Nancy Pelosi wants all “newcomers” to have voting rights.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said during a press conference in Austin, Texas this week, that the United States must not suppress the votes of newly arrived legal immigrants, including the thousands who enter illegally by crossing the border. Pelosi refers to them as “newcomers”, rather than immigrants, or illegals.
Pelosi admitted that the Democrats goal for mass illegal and legal immigration is to ensure that the more than 1.5 million new arrivals who come to the United States every year are on the voter rolls, no doubt as registered Democrats.
Pelosi added that it is immigrants, not American citizens, who make the nation “more American.”
When we talk about newcomers, we have to recognize the constant reinvigoration of America that they are, that we all have been – our families. And that, unless you’re blessed to be Native American – which is a blessing in itself that we respect – but that constant reinvigoration of hope, determination, optimism, courage, to make the future better for the next generation, those are American traits. [Emphasis added]
And these newcomers make America more American. And we want them, when they come here, to be fully part of our system. And that means not suppressing the vote of our newcomers to America. [Emphasis added]
The “newcomers” who should be fully able to participate in voting, Pelosi said, include the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens and border crossers who arrive at the southern border every year.
“We, in California, see people coming from a different direction, but the same welcome. You see them coming, many from the south, southern border, but should be the same welcome,” Pelosi said.
“[President Reagan] went on to say, though, after talking about the Statue of Liberty: ‘The vital force of America’s preeminence in the world is every new generation of immigrants who come to our country. And when America fails to recognize that as our vital force, America will fail to be preeminent in the world’ — preeminent in the world,” she continued.
At the current rate, the country’s legal immigration system — which admits more than 1.2 million mostly low-skilled foreign nationals a year — is set to hand Democrats nationwide electoral dominance in national elections.
In the 2020 presidential election, the Pew Research Center predicts that about 1-in-10 U.S. voters will be foreign-born residents — a statistic that vastly favors Democrats.
Democrats would win major victories politically from increased legal immigration levels, research finds. The latest analysis by The Atlantic senior editor Ronald Brownstein revealed that nearly 90 percent of House congressional districts with a foreign-born population above the national average were won by Democrats.
This means that every congressional district with a foreign-born population exceeding roughly 14 percent had a 90 percent chance of being controlled by Democrats and only a ten percent chance of electing a Republican.
Similarly, less than one-in-ten House Republicans represent a congressional district that has a foreign-born population larger than 14 percent. Entire states, driven by legal immigration, have been transformed electorally, Brownstein’s analysis found.
For instance, Republicans hold about 30 Senate seats in the 20 U.S. states with the smallest foreign-born populations. Meanwhile, Democrats control 32 Senate seats in the 20 U.S. states with the largest share of foreign-born residents. Democrats are expected to target those remaining Republican Senate seats in states with large foreign-born populations in the 2020 election.
The 2016 presidential election between then-candidate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton revealed a similar trend.
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