The New York Times obtained a four-page memorandum from John Podesta’s Center for American Progress think tank. The memo tells Democrat candidates across the country to lie about their support for sanctuary policies to protect violent illegal aliens and to lie about the party’s open borders policies.

Democrats do not support a border wall and deportation of violent illegals. They don’t want the American public to know this.

One thousand Hondurans are marching through Mexico to the US border right in time for the November election.
They’re marching through Mexico.

The New York Times reported:

The strategy, in play in a growing number of races, may be working. As a tight battle for control of Congress enters its closing weeks, Democrats have found that in politically competitive states, particularly ones that Mr. Trump carried in 2016, the attacks can easily turn crucial voting blocs against Democrats.

“Sanctuary attacks pack a punch,” says a four-page memorandum, prepared by the liberal Center for American Progress and the centrist think tank Third Way, that has been shared at about a dozen briefings for Democrats in recent weeks. The New York Times obtained a copy of the memo, whose findings are based on interviews and surveys conducted over the summer.

Many of the Republican attacks use misleading language and employ overblown claims about the dangers of immigrants. But the fear-based appeal demonstrates how Mr. Trump has overcome months of negative headlines about his hard-edge immigration policies to make the issue a potentially profitable one as Republicans try to preserve their slim Senate majority and defy projections that they will lose the House.

Democrats, the strategists who prepared the memo advised, could neutralize the attacks if they responded head-on. But they should spend “as little time as possible” talking about immigration itself, and instead pivot to more fruitful issues for Democrats like health care and taxation.

Via John Binder at Breitbart: