The timing of the ICE raids across the country coming so close to the first primary party elections in the 2016 election cycle, seems so much more than coincidental. Makes me wonder if this is another Republican political strategy to demonize Obama and the Democratic Party by association, and at the same time impact the Latino vote.
Everyone knows that Latinos are a huge block of the US immigrant population … that the Latino community is very united … and that the Latino vote will play a big role this election cycle.
The goals of this ICE initiative would be two-pronged: to retaliate against Obama for put some protections in place for DREAMers and other immigrants despite non-ceasing Republican opposition and to make Latino voters want to stay away from the polls this year. The Republicans have expressed an ongoing determination to block deportation relief policies:
“We’re going to fight this illegal amnesty and we’re not going to stop,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said at a press conference, joined by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and a group of sheriffs. “We’re not going to give in, we’re not going to yield.”