Josh Barro: Democrats are lost on immigration in age of Trump – Business Insider

You don’t need to be a nationalist to understand that voters will expect policies to be made in their interest.

You can even think of this as identity politics, as applied to the whole electorate. How can something be identity politics if it applies to the whole electorate? Well, the whole American electorate has a shared identity characteristic: They are all American citizens.

Yet on immigration, Democrats have somehow ended up with policies premised heavily on their benefits to non-citizens, and therefore with an identity politics aimed at people who aren’t eligible to vote.

In other words, they are doing identity politics badly, and will have to do it better — and rethink their ideas to put more of a focus on American citizens’ interests — to beat Trump on immigration.

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  1. They wouldn’t have to go down this road if they would lean on emphasis of organizing labor regardless of time of arrival. Open the borders & organize the workers from the world.

    Anything that legally prevents such needs to be targeted for destruction. Let’s see a capital L LEFT for once. Means of production talk even!

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