Leaked Memo: DREAMers Are ‘Critical’ To Dems ‘Future Electoral Success’
Posted on: 01/10/2018 06:25 AM

For decades many of us out here already sensed it. Now its official: Screw whitey.

The Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund circulated a memo on Monday calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age — so-called “Dreamers” — a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.”

The memo, co-authored by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri, was sent around to allies calling on Democrats to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.”

President Donald Trump’s administration moved to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy in September, which former President Barack Obama instituted through executive order to keep immigrants who came here as children from being deported.

Leaked Memo: DREAMers Are ‘Critical’ To Dems ‘Future Electoral Success’

Trump called on Congress to find a legislative fix for young immigrants, or “Dreamers,” facing deportation. House lawmakers recently put forward a bipartisan DACA compromise bill that also claims to address worries over chain migration. However, it’s unclear if the bill will pass.

CAP Action’s memo says protecting DACA is not only a “moral imperative” for Democrats, it also key to getting votes.

“The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success,” reads Palmieri’s memo, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond,” reads the memo. “In short, the next few weeks will tell us a lot about the Democratic Party and its long-term electoral prospects.”

Fox News Host Tucker Carlson confronted Center for American Progress senior fellow Henry Fernandez on the memo. CAP Action is the 501(c)(4) political group, a sister group of the think tank where Fernandez is technically employed.

Here is a portion of the memo from Center for American Progress Action Fund

To: Interested Parties From: Jennifer Palmieri, President, and Navin Nayak, Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Re: Defending Dreamers is a Moral Imperative and a Defining Political Moment for Democrats

Date: January 8, 2018

In September, President Donald Trump set in motion a process that will strip protections from nearly 800,000 Dreamers, young people who came to the United States more than a decade ago and who are American by every measure except a piece of paper. Ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will lead to the deportation of Dreamers, separating them from their homes, their communities, and their loved ones— hundreds of thousands of whom are U.S. citizens.

Ending DACA will drive these young people— 91 percent of whom are in the workforce—out of their jobs, upending their ability to live a life with dignity, to provide for their family members, and to build a future that benefits all of us. Ending DACA will prevent many of these young people from pursuing higher education, choking off their tremendous human potential and squandering talent that this country has invested in through years of primary and secondary school education. These harms to Dreamers are not off in the distant future.

They will not just hover on the horizon until March. They are happening today and they have been happening every day for the last four months. Nearly 15,000 DACA recipients already have lost protection from deportation; each time Congress forgoes an opportunity to pass legislation—as it did on September 8, December 8, and December 21—more lives are thrown into disarray and ruined. Now is the time for Democrats to stand on principle and to fight hard. The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.

Donald Trump and the Republican Party continue to jeopardize the futures of millions of Dreamers and their families and throw up roadblocks to meaningful legislative reform, and it is up to Democrats to stand up for them. As with all of the chaos in 2017, Donald Trump created this problem. It was entirely within his power to leave DACA intact. If a legal challenge to the program had been brought he could have allowed it to be addressed by the courts. The current crisis could have been averted. Instead, Trump seized an opportunity to play to the racists in his base by proactively and abruptly ending the program. Now, Trump and Republicans are refusing to restore protections for Dreamers unless Democrats meet a series of absurd
demands, including building Trump’s infamous and unnecessary border wall and drastically slashing long-standing avenues for legal immigration. Throughout 2017, Trump repeatedly cheered the notion of shutting down the government if his demands aren’t met, going so far as to promise in August, “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.” Trump similarly beat the drum in 2013 when Republicans last shut down the government.....

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