Democrats struggle to respond to President Trump and his Republican Allies, who throw the caravan of thousands of immigrants leading…
Democrats struggle to respond to President Trump and his Republican Allies, who throw the caravan of thousands of immigrants leading to the US-Mexico border as a failure of Democrats to contribute to immigration policy in the GOP-controlled congress. 19659002] Some Democrats said that Trump is vulnerable to a counterattack on its nuclear campaign issue, as his policies failed to reduce the number of unauthorized immigrants. But party leaders and democratic candidates have been largely silent before mid-term elections and refused to engage with Trump.
The democratic and republican strategies reflect the path that each party has mapped with two weeks to 6 November. Republicans hope to retain their Senate majority and limit losses in the House by playing for fear of immigrants pouring into the country to gather conservatives, a strategy that helped push Trump to the Presidency in 201
Democrats, deeply divided on immigration , attempting to maintain a laser-related focus on healthcare and the GOP threat against protection for people with pre-existing medical conditions, and anticipate it as the problem that will determine the control of the congress.
On Monday, Trump launched a new attempt to ban debt for more than 5,000 immigrants from Honduras who made their way north through Mexico. The president and his top assistants say that the rising number of Central Americans trying to enter the United States without permission presents a winning campaign question by showing that Trump is entitled to demand stronger border control.
Trump tried to wrap public fear on Twitter, indicating that there is no evidence that the caravan contains gang members and terrorists from the Middle East.
Every time you see a caravan or people who illegally come or try to enter our country illegally, think about and blame Democrats for not giving us the voices to change our pathetic immigration laws! “Trump Tweeted.” Remember the Centers! “
Republicans who try to preserve the party’s 51-49 Senate majority said they were happy to see Trump charge the levy on immigration, a problem they say can be a powerful motivator in the conservative states which dominates this year’s map “
” Democratic resistance to strong immigration security has been a very effective issue for us in the senate race this year, “says Steven Law, senior Senate management fund, a conservative super-PAC.” I do not see how the spectacular of a massive horde tries to tie our borders on the verge of a national election at a distance helping Democrats. “
Law’s group has recently run ads that expel Democratic Commander in States. Trump won so softly on immigration, a tactic GOP candidates have also been utilized. Echoing Trump issued the Republican in the compelling Tennessee Senate Contest a statement on Monday on “illegal alien mob” that led to the border.
“It is not surprising that he is silent because thousands of people try to enter our country illegally, “said rep. Marsha Blackburn on his democratic opponent, former governor Phil Bredesen. Bredesen’s spokesman Alyssa Hansen accused Blackburn of “disgusting fear” and said he focused on “common sense solutions”.
Minority leader for Senate Charles E. Schumer (DN.Y.) and minister Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Issued a statement this weekend saying that Trump was “desperate to change the subject from health care to immigration because he knows that care is the number one problem that Americans care about. “
Geoff Garin, a Democratic poller who regularly conducted investigations in competitive senate riots, said his party candidates should be focused on health care and not allow Republicans to dictate the terms of the mid-term debate in the last weeks.
“If they move to [immigration]it suggests that their post-Kavanaugh effort is out of steam,” he said, referring to the newly-polarizing confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.
White House assistants have emphasized that they are Lieve Trump’s hard immigration message, while being strong with its conservative base, also carries significant appeal to independents and some moderate Democrats. They cite opinion polls that show that immigration is one of the most important issues for voters in both parties.
A senior official pointed to Democrats who have demanded the abolition of immigration and customs authority and have supported “sanctuary cities” – which do not share information with or use local resources to help some federal immigration management efforts – as for liberal voters at large.
But some democratic strategists and former congress leaders said that the party lacked a chance to pin the rising thresholds on Trump and hold him responsible for the falsity he has promoted on the issue.
The president said in his tweets on Monday that the caravan from Honduras was a national emergency and he told USA Today to send troops to the border: “As many as needed.” He also tweeted that the aid would be cut to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, from which a record number of families have traveled to the United States .
But officials from the Pentagon and the State Department said they had not received any new directives from the president. Early this year, an immigration plan behind the White House took the farthest voices in the senate of four competing proposals – with only 39 senators voting for and 11 republicans joining democracies to oppose it.
Leon Fresco, Immigration Attorney and Former Assistant to Schumer, said Democrats found it to be too empathy that migrants could turn off more conservative voters.
“People who are swingers are not comfortable with politicians who defend people in the caravan. It’s a very difficult, nuanced argument for trying to get all these things over, Fresco said.” But if the Democrats change and say that the carriage is a direct result of Trump’s immigration policy, it would completely close [Republicans]. “
A Democratic strategist took on Monday that the party did not have a consensus on immigration enforcement to briefly oppose Trump’s” building a wall “mantra. The strategist pointed at a Pelosi interview last week as an example of the powerful message: The leader said the party’s immigration platform if it wins, Parliament would focus on giving legal status to younger immigrants, known as “Dreamers”, who entered the country as illegal as a child.  “How is it responsive to the moment we are in?” Said Strategen, who worked with immigration issues and spoke on the condition that ano Nymery speaks sincerely about party strategy. “The idea that we would not talk about the central topic the President talked about in three years is crazy.”
Senate battlefield is a combination of ruby-red states with many rural voters supporting Trump and his hard line immigration platform. But there are also four states that deal with significant Latin American populations: Nevada, Arizona, Florida and Texas, where Trump campaigned Monday for late Ted Cruz (R).
In these states, Republicans risk transmitting moderate and Latin voters by completely embracing Trump’s controversial platform.
“It has long been quite a canard and a rescue tactic,” later said Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Who talks about CNN about Trump’s statement about the Middle East in the caravan. The race for Flake seat is one of the most competitive senate competitions.
Later Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) And his allies have seized liberal talks to abolish ICE and try to connect them to Democrats driving in Red States. This has led some Democrats to run ads that confirm voters that they do not support this approach.
“I support ICE, which finances President Trump’s highway,” said Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) In a new campaign commercial.
In the House, an immigration-based approach could cut both ways for GOP. Democrats benefit to win the majority because of anger against the president in moderate suburban districts.
At the same time, the republicans try to prevent a democratic invasion in more conservative districts, where driving on Trump’s immigration agenda can increase their appeal.
Republicans are also trying to retain important districts with large Latin American populations. One is in New Mexico, across the southern part of the state, where Democrat Xochitl Torres Small criticized the White House’s proposal to send military personnel to the border.
“It’s so frustrating that I see people in Washington trying to make this a political point and try to polarize people and try to overimplify something that’s complicated and real on the ground here,” said Torres Small on Sunday night.
David Weigel of Las Cruces, NM, contributed to this report.