Are there any in the country who are doing so in gubernatorial, House, or Senate elections in November? In Kansas, Kris Kobach’s opponent Laura Kelly offers not a word about immigration in the “issues” section of her campaign website. And Sharice Davis, who is running against the useless Kevin Yoder, has this to say:
Do the hard work necessary to finally achieve comprehensive immigration reform.
Work across the aisle to develop common sense policy that supports our nation’s role as a beacon of hope for people around the world.
Fight to protect DACA recipients and create a pathway to citizenship for those undocumented immigrants — our friends, teachers, neighbors — who have known no other home.
In 2015, Bernie Sanders famously called open borders a “Koch brothers’ policy”. Had he not immediately course-corrected, never to volunteer another word in opposition to unfettered immigration, he would not have been able to challenge Hillary for the nomination and to have become the spiritual leader of the party that he is today. As strongly in favor of open borders as Democrat politicians are, their grassroots activists are even more zealously demanding of them.
What I’m looking for is anything even a baby-step beyond “comprehensive immigration reform”.
I’m currently working on a project with a well known cultural dissident–much better known than I am–and would like to assert that there is not a single Democrat across the country running on enforcement of our existing immigration laws, let alone calls for tougher ones.
For that assertion to be made, though, it needs to be valid. If you’re aware of any information to the contrary, please share in the comments.