But they also understand that as big and as wealthy as the United States has become, we cannot take on all of the world’s needy. We don’t have the space, we don’t have the money, and our people don’t have the tolerance for it.
And yet, increasingly, the Democrat Party backs open borders and the importation of as much of the poor, needy, Third World as possible, because a) they see the mass migration of the world’s poor to the U.S. as an endless stream of favorable voters; b) mass migration is politically destabilizing, which is something the party wants; and c) more poor people mean more people for Democrats to ‘rule’ over.
That’s why the results of a recent survey were music to the ears of “open-border” Democrats or, at least, those in elected office, because of the opportunity it presents.
As reported by Conservative Review:
According to a recent survey of Guatemalans conducted by the Association for Research and Social Studies and Barometro de las Americas, 39.2 percent of Guatemalans would like to migrate, 85 percent of them to the United States. Which means that roughly 5.6 million Guatemalans would like to come here, not including the close to one million who already came here in recent years.
The Daily Caller noted that, according to the survey, nearly 6-in-10 (58 percent) of the nearly 1,600 respondents claimed they already had a relative living in the U.S.
The survey was originally published on a news site called Prensa Libre. The article, according to TheDC, noted that family reunification and “lack of employment and poverty” are why most Guatemalans want to come to the United States. And of course, the Guatemalan government isn’t going to do much to stop them because the government would love to export its poverty to some other country, but the U.S. in particular because migrants who find work here can send money back to their relatives in Guatemala.
Conservative Review says that many on the Left claim our immigration laws are “broken” and as such that’s why there is so much illegal immigration; it’s not possible to get into America legally through a system that no longer functions, right?
Except that the more people who are allowed into the country without going through the proper immigration channels, the more people who come looking for the same pathway in, not fewer. (Related: Border INVASION of America happening right now, yet even GOP lawmakers vote against national defense… are they insane?)
So that theory is bunk.
“If anything, it is clear that the liberal premise is contrary to the reality – that the more we hand over the keys to immigration to a particular area, the more people will come through all available channels – both legal and illegal – to join their friends, families, and communities,” writes Daniel Horowitz for Conservative Review.
Since Democrats took over the House in November and since being sworn in earlier this year, they have shown no inclination whatsoever to work with Republicans and the president to shore up border security with new walls, provide additional resources to border enforcement agencies trying to cope with the current crush of mostly Central American migrants, or reform asylum and other laws that make it harder to enter the U.S. illegally and remain.
Instead, House Democrats are spending their time harassing the president and his family while passing little in the way of useful legislation that would actually help our country.
Given the ongoing border crisis and Democrats’ unwillingness to help resolve it, that should prove without any doubt who are their priorities.
Hint: It’s not Mr. and Mrs. America.