Democrats seek to reframe frontier debate: memo 2022-04-28 05:08:41


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It contains the trappings of intra-party rebellion: warnings of a rush of immigrants that will overwhelm the authorities, battle-state Democrats who say the Biden administration has no plan — and even an in-course senator from New Hampshire traveling to the Mexican border to call for an expansion of Trump’s border wall.

But a group of immigration advocates and their allies in Congress argue that it does not have to be this way for Democrats. As they approach the midterms, they see an opportunity for their party to take offense at selling what the administration has done and still plans to do to help immigrants, while also supporting border security.

“Democrats should talk to the Democratic coalition — not to Republican voters,” Frank Charrey, executive director of the immigration reform group America’s Voice, told ABC News. “If the Democrats panic, they lose. If they adopt aggressively, they win.”

Shari’s group has been working with advocates from the Immigration Hub and other progressive activists in recent weeks to brief clients and lawmakers on polls and campaign research that suggest ways to neutralize GOP attacks on immigration.

Central to their argument is that Title 42 was an anti-immigrant measure under Trump rather than a tool for border security. They argue that President Joe Biden is right to end the matter next month, selling efforts to legalize DREAMers, protect refugees, and promote legal immigration.

Shari said activists were frustrated that the White House did not provide cover lettering to weak Democrats — and with some Democrats he said chose to “give the field” to frame the right on border issues. This week brought signals that may change as Biden’s broader management plan for a world in which Title 42 has been scrapped is revealed.

Biting criticism of the Republican Party is inevitable, as the House Republicans’ border trip on Monday and the questioning of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mallorcas on Wednesday made clear. But some immigration activists hope Democrats will start responding in ways that don’t substantiate the attacks.

Late Wednesday, a federal judge intervened as expected to prevent Biden from lifting Section 42 restrictions — keeping the case alive as a strong case for the foreseeable future.

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After months of seeing her palatable Repartition of circles Changes are unfolding across the country, and Democrats now face uncertainty regarding the new maps in New York — the state in which they have an overwhelming political majority.

According to ABC News’ Aaron Katersky, on Wednesday, the New York Court of Appeals — the state’s highest court — has struck down maps of Congress and the state’s Senate drawn by Democrats. The case now returns to the lower court and the new maps will be drawn up by a politically neutral expert, according to the decision.

The court rebuked Democrats for failing to abide by “the will of the people of this state,” given that voters previously sought to prevent political influence from influencing the redistricting process in New York through the state’s constitutional amendments in 2014. The court also described the maps as “drawn.” for an impermissible partisan purpose”, thus violating the “constitutional provision of the state prohibiting partisan manipulation in the delimitation of districts”.

“We are confident that, in consultation with the Election Board, [the] The Supreme Court could quickly develop a timetable to facilitate the August primaries, allowing time to adopt new constitutional maps,” said Resolution 4-3, noting that the New York timetable for elections will likely be delayed.

The news comes on the heels of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signing his favorite map in Congress into law. The new map erases Democrats’ political gains by adding four Republican-leaning seats and eliminating three pre-existing highly competitive seats. DeSantis’ map also divided black voters by reducing the number of predominantly black districts from four to two.

Taken together, the looming questions about how the new maps will eventually translate into voter turnout put an even sharper focus on Democrats’ difficult campaign cycle in the coming months.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis takes his victory tour on the road. On Wednesday, the governor of the self-proclaimed freest state in the nation moved to Nevada to campaign for Adam Laxalt, the Republican Senate candidate, whom Trump endorsed.

Laxalt, the Nevada-based former Trump campaign co-chair, has encouraged the need to “tighten” the election, a watered-down embrace of the former president’s unfounded assertion of widespread election fraud in the 2020 election. DeSantis has championed the case in Florida as well, where he just signed on to A law that would create a sort of election fraud police force by creating the Election and Security Crimes Bureau to root out bad actors.

The “Rise Up” event in Las Vegas is a sign of DeSantis’ growing influence, as his appearance is one of his first high-profile political stumps on behalf of another candidate outside his state.

“In times like these, there is no substitute for courage,” DeSantis said of Laxalt at the highly anticipated campaign event.

And there’s hope that what’s happening in Vegas will break the adage and make waves in the mid-June Republican primary, where Laxalt hopes to dislodge Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto in November.

“Standing alongside DeSantis, Laxalt demonstrates that he is a radical MAGA Republican who shares the same dangerous agenda, which Nevadan residents cannot afford,” the Democratic National Committee said in a statement.

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22. This is the number of US House seats we expected the New York Democrats to win under their new map of Congress, which is very optimistic for Democrats given that there are only 26 seats at stake in New York, and Democrats currently control 19 of them and the overall midterm environment. Doesn’t look great for Democrats. But on Wednesday, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that the map was a partisan rebel. map of new york, As Nathaniel Rakesh of FiveThirtyEight writes:, was a big reason the Democrats did so well nationally in the 2021-22 redistricting cycle. But now, as we get into the lawsuit section, the great advantage Democrats have in redistricting could fade.


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