Socialism Through Immigration: Leading Marxist Immigration Activist Admits it’s All About the Votes!

On the eve of the immigration debate, the video below really needs to go viral.

Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

One of the US’ top “immigrant’s rights” activists, labor leader and Democratic Socialists of America Marxist, Eliseo Medina, admits that illegal immigrant amnesty has nothing to do with compassion or economics – it’s all about permanent political power for the left.

Medina sees illegal immigrant amnesty and voting rights as the beginnings of a “governing coalition for the long term.”

At the “progressive” America’s Future Now! conference in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 2009, SEIU International Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina addressed attendees on the necessity of comprehensive immigration reform.

Speaking of Latino voters, Medina said “when they voted in November, they voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up.”

So I think there’s two things that matter for the progressive community. Number one, if we are to expand this electorate to win, the progressive community needs to solidly be on the side of immigrants, that we’ll expand and solidify the progressive coalition for the future… When you are in the middle of a fight for your life you will remember who was there with you. And immigrants count on progressives to be able to do that. Number two. “We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters”. Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three? 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, not just for an election cycle…

If illegal immigrants are given voting rights, there will probably never be another Republican (or conservative president) in America again.

The Democrats and their Marxist masters in the labor unions will become America’s permanent ruling class.

Every GOP legislator needs to see this video before they cast a vote on “immigration reform.”

The video is at Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal Blog.


Related:  After today’s SCOTUS’s Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc decision, Senator Ted Cruz issued this press release:

Sen. Cruz: We Must Ensure Federal Law Does Not Preempt States’ Abilities to Require ID for Voter Registration

Files Amendment to Immigration Reform Bill; Co-sponsored by Sen. Vitter

…“The right to vote is a fundamental building block of our nation’s democratic process and it crucial that we have the measures in place to uphold the integrity of our elections,” said Sen. Cruz. “This amendment ensures that states can enforce the commonsense requirement that those registered to vote must actually be U.S. citizens.”…


Senator Lee’s Immigration Tele-townhall Recap

On June 12, Senator Lee hosted a tele-townhall meeting to answer constituent questions about the immigration reform bill that the Senate is debating.  Here are his answers to their questions…


Update: At Instapundit:

Rubio has killed himself with his base through a classic example of hubris and Freshman overreach. He could have gotten behind an immigration bill, but getting behind this immigration bill, another cooked-up-in-a-backroom you’ve-got-to-pass-it-to-find-out-what’s-in-it monstrosity was a mistake. His second mistake, and the really fatal one, has been expressions of contempt toward his base. Suggesting that people who don’t support his bill are racist, and that American workers are dumb, is political poison. And his staff should know better than to say this kind of thing to any journalist, however friendly-seeming. All in all, a really disappointing performance from Rubio.


Read the whole thing!


Update 2GOP Rep: Boehner Should Be Removed As Speaker If He Brings Senate Amnesty Bill To Floor

…Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) warned Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would face a conference revolt that could threaten his Speakership if he allows a House vote on the immigration bill presently being debated in the Senate…


Glenn Beck: The immigration bill threatens America’s principles

“There’s no way the country survives if Amnesty is passed. It will fundamentally change our country. People used to flee their countries to become American. They loved American principles. This immigration bill goes against our fundamental principles. I believe this is the final fundamental transformation of this country.”


Update 3Left Loses Big in Citizenship-Verification Supreme Court Case by J. Christian Adams.

…From my time in the Justice Department Voting Section, I can remember intimately the wars over some of the preemption issues decided today.

The Left essentially believes that anyone who fills out a federal Election Assistance Commission registration form should be allowed on the rolls, no questions asked. There were complex fights over the “citizen check-off box” issues, with the Left wanting the box rendered meaningless, and conservatives and election-integrity proponents believing a registration cannot be processed until a registrant affirms on the box that he or she is a citizen…

…The decision today uncorks state power. The Left wanted state power stripped and they lost…


Palin Slams Gang of Eight, Warns of ‘Perhaps Armed IRS Agents’ Implementing Obamacare 

Sarah Palin pushed back against Jeb Bush’s argument that decreased fertility rates in the United States meant that immigration reform was necessary.

“I say this as someone who’s kind of fertile herself,” the mother of five told attendees at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference today. “I don’t think that’s where we want to go in deciding how will we incentivize the hard-working responsible families who want to . . . follow the law and become Americans versus those whose very first act on our soil is to break the law. “…


Update 4Boehner reportedly will apply the Hastert Rule to immigration reform [Updated]



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