Republicans Become Democrats
- The open borders GOP Congress has done jack shit about immigration since the party took over in 1995. Now the California Republican Party is just making open borders official.
- The GOP and the Dems have banned independent candidates and small opposition political parties from all general election ballots. My protest in the 2014 election was REFUSING TO VOTE for either open borders party for any statewide office. I left all offices from Governor on down blank and only voted for propositions.
(The Press Enterprise) - Not wanting to appear anti-immigrant, the California Republican Party on Sunday softened its platform plank on immigration.
Meeting during their semiannual convention in Anaheim, state Republicans voted on a new immigration stance that states the party is “pro-immigrant” and wants to fix a system that “does not work for California or America.” Under its new platform, the state GOP supports worker visa programs but is against providing amnesty.
Gone is language about “illegal aliens” or cross-deputizing state and county law enforcement to help immediately deport those who have committed crimes.
“We took a common-sense approach. We wanted to make sure the wording doesn’t come across offensively,” said Marcelino Valdez, the Central Valley regional vice chairman who authored the updated immigration plank.
“We’re painted in a light that’s anti-immigrant. We’re far from that,” Valdez said after the convention.
Robin Hvidston, an associate delegate at the Republican convention who voted against the platform changes Sunday, said the Republicans who voted for it do not speak for her or members of her Claremont-based anti-illegal immigration group, We the People Rising.
“The California GOP should have taken a stand that supports legal immigration: enter the U.S.A. legally and then reside legally in the U.S.A. Period,” Hvidston wrote in an email. “I preferred the concrete and specific language in the former California GOP platform. We are a great nation because we are a nation of laws and the California GOP should not be afraid to (uphold) federal law.”
Jorge-Mario Cabrera, spokesman for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, said he welcomed the shift in language and tone of the new platform.
“It’s a smart move on their part to attract new voters,” Cabrera said.
Valdez said: “We’re absolutely trying to reach the Latino vote.”
The new California Republican platform includes support for stronger border control, higher penalties for overstaying visas and denying federal funding to sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with immigration officials.Read More . . . .