A telling memo was leaked from the George Soros-backed Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund on Monday, calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age (Dreamers) a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.”
Co-authored by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri, the memo was circulated among allies calling on Democrats to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.”
President Donald Trump’s administration moved to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy in September, through executive order to keep illegal immigrants who came here as children from being deported.
Trump gave Congress a six-month deadline to find a legislative fix for the “Dreamers.” To that end, House lawmakers recently put forward a bipartisan DACA compromise bill that also claims to address American’s fears of the rampant abuse of chain migration. It’s unclear if the bill will pass.
CAP Action’s memo says protecting DACA is not only a “moral imperative” for Democrats, but it’s also the key to getting votes.
“The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success,” reads Palmieri’s memo, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond,” reads the memo. “In short, the next few weeks will tell us a lot about the Democratic Party and its long-term electoral prospects.”
Fox News Host Tucker Carlson confronted Center for American Progress senior fellow Henry Fernandez on the memo. CAP Action is the 501(c)(4) political group, a sister group of the think tank where Fernandez is technically employed.
Read the memo in its entirety below: