House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has announced a closed-door meeting with the entire Republican caucus, scheduled for today, Wednesday, July 10, at 3 pm, to decide the immigration issue. Politico has called it “the most important day for immigration reform.”
This meeting was originally requested by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to air grave concerns about this “reform” shared by many Republicans, but it is unclear if this meeting was the Speaker’s answer to King or his own idea. In either case, many fear that the Speaker will use the meeting as a vehicle to impose the plan Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has already gone on the talk show circuit to promote.
Well, here is some news that may bring that effort to a screeching halt.
The U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration “reform” plan and the dismally similar plan now being suggested by Ryan and a bi-partisan House “Gang”, both offer the “roadmap to citizenship” originally conceived and carefully developed by American Communist Party members (CPUSA) working within the Democratic Party and among the radical left activist network. Unknowingly or otherwise, prominent Republicans are now serving their cause.
Their purpose is plain: Communists seek to use amnestied illegals to build a “permanent progressive majority.” Most thinking Americans know that Democrats only care about illegals for the winning voting bloc they can provide, but most are unaware that this idea was hatched and developed by the American Communist Party.
This has been painstakingly documented and revealed in Trevor Loudon’s new book, Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress. This book is not yet out, but Trevor has generously shared a chapter: Latino Immigrants: Tools to Ensure a “Governing Coalition” for the Left. From WorldNetDaily:
According to Loudon, the Communist Party USA has influenced U.S. policy toward illegals since at least the 1960s. He traces the history, showing how communists and communist-founded organizations slowly built the movement from the ground up. While other groups certainly joined the effort, the communists were always at the center.
For example, he tells the story of CPUSA member Bert Corona, the “Communist Father of the ‘Immigrants Rights’ movement.” In 1964, Corona, Cesar Chavez and future Democratic Socialists of America member Dolores Huerta forced Congress to end the guest worker “Bracero” program. Later, Corona sought ways to address “problems confronting Mexicans in the United States who had no visas or citizenship documents” – in other words, illegal aliens – including “how to defend persons detained by immigration authorities and how to help immigrants acquire disability and unemployment insurance and welfare.”
Along the way, Corona founded and/or led numerous organizations, such as the Mexican American Political Association, or MAPA, Centro de Action Social Autonoma, or CASA, and La Hermandad Mexicana Nacional (the National Mexican Brotherhood), all influential in the “immigrant rights” movement. The Communist Party still has strong influence in MAPA, which acts as a king-maker for Democratic Party candidates in the Los Angeles area.
Antonio Villaraigosa, former Los Angeles mayor and 2012 chairman of the Democratic National Convention, got his start with CASA. He was also a former member of the Communist Venceremos Brigades and worked with the Brigades in Cuba. As mayor of Los Angeles, he was “the most pro-illegal immigrant mayor the city has ever seen.”
Lorenzo Torrez, a long-time organizer of the Arizona Communist Party, paved the way for Communist-backed Congressmen Ed Pastor and Raul Grijalva to win congressional seats in Arizona. He organized opposition to Southwestern states attempting to prevent illegal immigration and also helped change voting patterns across the entire region.
Loudon’s book identifies many influential communist and socialist politicians holding positions of influence in Congress and state and local governing bodies. For example, Rep. Judy Chu, D.-Calif., writes Loudon, has “a thirty-year history with the now defunct pro-China Communist Workers Party (CWP) and its surviving networks.” Chu is an advocate for “progressive” immigration reform and was a co-sponsor of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill introduced by Rep. Luis Gutierrez in 2010. In 2012, Chu served as co-chair of President Obama’s reelection campaign.
For his part, Gutierrez is a former member of the Marxist-Leninist Puerto Rican Socialist Party, and chairs the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Longtime amnesty activists Gutierrez and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), both members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, are working with House Republicans on this latest amnesty effort.
There are so many things wrong with what the Senate and now House RINOs are doing to promote amnesty it is indeed a sad day for our country. They are supporting this on behalf of big business for the benefit it will provide in the way of cheap labor.
That benefit, however will only be temporary. As soon as these amnestied illegals get citizenship, their cost structure will mirror American citizens. In the meantime however, they will steal more American jobs due to the fact that employers will not be required to meet the Obamacare mandate, a $5,000 saving per employee.
The Senate bill deferred citizenship for 13 years, but if a version of this passes, Democrats will begin demanding citizenship immediately and likely make it a 2016 or even 2014 election issue, so even the dubious short-term benefit to business will vanish before their eyes. For the American worker, amnestied illegals will swamp the unemployment rolls and depress wages. Has anyone yet devised a better argument for dumping unions – currently foursquare in support of amnesty?
The ugly truth, however, is that it is not even necessary for illegals to achieve citizenship to significantly impact the vote in key districts. As a recent report for Capital Research Center detailed, (The Blueprint: How the Left hopes to capture America), Democrats are already employing illegals to boost get-out-the-vote efforts among Hispanics, and won a major victory in a local Arizona election in 2011 watched closely by President Obama and the Democrats. They hope this strategy will win them key swing states, especially Texas, whose electoral votes will provide guaranteed Democratic Presidents for the foreseeable future.
Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Louie Gohmert, (R-TX), Dana Rohrabacher, (R-CA), Trey Goudy, (R-SC), Bob Goodlatte, (R-VA), and others, seventy House members in all, as well as Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeff Sessions (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-NV), and others, are bravely standing up to the self-serving, corrupt, DC insider crowd, who are merciless toward anyone with the audacity to challenge them – even among their own Party.
These friends not only deserve our admiration, they require our unflagging support. As the last remnant of an America loyal to her founding principles, it is once again essential for us all to hang together if we are not to hang separately.
The Washington Times published a piece Tuesday indicating that wiser heads may be prevailing in House deliberations. That would be welcome news, if true. Because if amnesty succeeds, say goodbye to the Republican Party and say goodbye to our country. Once their undefeatable majorities are obtained, the communists will come out of their hiding places within the Democratic Party. And if you think things are bad now, just wait.
James Simpson is an economist, businessman and investigative journalist. His articles have been published at American Thinker, Accuracy in Media, Breitbart, PJ Media, Washington Times, WorldNetDaily, and others. His regular column is DC Independent Examiner. Follow Jim on Twitter & Facebook