May 14, 2007
I have long suspected one of the motives of liberal democrats for their open border policy is they see it as mining future votes for their party and candidates. Now comes a story in the wall street journal which adds substance to that theory.
A massive campaign by Latino media – including the Univision network – is designed to spur millions of eligible Hispanic residents to become U.S. citizens and vote. Univision wants to turn this potentially massive voting bloc into an active and potentially potent force.
And for whom are these people expected to vote? The journal story quotes the director of the Pew Hispanic Center as saying: “given past voting patterns, a surge in naturalizations will benefit democrats at least twice as much as republicans.”
No surprise there. And there is nothing wrong with those who are here legally seeking citizenship. That is in the great American tradition. But the rest of us should know what the objectives of the democrats are to use Hispanic immigration to prospect for more votes. With the exception of the last election, they haven’t been too successful with the native born.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.