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Liberalizing Immigration Will Liberalize The USA

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Most of our focus in the fight to prevent the Republican establishment from betraying conservative principles to bestow amnesty on millions of illegal aliens has been on the economics of amnesty and its destructive effects on the quality of life and economic prospects of American workers.

However, we don’t dismiss the importance of other arguments against amnesty and expanding legal immigration. One of the best summaries we've seen of the social and political effects of amnesty and expanding legal immigration was recently published by our friend Phyllis Schlafly, President of the Eagle Forum.

What Mrs. Schlafly’s research found was that contrary to the line establishment Republican politicians put out about the social and political views of immigrants, the evidence is immigrants -- regardless of their ethnicity -- are significantly more liberal than native born Americans.

One of the most important points that the Eagle Forum study made (and one that is often lost in the amnesty debate) is: “By itself, the annual flow of 1.1 million legal immigrants under the current system will create more than 5 million new potential voters by 2024 and more than 8 million by 2028. Congressional Budget Office projections indicate that under the Senate Gang of Eight’s S.744 bill, the total additional potential voters would rise to nearly 10 million by 2024 and 18 million by 2028.”

Mrs. Schlafly then makes, from our perspective, the key point of the article: “The influx of these new voters would reduce or eliminate Republicans’ ability to offer an alternative to big government, to increased government spending, to higher taxes, and to favorite liberal policies such as Obamacare and gun control.”

In other words, as University of Alabama political scientist George Hawley put it “liberalizing immigration will liberalize the U.S.”

The notion that immigrants in general are more liberal than native-born Americans is not new and is even (at least tacitly) accepted by the liberals of the establishment media. The New York Times’ Washington bureau chief admitted last year that “the two fastest-growing ethnic groups — Latinos and Asian-Americans — are decidedly liberal.”

This view is also widely supported by academic studies as the Eagle Forum research documents at some length. 

The Pew Research Center has also found that 75 percent of Hispanics prefer a “bigger government providing more services,” and only 19 percent prefer a smaller government. Pew also reported that 55 percent of Asians prefer “bigger government providing more services,” and only 36 percent prefer a smaller government. So it’s no surprise that in 2012, 71 percent of Hispanics and 73 percent of Asians voted for Obama.

The 2008 National Annenberg Election Survey found that 62 percent of immigrants prefer a single, government-run health-care system. The 2010 Cooperative Congressional Election Study found that 69 percent of immigrants support Obamacare. Pew also found that 53 percent of Hispanics have a negative view of capitalism, the highest of any group surveyed. This is even higher than the 47 percent among self-identified supporters of Occupy Wall Street.

There is nothing controversial about the Eagle Forum report’s conclusion that both Hispanics and Asians, who account for about three-fourth of today’s immigrants, generally agree with the Democrats’ big-government agenda. It is for this reason that they vote two-to-one for Democrats.

While the cheap labor wing of the business community has been trying to brand opponents of amnesty as radicals and racists the Eagle Forum report shows that immigration in general — not race — is the issue. The limited data for other immigrants — including Europeans and Muslims — indicate that they, too, generally hold views well to the left of the average American voter. 

The only thing standing between the death of the American middle class, and the culture of American exceptionalism that created it, is a handful of principled conservatives on Capitol Hill. This new Eagle Forum study is valuable ammunition in the fight against amnesty and mass immigration. Click here to demand that your Republican Representative sign our “No Amnesty” pledge today

Click this link to read the entire Eagle Forum report on how mass immigration will liberalize America and spell political doom for conservatives and Republicans.

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Biggest amnesty proponents in the House Republican caucus include Cantor and Ryan. Amnesty is amnesty no matter how they try to wrap it in ribbons and bows and other shiny objects in their clumsy attempt to fool conservatives. Eric Cantor is being primaried by conservative Dave Brat in Virginia 7th district. Check out his website at www.davebratforcongress.com and if you agree with his positions help the grassroots send Cantor into retirement.

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I still find it amazing how the left will constantly create new problems for all and expect support for what most would look at as ignorance. Why destroy your own sovereignty and collapse rule of law, introduce language barriers and encourage the nation to balkanize, how worthless is their ideas on border control and security? If that's "fair" and justified in their mind imagine what other rot must be brewing in those thick backwards skulls.....