A group of experts has admitted that President Donald Trump’s immigration message is catching the eye of most voters.
The Center for American Progress released a report analyzing the impact of the immigration debate on both Democratic and Republican voters, the Daily Beast reported.
According to this report, opposition to President Trump’s calls for Democrats to change immigration laws has led citizens to perceive what they have defined as a “false dichotomy of America as either a nation of immigrants or a nation of laws.”
The vice president of immigration policy at the think tank, Tom Jawetz, said those who support humanitarian immigration policy “have ceded powerful rhetorical ground to immigration restrictionists, who are happy to masquerade as the sole defenders of America as a nation of laws.”
The president has been calling since the beginning of his term for a negotiation with the Democratic Party to draft immigration laws that would resolve the loopholes that allow the indiscriminate entry of illegal immigrants to U.S. soil.
“We’ve got to straighten out our immigration laws,” Trump said at a campaign rally in North Carolina on July 17.
“You know, in a very short period of time, if the Democrats would give us a few votes, we could solve the immigration problem and it would be so great,” the president added, according to Fox News.
However, the Democratic candidates’ proposals to run against President Trump in the upcoming presidential elections, which have been the elimination of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement or amnesty for illegals at the national level are having the opposite effect.
They would be, according to the report, in fact, encouraging citizens to call for greater immigration control.
For example, candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have supported a proposal to decriminalize illegal entry into the country, while former Vice President Joe Biden has not taken a position on the issue.
Jawetz wrote that for Democrats to achieve a fair and functional immigration system, they must correct the fragmented legal framework, rather than “relying upon increasingly administrative discretion alone to save the system from itself.”
Which is basically what President Trump has been asking of them for two years.