Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) may have let the cat out of the bag when he confirmed the true reason behind his party’s push toward amnesty for illegal immigrants. It’s the elections, stupid. Specifically, it is a widely accepted premise among Donks that amnesty would bring 4 to 5 million new voters to the fold.
Gutiérrez, appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” railed against portions of his own party standing in the way of “human rights” at the border. He urged his colleagues in the Senate not to play politics on this matter.
Then he provided this little dangling carrot, showing why Democrats really want amnesty:
Let me just say in about an hour, I’m going over to the White House. I’ll be meeting with Jeh Johnson and the Chief Legal Counsel to the President of the United States. We’re going to sit down and we’re going to negotiate additional terms and avenues the President can use and prosecutorial discretion, and I think we can get three or four or maybe even five million people.
Watch the clip below (via Digitas Daily):
Of course, anyone who has been paying attention knows that increasing Democrat numbers is the one true goal behind a push for amnesty.
Obama crony and former SEIU Vice President Eliseo Medina has the best look into the mindset of liberal lawmakers when it comes to the Democratic vision of immigration reform. Medina, who previously served as a member of Obama’s National Latino Advisory Council and as honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America, said at an America’s Future Now! Conference in 2009:
We reform the immigration laws; it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters. If we have eight million new voters who care about, and will be voting, we will be creating a governing coalition for the long term.
Rest assured, Democrats won’t stop in their pursuit of “a governing coalition for the long term.”
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession