It's really obvious when you think about it, and a major leftist/Latino leader Eliseo Medina has boasted about it. World Net Daily reported a speech by Medina, international executive vice-president of SEIU (Service Employees International Union). See Obama Adviser: Amnesty To Ensure 'Progressive' Rule (Aaron Klein, Feb. 2nd,2010) which includes a video of Medina's comments, delivered in June of 2009 at an "America's Future Now!" conference. Medina is an amnesty booster and during the presidential campaign was a member of Obama's National Latino Advisory Council . Why does Medina want amnesty? Because, he says,
We reform the immigration law, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters.
And what kind of voters? The speaker pointed out that in the 2008 election, immigrants and Latinos "voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up." Thus Medina sees the great possibilities of an amnesty:
Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three? Can you imagine 8 million new voters that care about our issues and will be voting? We will create a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle.
Yes, Medina gets it. Why doesn't the GOP leadership get it ?