You Don’t Think Some Republicans Are Mad About RNC’s Support of Immigration Reform? Read This

Mar 18, 2013
6:09 PM

So the Republican National Committee decided that it needed to wake up this weekend and begin to court the new U.S. voter demographic, when it issued “The Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project,” which “is recommending softening some of the party’s conservative positions — or at least how it communicates them.” As one part of the report said, “We must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform. If we do not, our Party’s appeal will continue to shrink to its core constituencies only… If Hispanic Americans perceive that a GOP nominee or candidate does not want them in the United States (i.e. self-deportation), they will not pay attention to our next sentence.”


While the move by the RNC might be seen as step forward for some, don’t tell that to the MS Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement, which was quick to pounce on fellow Republicans with this:

Embracing the false notion perpetuated by the open-borders  lobby that the Party will continue to lose elections until it pushes amnesty, the Republican National Committee (RNC) today told its members they must  support “comprehensive immigration reform.” (See Growth  and Opportunity Project at p. 8, Mar. 18, 2013)

The call to support an  amnesty agenda appeared in a report released this morning entitled the “Growth  and Opportunity Project”.  Commissioned  by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus in response to the Party’s failure to win the  White House or Senate in 2012, the report’s authors include Henry Barbour,  Sally Bradshaw, Ari Fleischer, Zori Fonalledas, and Glenn McCall. (Id. at p. 1)

If Republicans fail to “embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform,” the report warns, “our  Party’s appeal will continue to shrink to its core constituencies only.” However,  in making such a sweeping statement, the report’s authors neglect to consider the number of Americans opposed to amnesty who may either leave the Party or  simply refuse to vote for Republican candidates as a result of such an  about-face by the Party establishment. (Id. at p. 8)

Despite the fact that granting a reprieve to the nation’s 11-12 million illegal aliens will increase  job competition for the 22 million un/underemployed Americans, as well as the  number of individuals who are eligible for public assistance and ObamaCare, the  RNC also claims amnesty will help grow the economy.  “We also believe that comprehensive  immigration reform is consistent with Republican economic policies that promote  job growth and opportunity for all.”  (Id.)

In issuing the report, the RNC appears to be taking its marching orders on immigration policy from  President Obama. In a closed-door meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White House last Wednesday, President  Obama told them they would benefit more from passing amnesty legislation than  the Democrats.  (Associated Press, Mar. 13,  2013)  Only five days later, the RNC appears to agree, calling on its members to support “comprehensive” immigration reform.

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