California, with its strong Latino population, will look forward to a record turnout of voters in its June 5 primary as many registered Latino citizens said they would definitely vote this year. And the reason they are so ready to cast a ballot? You guessed it – President Donald Trump’s immigration efforts.
There are about 4.5 million Latino voters in the state, and 68% of them have said they will vote this year. Talk about record numbers! In comparison, last year only 25% of all registered voters showed up to do their civic duty. But then, the majority of registered voters rarely participate unless something on the ballot directly affects their circumstances.
Lack of Real Governance
Trump’s immigration reform angered a lot of people across the globe, but the Golden State has much to lose if illegal immigrants are kept from entering. The large state has billions of dollars invested in agriculture, and a lot of the farm workers are undocumented immigrants and under-the-table, low-wage employees. Without the surplus of illegal immigrants sneaking into the area and looking for under the radar jobs, farmers and the state will be forced to hire elsewhere, paying more for the labor.
Local and government officials made it glaringly clear they want to keep illegals in their state by becoming the first and only to declare themselves a sanctuary state. Lawmakers took it even further by severely restricting police and enforcement officers from helping ICE and other federal agencies in efforts to control illegal immigration, especially when it comes to deportation.
Getting the Votes
With a population of approximately 4.12 million illegal immigrants in the state, is it any wonder Trump’s immigration reform will draw out a record high number of voters this year? Aside from what the farmers and politicians fear they will lose if illegal aliens are stopped at the border, there’s the immigrant population to take into consideration. Many of them have family in Mexico and other countries that they’ve been trying to bring over.
It’s not unrealistic to suggest a large portion of legal citizens know family or friends that are in the state illegally. Trump’s reform threatens their loved ones, so of course, they would not be in support of any regulation that could see them deported.
The Dems understand this and will do what it takes to get votes. Do they really care for the illegals migrants or are they using this controversial platform to further their own nefarious plans? What plans and options do they have in place to help the jobless, penniless, and in many cases unskilled, immigrants become productive members of society?
Aside from state and federal aid, which only makes people more dependent upon a government, how do state officials plan to accommodate the enormous illegal alien population?
When you take into consideration the cost of education, food, housing, healthcare and a plethora of other factors, a logical person would understand this isn’t the way to go about it. It’s understandable family and friends of illegal migrants would do what they must to protect their loved ones without pausing to consider the consequences, but state officials should know better.
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