For those familiar with the word “chutzpah,” defined as “audacity both for good and bad,” a recent article in in The Washington Post may well fit that definition. In a lengthy story (with photos), it describes the effort of an illegal alien who is being used by Clinton operatives to canvass Hispanic neighborhoods to get out the vote for candidate Clinton. [They crossed the border illegally, and can’t vote. But they can knock on doors.” The Washington Post, October 23, 2016)
The gravamen of the entire article, written by …surprise…surprise Hispanic reporter Antonio Olivo [Tweet him]…is summarized in the first paragraph, in which the article’s focus, Nayely Lopez, one of the 750,000 recipient of Obama’s Temporary Legal Status and a certain future Democrat Party voter, makes her rounds. These unfortunate people writes Olivo, “are convinced that the outcome of the vote will determine whether they can secure a path to citizenship in the country they have known since childhood.”
No doubt that the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, which let stand a federal court injunction against an expanded version of Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, which could benefit an additional 4 million people, may have come as a surprise to Lopez and Olivo.
Much of the planning and work done in stifling law enforcement in immigration in the areas surrounding our nation’s dysfunctional capital is the handiwork of Casa de Maryland, which receives both federal and state subsidies. This organization has sought to undermine the carrying out of immigration law for decades. That such an organization exists characterizes a society in decline.
Still, the very fact that illegal aliens are openly seeking to convince people to vote on the basis that one candidate will grant the amnesty all those who are here illegally expect may be understandable to some, but it is simple chutzpah to me.
Chiarello is a retired Foreign Service Officer whose tours included U.S. embassies in Latin America and Europe. See Vincent Chiarello's previous letters to VDARE.com.