Donald Trump is betting his re-election on his continued demonizing immigration….
Wall’s…Family separations….Border closing’s…Illegal actions….
His actions belay his fear of people of color one could think….
Donald Trump and his trusty assistant Stephen Miller seem to be playing to other’s who are worried about a 21st Century America that IS on its way to changed demographic’s….
Polling confirms that a solid group of American’s DO buy into Trump’s connecting immigration to uncertainty in their futures…
Of course Trump and Miller have upped the anti by trying to do something impossible and most illegal…
Trying to stop entering migration into America at the Southern Border (the Northern Border seems invisible)…
Democrats find themselves in a bit of jam on this…
While Democrats in places that have progressive’s as a majority look at the immigration issue in one way?
Those is places that are primarily blue collar, or even Trump country cannot discount the above concerns….
Trump and Republicans are quick to label Democratic support for ANY immigration as support for ‘open borders’….
That would play to Trump’s admin current actions creating jams at the borders and continuing a humanitarian crisis in the handling of the hundreds of thousands of those who are entering or are in the immigration system…
Democrats cannot have deaf ear’s or eyes to where Trump is trying to place them….
They NEED some of those that are worried about what Trump is ranting about….
President Obama came down hard on the border to try to get support from Republicans in Congress….
That did not work….
It only cost him support from Latino’s pissed at his actions…
And the Republicans left him hanging in not signing on to any immigration reform actions he might have thought he could get…
As Democrats line up for the 2020 election’s?
They have to deal with the question of a President hell bent on riding the negative fears of ANY immigration into America, which he actually makes things worst too justify his efforts to get his name on a ‘border wall’ and keep his 40% of support behind him…
One way is NOT gonna work everywhere for Democrats across the country…
As with other things?
Democrats cannot row to the left on everything…
“Open Border’s’ is NOT something they need to be tagged with….
Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) won reelection in a contest against an anti-immigration hard-liner by focusing finding bipartisan solutions to immigration that included more border security. In one of her first ads, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), who won a Trump-leaning district along the border, showed herself walking the southern border fence. “We need to enforce our borders and enforce our laws against violent traffickers and criminals,” she said in the spot.
That same strategy could be effective now, say some Democratic advisers, in the face of near-daily attempts by Trump to brand the party as not caring about security.
“Democrats have been accused of being for open borders, and they must rebut that accusation, which is inaccurate,” said Simon Rosenberg, a Democratic strategist who advised Clinton’s 2016 campaign on immigration issues. “Democratic candidates should be articulating what their reasoning is for smart and enforceable border enhancement.”
It’s a shift some candidates have gingerly begun to make. Former congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-Tex.) said weeks before announcing his presidential bid that he wanted to take down the border barriers that divide Mexico and the United States. More recently, he has shifted his position.
“I am not for open borders,” he said in a recent appearance in Iowa. “I do think that there are places where physical barriers along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border makes sense.”
At a town hall April 7 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Sanders also pushed back on a voter question that suggested he supported “open borders.”
“If you open the borders, my God, there’s a lot of poverty in this world, and you’re going to have people from all over the world,” Sanders said. “And I don’t think that’s something that we can do at this point. Can’t do it. So that is not my position.”
Ryan, who launched his campaign April 4, says the epidemic of opioid addition in the Midwest has made immigration a pressing issue for many in the region, given the flow of heroin and fentanyl from Mexico.
The key, he says, is to tell voters that Trump is just playing politics with the issue, even as Democrats offer a more compassionate approach to those immigrants now living in the country.
“We could do it a heck of a lot better than him to make them feel more secure,” he said. “They really understand that he is trying to make this a political issue.”