Conservatives have pointed out for what seems forever that illegal immigrants are just more Democratic party supporters. Now, Pew Research Center has come out and stated that they have run a poll that proves that point. Given the fact that there is still an argument going on the Hill about immigration reform, this information is something every conservative should be pointing out to any fence-pole sitting Republican lawmaker, or worse, any lawmaker talking about passing any form of amnesty (yes, we’re looking at you, John McCain).
“…Latino immigrants who are likely unauthorized, 31 percent identify as Democrats while just 4 percent identify as Republicans. Of those who don’t identify with a party but lean one way or the other, 23 percent lean toward the Democratic Party while just 15 percent lean towards Republicans.
The study also found that the longer Hispanic immigrants of any legal status were in the U.S., the more likely they were to identify with one of the major parties, particularly Democrats. Of those in the U.S. for fewer than 10 years, 26 percent identified with Democrats and 9 percent with Republicans.”
Politics, as in war, is not the place to give aid to the enemy. While it’s generally counter-productive to suggest that there is never middle ground between the parties, in this case, there truly isn’t. Amnesty of any form will only serve to quicken the demise of conservative representation in Washington, period.