offset these losses and retain their congressional seats and federal funding.”

According to Blackburn, this is why, “at every step,” Democrats “have supported this administration’s disastrous open-border policies.”

The senator noted that Democrat-run California, Illinois and New York saw a combined net loss of 2.4 million residents between April 2020 and July 2023, which she said explains why all three states “extended taxpayer-funded health coverage to illegal immigrants.”

AG SAYS EFFORT UNDERWAY TO REGISTER ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, FELONS TO VOTE

Earlier this week, Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, calling on him to instruct the Justice Department to stop enforcing a Biden executive order that is allegedly being used to register convicted felons and illegal immigrants to vote. 

“As you are aware, on March 7, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order No. 14019 which sought to turn the Department of Justice agencies from their historical missions of law enforcement to voter registration and get out the vote operations,” Watson wrote, per a Fox News report

He went on to accuse the Biden administration of “misusing” federal funds and resources in this effort.

According to Watson, the U.S. Marshals Service, under the direction of the Justice Department, modified more than 900 existing contracts and intergovernmental agreements in his state to include a new requirement that they “notify prisoners upon their admission into USMS custody of their right to request voting access information from their designated facility.”

“These efforts are an intrusion into state matters and are a misuse of federal revenue and resources,” Watson declared, adding that the Biden directive is “all about control.”

“It’s about continuing their power, and unfortunately, that puts our country in a terrible position, so it’s immediate and it’s something where we hope they will respect our request to stop the program.”

LEFT’S ‘CONSPIRACY THEORY’ ACCUSATIONS UNDERCUT BY THEIR OWN WORDS 

Predictably, legacy media has labeled these accusations as “conspiracy theories” rooted in “White supremacy.” 

However, Democrats’ interest in mass immigration as a means of boosting voter rolls dates back to the early 2000s.

Ben Shapiro referenced a 2004 publication on the subject in a 2022 tweet. The Daily Wire founder was responding to a Washington Post article about a comment made by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) in 2022 that Democrats view illegal immigration as a means of ensuring a perpetual majority. The Post said that Stefanik’s assertion “echoed [the] racist theory” espoused by convicted Buffalo mass shooter Payton Gendron.

Shapiro called the characterization “bull***” and pointed out that Stefanik was actually echoing “the same demographic argument” liberal economist Ruy Teixeira made in “The Emerging Democratic Majority’” published in 2004.

Pedro L. Gonzalez, associate editor at Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, referenced the tweet in an op-ed published by Newsweek, noting that, in Teixeira’s words, “Democrats should exploit ‘economic and demographic changes, including the growth of minority communities and cultural shifts among college graduates.” 

Gonzalez said that this “growth” has been largely facilitated through mass illegal immigration.

He added, “It is worth also noting that Teixeira has said Democratic activists ‘bowdleriz[ed]’ his thesis as part of their efforts to coalition-build on ‘identity politics.’”

DEMOCRATS ‘WILLING TO ‘TAKE ON THE RISK OF TERRORISM’ TO ACHIEVE GOALS

Politico’s Emily Schultheis appeared to embrace this strategy in a 2013 article titled: “Immigration reform could be [a] bonanza for Democrats.”

In the article, Schultheis champions a 2022 proposal introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) that would have granted legal status to some illegal immigrants.

“The immigration proposal pending in Congress would transform the nation’s political landscape for a generation or more — pumping as many as 11 million new Hispanic voters into the electorate a decade from now in ways that, if current trends hold, would produce an electoral bonanza for Democrats and cripple Republican prospects in many states they now win easily,” Schultheis enthused.

Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said in a 2022 interview with Just the News that Democrats are so invested in this electoral strategy that they are willing to “take on the risk of terrorism” to maintain power.

“Their whole strategy is to keep the border open and bring as many millions and millions of illegal aliens across [in order to] put them on a path to enfranchise them with a vote.”

Billionaire Elon Musk wrote in a March 11 post on his X platform that “Increasing illegals boosts Dem voting power, causing them to recruit even more!”

He predicted that, if Biden is reelected and Democrats take back the House by a filibuster-busting margin, “they’ll grant citizenship to all illegals & America will become a permanent one-party deep socialist state.”

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