- The Washington Times
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

President Biden is recruiting new Democratic Party voters by opening the southern border.

His obvious motive is not discussed much in Washington outside of a smattering of conservative media. I don’t believe the White House press briefing has featured this simple question: is your real reason for letting in hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to add new voters?


But the evidence is clear: Candidate Biden called on Hispanics to “surge” at the southern border. He dangled inducements, such as free health care and a pledge to end deportations. As president, he told supporters all he needs is more time to figure out how to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE.) Those are the people who protect us from violent illegal immigrants.

Citizens of Mexico — and Central and South America — listened. They say in interviews that the reason they lined up, put their fate in the hands of drug cartel handlers and trudged to America is President Biden

To create more Democratic voters, the president is willing to subject Americans to virus-infected migrants, to violent cartel operators and their drug and sex-slave trafficking, and to new blood for Hispanic gangs such as MS-13 who terrorize neighborhoods.

FBI Director Christopher Wray told the House Judiciary Committee on June 10 that the powerful Mexican drug cartels profit greatly from trafficking humans –– their slave trade ––– across the border and into the U.S.

“There’s no question that the cartel activity on the other side of the border is spilling over in all sorts of ways,” Mr. Wray testified.

Donald Trump’s perfectly functioning border had blunted such scourges. America was safer. Mr. Biden destroyed it.

The Democrats’ overall objective is one-party American rule. They want to pack the Supreme Court to rubber-stamp “woke-ism” and pack the Senate with at least two more states and four more senators to cement a majority. They want to forcibly take over elections in all 50 states to ban core integrity rules.

These moves put in place the machinery for one-party rule. But Democrats still need voters. Letting in a generous 1 million legal immigrants a year, roughly the current lid, is not enough in this power game. They need illegal immigrants too, which is why Biden handlers are already shipping migrants to red states such as Tennessee. 

Democrats constantly gauge current and future demographic trends. They are a little scared.

The U.S. fertility rate dove to a record low in 2020. And there are subtle shifts among Blacks and Hispanics toward the Republican banner. 

The predominantly Hispanic border town of McAllen, Texas, just did the unheard-of: It elected a law-and-order Republican, Javier Villalobos, as mayor. Latinos left their countries to escape violently oppressive gangs. Now Mr. Biden is importing the criminals from whom they fled.

In the crucial state of Florida, the Latino community — which makes up 19% of the electorate — helped deliver victory to Mr. Trump

The Reuters election story opening sentence on the day after the 2020 election read, “A wave of support from Hispanic voters gave President Donald Trump a narrow but decisive victory in Florida on Tuesday night, helping him secure the state that has long been seen as a bellwether battleground.”

Nationally, Mr. Trump won 32% of Latino voters, compared with 28% in 2016. He captured 36% of Latino males compared with 32% four years earlier. And in the 30-44 age group, he boosted his vote from 28% to 34%.

Black voters are also paying more attention to conservative values. Mr. Biden is trying to blunt this, for example declaring without evidence that “white supremacists” were responsible for last summer’s riots over the death of George Floyd. 

Mr. Trump made significant gains among Black men in 2020. Against Hillary Clinton, he got 13% of the Black vote. In 2020, he gathered 19%, according to exit polling. Among all Blacks in their mid-20s to 40s –– people looking for and gaining employment –– Mr. Trump received just 7% in 2016 but 21% in 2020. 

Let’s look at how Mr. Biden benefits politically from opening the southern border. 

Illegal immigrants provide instant voters. Everyone knows non-citizens vote illegally. What is difficult to pin down is the exact percentage.

President Trump set up a commission to find the answer. But Democratic-run states refused to cooperate, withholding vote rosters that could be compared with Department of Homeland Security data on immigration status.

Polls show non-citizens admitting that they vote. Conservative activists in Maryland convinced the state to provide jury and voter lists for Frederick County. What they got was a brief but revealing glimpse.

The state got wise to what was going on and pulled the plug. But before it did, the data the activists were able to obtain showed that residents disqualified for jury pools because they were not citizens nonetheless were registered to vote and did so.

The pathfinder in exposing illegal non-citizen voting is Jesse Richman, a political science professor at Old Dominion University. 

He has issued reports asserting that tens of thousands of votes were fraudulent, based on his analysis of Harvard’s Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES). YouGov.com did extensive polling of over 50,000 people. 

In one section, the poll asks respondents if they are citizens and whether they voted. A significant number said they were non-citizens but still voted. Mr. Richman then extrapolates national numbers based on the U.S.’s non-citizen population of about 20 million. 

The CCES has posted some early 2020 data. Mr. Richman has taken a look and is delighted to see that pollsters reaffirmed a respondent’s reply of “non-citizen.” Richman critics have contended people mistakenly answer they are not citizens when in fact they are.

Mr. Richman posted a June 10 blog on his early findings. While he has not yet extrapolated the big national numbers, he does conclude that President Biden received the votes of 61% of self-reported non-citizens and Mr. Trump 31%. 

“What is different, if anything, in this analysis is that there is a bit more reason to believe that the people who said they are non-citizens really are,” Mr. Richman writes. “They were asked twice about their citizenship status, so they had a chance to correct any mistake made in reporting their citizenship status.”

In 2016, Mr. Richman estimated that 6.4% of non-citizens voted and 82% of them voted for Hillary Clinton. This would mean over 800,000 illegal votes for Mrs. Clinton. 

It’s clear illegal immigrants are crucial to Democrats. The party protects them in “sanctuary” cities. Democrats press constantly for Congress to provide citizenship to these “Dreamers” so they can vote legally in larger numbers.

In 2018, the Daily Caller obtained a memo authored by former Obama White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri, then at the Democrat-friendly Center for American Progress Action Fund.

“The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success,” the memo read.

In a 2009 speech, Mexican-born Eliseo Medina, then-secretary treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, said, “If we reform immigration law, it will put 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voting.”

James D. Agresti, who heads the New Jersey research firm “Just Facts,” has compiled polling data that shows just how beneficial legal and illegal immigrants are to Democrats.

A 2011 Pew Research survey showed 81% of Latino immigrants prefer “a bigger government providing more services.” That’s an enormous difference compared with the general U.S. population, where just 41% want a bigger government and 48% want a smaller one.

The Republican pollster McLaughlin & Associates found that 53% of Hispanic adults consider themselves Democrats and just 12% Republicans. 

Geraldo Cadava is a professor of history at Northwestern University who in May 2020 published the book, “The Hispanic Republican.” One theme of the book is that no matter who the candidates are, Republicans grab about one-third of the second-largest voting bloc in the U.S. 

“Decades ago, Hispanic Republicans voted for the man, like Reagan or Bush, not the party,” Mr. Cadava told NBC News in June 2020. “Now that script has flipped. Hispanic Republicans support the party, which they believe in, even if they don’t love the man. Either way, the GOP retains a crucial bloc of support from what will be the largest ethnic minority group in the 2020 election.”


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