The actual and impractical forces behind the amnesty push

It is common knowledge that immigrants vote Democratic - they vote in gargantuan numbers for the party that gives them the most freebies at taxpayer expense. They will never vote for a party like the Republican party which espouses personal responsibility, limited government, and abidance to the rule of law. Even if that party also corroborates the principles of corporate greed which ultimately strive to bring in more and more cheap foreign labor.

It is common knowledge that Democrats want an unlimited supply of undocumented democrats, so they (the Democrats) push for amnesty for illegal aliens. Republicans think that if they jump on the amnesty bandwagon that immigrants - and illegal aliens - will suddenly flock to the party that gives them nothing. While this totally unrealistic expectation is promulgated by conservative leaders, it flies in the face of common knowledge.

It appears that within the GOP, kowtowing to the demands of corporate sponsors for an ending supply of cheap, foreign labor trumps common sense.

The following blog post illustrates how these forces sidestep the interests of the American people:

 The Real — and Unrealistic — Forces Behind "Immigration Reform", by David North, Center for Immigration Studies, March 26, 2013.

...if "comprehensive immigration reform" is enacted in the near future it will be because of the combined forces of:

It is unattractive of our big employers to want to increase profits by increasing the number of consumers in America and the number of low-paid workers, and thus hugely increasing pressures on our environment and our infrastructure, all certain by-products of an amnesty, but it is a short-term economic greed based on reality.

Similarly, it is realistic of many Democrats to want to grant citizenship to the multitudes of "undocumented Democrats" in the country, even though it might take nearly a generation to convert those illegal aliens into registered voters. In the meantime it will keep the illegals' voting relatives within the Democratic Party's big if scruffy tent, a far bigger one than the neater, more elegant tent erected by the other party.

On the other hand the immigration policy motivations of many Republicans seem to be based on the odd and totally unrealistic theory that if they go for a big amnesty it will bring them, immediately, significant numbers of Hispanic votes...

If everyone in this equation acted rationally — corporations, Democrats, and Republicans — there would be no big amnesty because it would die in the House of Representatives.

But can we expect the House Republicans to vote their own enlightened self-interest on this matter? That's the key question.