This is my issue with the republicans. They are not offering any policy to address the problem, rather just trying to scare people into thinking democrats want open boarders. Trump said on many occasions during the campaign that if Hillary was elected, she wanted to let in 200 Million immigrants.
The dems had complete control for a while under Pres. Obama, and did nothing yet continue to play up to this base. The got Obamacare done, and little else during this period. Were you angry with them? I doubt it.
But your comment is not fully true either.
Jeff Flake announced this S. 2464: Three-Year Border and DACA Extension Act https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s2464
You can see more here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/immigration/6206
Was it comprehensive no, but Flake is a Republican from Arizona. It is lost in House, though so partly true.
Democrats don’t help themselves with sanctuary cities, “Abolish ICE” , etc.
Agree and there are candidates who have said to abolish ICE:https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/06/27/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-abolish-ice-newsroom-sot-vpx.cnn
Then there was this billhttp://fortune.com/2018/07/12/democrats-abolish-ice-bill/
The fact that they have promised much and did nothing is also starting to hurt the Dems on this issue
Many Democrats are lying awake at night fretting over the possibility of losing critical midterm races due to depressed Latino turnout. Interchangeable headlines declaring “Democrats have a Latino problem” recently appeared in outlets including New York Magazine, CNN and The Washington Post.
The Latino problem worrying Democrats this election cycle is a recurring theme that has scared many political insiders in recent memory. And though I’m not eligible to vote myself, it’s something that keeps me up at night, too: With Republicans so quick to display how much they hate Latinos and immigrants, why hasn’t the Democratic Party cracked the code on how to properly court us as voters and supporters?
As it stands, Democrats have done a good job distancing themselves from much of the racist and xenophobic rhetoric that Donald Trump has been using ever since he launched his presidential campaign in 2015. There are tweets condemning Trump’s cruel family separation policy, videos of visits to immigration detention centers, and pledges to defend core values that are important to Latino families residing in the United States.
But as Democrats continue to define what they are for and against in the Trump era, they fail to adequately address the issues that really matter to us.
With the hard-fought midterm elections less than three weeks away, Democratic Party strategists hope Latino voters who are angered by the Trump administration’s policies and divisive language will help deliver resounding victories in many of the races that will decide political control in Washington. If ever there were a time to cast protest ballots, they reason, it would be with President Trump in the White House.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/us/trump-latinos-democrats-midterms.html
But interviews with dozens of Hispanic voters in Nevada and California, two key battleground states, showed a more complicated picture that is deeply alarming to Democratic Party officials. Away from campaign rallies and candidates, many voters said they felt disempowered rather than emboldened; they expressed feelings of cynicism, apathy and fear fueled by the highly fraught political moment. Others said that messaging about immigration policy alone is not enough to motivate them.
If I have confidence on one thing involving politics is the following. That a lot of American people will always vote against their interests.
In places with large populations of Hispanic voters, such as Texas, Republican candidates seem to be faring well. A recent Quinnipiac University poll in the Senate race there showed incumbent Ted Cruz with 45 percent of Hispanic support -- falling short of Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke’s 54 percent, but still strong. Gov. Greg Abbott led his Democratic opponent, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, among Latinos in the state by a margin of 49 percent to 45 percent. The RealClearPolitics average in the Senate race shows Cruz up by seven percentage points while Abbott is up by 19 in the average for that race.https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/10/22/latino_voters_still_up_for_grabs_in_midterms_138415.html
In Florida, several polls taken earlier this year showed Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for the U.S. Senate, either leading or in a dead heat with incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson. Both the Cuban immigrant population, known for being more conservative, and the Puerto Rican population show high favorable numbers for Scott. One poll from Florida International University in June showed the two-term governor leading among voters of Puerto Rican heritage by a 21-point margin in the net favorable ratings – this despite 57 percent of them identifying as Democrats. RCP has the race as a tie in the average of the latest overall polls.
Both sides agree that Latino support is still up for grabs to Democrats or Republicans willing to reach out and make their case to this group, which many say has still not happened in the waning days of this cycle.