Democrats want amnesty for illegals for one very-simple reason: illegals will reward politicians who forgave their crime.
The process of amnesty is essentially boot-strapping; first, grant illegals amnesty. Then, grant them some form of residency. Then, assert that these people ought to enjoy the benefits of full citizenship.
And voila, those illegal immigrants are now U.S. citizens and eligible to vote.
According to a report from the New York Times, the Obama Administration is undertaking a campaign to encourage resident aliens to become citizens just in time for the 2016 presidential election.
The report details that an estimated 8.8 million immigrants reside in the U.S. legally- many of whom have taken part in Obama’s “deferred action” program that grants amnesty to those who apply.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency in charge of naturalizations, will be offering practice tests to immigrants that can be taken on mobile devices and they will be hosting immigration workshops in rural areas for immigrants looking to become citizens.
The department will also make it easier to pay for the application- a cost of $680-with a credit card.
The White House is working with regional immigrant groups to organize more than 70 citizenship workshops and about 200 naturalization ceremonies in the coming week alone…
Also in the works are local initiatives to make immigrants feel more welcome, and a revision of Justice Department regulations that would make it easier for people who want to help immigrants naturalize to obtain credentials to provide basic volunteer legal assistance.
The officials said they had started the campaign this week because Thursday is Citizenship Day. But the White House is also aware of federal figures showing that about 60 percent of immigrants eligible to naturalize are Latino and about 20 percent are Asian, both groups that voted overwhelmingly for President Obama. Nearly a third of legal permanent residents eligible to naturalize are Mexican.
The campaign, which includes a blitz of television ads with a welcoming message for immigrants, gives President Obama a chance to set up a contrast with Republicans vying to succeed him. In the Republican debate on Wednesday night, Donald J. Trump, the real estate magnate who has been leading the polls among the Republican candidates, returned to his hard-line proposals that include building a wall along the length of the Southern border.
“We have a lot of really bad dudes in this country from outside,” Mr. Trump said, claiming that undocumented immigrants include many gang members and drug dealers. “First day, they’re going,” he said, referring to Baltimore and Chicago as places where deportations of criminals would begin.
It’s not surprising to discover that Democrats are panicking. Donald Trump has hinged his political career on an incredibly-popular platform of actually enforcing the laws of this nation and doing so threatens the sizeable Latino vote coveted by the Democrats.
Trump has maintained that he would deport the millions of illegals in the country as soon as possible and allow a selection to return.
With Hillary Clinton continuing her downward slide in the polls and with no clear second-stringer on the Democrats’ bench, Democrat shotcaller are surely panicking as they realize that they may see a presidential successor that would seek to undermine the unspoken corrupt bargain struck with millions of illegals.