The Imaginary Hispanic: What the Illegal War is About

Article subtitle: 
And why a border wall is a threat to the survival of the Democrats
Article author: 
Daniel Greenfield
Article publisher: 
FrontPage Mag
Article date: 
12 January 2018
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

There are two statistics that explain the Democrat obsession with illegal immigration and open borders.

97% of immigrants in the appropriate grouping identify themselves as Hispanic, but by the fourth generation that number falls to half. Only 7% of immigrants describe themselves as Americans, but 56% in the third generation call themselves Americans. Even the use of Spanish is slowly declining...

The Democrats had abandoned their working class base to chase what they pretended was a racial group when what they were actually chasing was the momentum of unlimited migration.

In the economics of identity politics, Hispanics, unlike African-Americans, are not an enduring group. And that is a serious challenge for Democrats and their leftist allies who treat politics as a game of demographic Risk played with minorities across the states and cities of the United States.

Democrats have pinned their hopes for a national majority on a European origin group whose minority status is cultural and linguistic...

Democrat political affiliation falls with each succeeding generation and Republican affiliation rises. A family that speaks English is less likely to vote Democrat or view themselves as an oppressed minority. Even in California, support for subsidized lawyers for illegal aliens falls from a decisive majority among immigrants to a near tie by the second generation....

... Hispanic immigration, unlike Islamic migration, produces diminishing political returns for its sponsors. The only solution to the retention problem lies with open borders.

The Democrats don’t value the DACA illegal aliens who benefited from Obama’s equally illegal amnesty because, as they claim, they’re really Americans. They only care about them to the extent that they aren’t....

As long as the census counts heads instead of citizens, migration creates Dem districts....

The decline of legal immigration makes illegal immigration into an even more urgent cause for the left...

The problem was political, but so was its solution. The Dems had to normalize illegal immigration (right down to banning the use of the term and replacing it with the euphemism ‘undocumented immigrant’) not just for the immediate political benefits of putting tens of millions of potential voters on the table, but the long term benefit of maintaining the momentum of unlimited migration through open borders.

It’s why the Democrats will never agree to secure the border...




This article is particularly illuminating and important. Daniel Greenfield points out that the Democrat party needs an unending stream of illegal aliens who support the agenda of the Party. As immigrants assimilate across generations, they become ever more conservative. Thus illegal aliens, not immigrants, are the Democrat party's true constituents.


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