No sooner than Joe Biden sat down behind the Resolute Desk after his January 2021 inauguration he signed a stack of executive orders, many undoing his predecessor’s immigration and border security policies that had led to historic drops in illegal crossings.
Predictably, illegal immigration shot skyward in the months since, and today, more than 2 million migrants are known to have engaged in unauthorized crossings, with many of them being shifted around the country by the regime. The vast majority of them will never show up for their immigration hearings.
Democrats are all on board with the invasion of mostly Hispanic and Latino third-world poor into America because they eventually want to see as many of them become citizens as possible. After all, the thinking is that most will vote for their party.
And for now, that thinking is correct.
Only, the political tide within the Hispanic and Latino community in America, the country’s largest minority group, is shifting: For the first time in our history, a large plurality of Hispanics are becoming and voting for Republicans, thanks to the abject left-wing cultural lunacy the Democratic Party has embraced. Not only that, but they consider one gaffe after another, most made by white liberals, as insulting to their community.
Just the News reports:
As prominent Democrats are making high-profile and untimely gaffes alienating segments of the Hispanic-American community, potential rising Republican stars of Hispanic descent are claiming the political spotlight heading into the midterm elections.
This juxtaposition of Democratic flubs and Republican gains comes as polling indicates Hispanic voters disapprove of Democrat leadership and could be shifting toward the GOP in a major way.
Perhaps the strongest embodiment of this dynamic has been newly minted Republican Rep. Mayra Flores, who made history last month by becoming the first Mexican-born woman elected to Congress. She defeated her Democratic opponent in the special election for Texas’ 34th Congressional District.
Until Flores, a Republican hadn’t represented the heavily Hispanic area along the nation’s southern border in the Rio Grande Valley since 1870.
Flores took a jab at Jill Biden last week after the first lady ‘praised’ Hispanic culture with a reference to breakfast tacos.
In a tweet containing a graph showing “taco inflation,” Flores wrote: “The high cost of living, gas, and food continues to affect everyday Americans!”
The high cost of living, gas, and food continues to affect everyday Americans! pic.twitter.com/8qaGV8aH7A
— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) July 14, 2022
The meme came after Biden apologized for her comments during a speech in front of Hispanic advocacy groups.
“Raul [Yzaguirre] helped build this organization with the understanding that the diversity of this community — as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio — is your strength,” said the first lady.
When invoking the Bronx bodegas, she also mispronounced the word for the small grocery stores as “bogedas.”
In a campaign message — Flores is running in the midterms to keep the see she just won — she mentions illegal immigration specifically as being a problem.
“The far left are destroying the American dream. When I was little my family legally immigrated to America. They taught me conservative values: faith, family, & hard work. I will not let the far left & socialist policies by the Biden Administration destroy this great country,” she said, noting that she worries constantly about her Border Patrol agent husband.
The far left are destroying the American dream. When I was little my family legally immigrated to America. They taught me conservative values: faith, family, & hard work. I will not let the far left & socialist policies by the Biden Administration destroy this great country #TX34 pic.twitter.com/43L4WzyNzr
— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) May 17, 2022
There are more examples as Just the News points out:
A more recent example came on Wednesday, when Arizona Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego accused Tanya Contreras Wheeless, a Hispanic woman running for Congress in Arizona’s Fourth District as a Republican, of not being authentically Latina because she took her husband’s last name.
“In the years I have known of you in Arizona it wasn’t until you ran for office that you added Contreras,” tweeted Gallego. “Glad you are proud Latina now hope it will stay after you lose. FYI… google Tanya Wheelers see how often Contreras comes up prior to her running.”
Gallego then suggested Wheeless intentionally “hid” her Hispanic identity before running for office to avoid discrimination.
In the years I have known of you in Arizona it wasn’t until you ran for office that you added Contreras. Glad you are proud Latina now hope it will stay after you lose.
FYI… google Tanya Wheelers see how often Contreras comes up prior to her running. https://t.co/FUGHEMNiPG
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) July 13, 2022
If you were Latino in Arizona around 2010 people were telling us to go back to Mexico,” he added. “You would hear I am not voting for a ‘spic’ … We took the arrows for her.”
“Tanya is Latina, cuando le conviene” (meaning “when it suits her”), Gallego added.
Tanya is Latina, Cuando le conviene. https://t.co/FUGHEMNQFe
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) July 13, 2022
She responded: “Hey @RubenGallego! Many women change their last name when they get married, but that doesn’t change who they are or where they came from. I am proud of my heritage and who I am – today and every day. I will use my name when and how I want.”
Many women change their last name when they get married, but that doesn’t change who they are or where they came from.
I am proud of my heritage and who I am – today and every day. I will use my name when and how I want.
Full statement below: pic.twitter.com/gYPRasL5SD
— Tanya Contreras Wheeless (@tanyaforarizona) July 13, 2022
Other Latina Republicans are also speaking out about being Republicans.
Two — Monica De La Cruz and Cassy Garcia — are, like Flores, in districts along the southern border. The other, Yesli Vega, is the Republican nominee in Virginia’s Seventh District.
And while left-leaning media like CNN and The New York Times have recently taken potshots at Flores and these candidates, suggesting they’re not “the real deal,” a growing number of Hispanic voters say otherwise
“Indeed, only 41% of Hispanics said they intended to vote for Democrats in November’s midterm elections, while 38% said they preferred GOP candidates, according to a New York Times/Siena College survey released this week,” Just the News reported — and you could argue that number is higher, especially in heavily Hispanic regions of the country that are definitely turning red.