The Lieutenant Governor of Texas blasted Dallas politicians for signing a letter of welcome to illegal aliens.
I suspect the Dallas politicians are simply doing what their voters want because they hope for their friends and family to join them. To get an idea of what they think they must respond to, watch this local news story as it panics over the enforcement of existing law.
This elicited a backlash from Dallas politicians that then drew a response form an elected official at the state level. According to Dallas’ CBS 11:
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick blasted Dallas County Commissioners one day after they approved a controversial ruling that welcomes undocumented immigrants.
The Commissioners Court voted for the non-binding “Welcome Communities” resolution 4-1 along party lines.
In an interview via Skype, the Lt. Governor said, “What is it that they don’t get about following the law and the will of the people who do not want sanctuary cities in our country and most importantly in our state.”
The resolution calls immigrants and refugees, both documented and undocumented “integral members of our community.”
It also says, “providing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants would be a benefit to the United States.”
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a Democrat, says the resolution is non-binding and is meant to make those here illegally feel comfortable enough to call police if they are crime victims. “It’s important that we don’t play politics and blow these things out of proportion because although it may play well to the political bases to do that, it creates a lot of confusion in those communities and makes those communities less safe.”
Another provision in the resolution “calls on local law enforcement agencies to end nonessential collaborations with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”
It’s important that we don’t play politics?
That’s exactly what the judge and the other Dallas politicians are doing. Indeed, let me translate “a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants”:
If we get enough illegal immigrants to come here and, not only face no consequences, but get hooked on welfare benefits, we can get more Democrat voters.
That is the obvious plan. The Dallas politicians want to attract illegals in order to devise a way to make them into citizens and, therefore, legal voters. They are turning the city, as Patrick observes, into a “magnet” for “undocumented workers.”
Even if they don’t get to vote against Donald Trump in 2020, they could easily move to California, get a driver’s license, and thus become registered voters.
One might wonder what is the point of majority rule as a method for the people to control their government if the government can use the non-enforcement of immigration law to control who the majority are. The Dallas politicians are importing new voters, eventually.
According to Angelo Codevilla, this has been the strategy of the Democrats since they changed immigration law in 1965:
Corruption of the immigrants themselves, however, was limited by the relatively small resources that political machines had available for the purpose – until recently – and by the fact that, again until recently, immigrants by and large continued to be that rare breed who are willing to impose unusual hardship and labor upon themselves – the opposite of “wretched refuse.” All that changed with the Immigration Act of 1965.
That Act’s patron, Senator Ted Kennedy, claimed fraudulently that the Act would merely allow persons from the “western hemisphere” to fill the nation’s overall annual immigration quota on the same basis as persons from Europe – namely capacity to contribute needed talent. But a little noticed provision of that bill established the category “special immigrants,” to be defined by the federal bureaucracy. This discretionary power ended up virtually shutting off immigration from Europe while opening the floodgates to persons from the “third world” – irrespective of capacity to support themselves. It is no accident that the Immigration Act of 1965 coincided with the radical expansion of local, state, and especially federal welfare programs.
This changed immigration’s meaning to America even more than it changed America’s demographics. The modern welfare state obviated need to work especially hard to survive, or to overcome insecurity by contributing to society. Hence, unsurprisingly, many immigrants became clients of the welfare state and reliable voters for the Democratic Party. That is why they were brought. Moreover, their ruling class patrons used the growing presence of persons foreign to the culture and values of the Founders as an excuse to push the culture and values of their political opponents to the margins of society.
The Dallas politicians are defending the system. Hopefully, Donald Trump will burn it down!