Republicans are doing a ‘Trump’ on this….
Lying and trying to sell it to scare Americans into blaming President Biden and Democrats for their lie….
Immigration has been a sledge hammer Republicans have used against Democrats for a long time….
With a Presiddnt that wants to get rid a Trump admin policy?
There are problems from Republicans and even some Democrats…
Efforts to reform the American Immigration policy is a non-starter with Congress…..
Six years after former President Donald J. Trump paved his way to the White House on nativist and xenophobic appeals to white voters, the 2,000-mile dividing line between Mexico and the United States has once again become a fixation of the Republican Party.
But the resurgence of the issue on the right has come with a new twist: Republican leaders and candidates are increasingly claiming without basis that unauthorized immigrants are gaining access to the ballot box.
Voter fraud is exceptionally rare, and allegations that widespread numbers of undocumented immigrants are voting have been repeatedly discredited. Yet that fabricated message — capitalizing on a concocted threat to advance Mr. Trump’s broader lie of stolen elections — is now finding receptive audiences in more than a dozen states across the country, including several far from the U.S.-Mexico border.
In Macomb County, Mich., where Republicans are fiercely splitbetween those who want to investigate the 2020 election and those who want to move on, many voters at the county G.O.P. convention this month said they feared that immigrants were entering the country illegally, not just to steal jobs but also to steal votes by casting fraudulent ballots for Democrats…..
Tough talk on illegal immigration and border security has long been a staple of American politics. Both Republicans and Democrats — especially the G.O.P. in recent years — have historically played into bigoted tropes that conflate illegal immigration and crime and that portray Latinos and Asian Americans as perpetual foreigners in their own country or, worse, an economic threat.
But the leap from unsecure borders to unsecure elections is newer. And it is not difficult to see why some voters are making it….