To the surprise of absolutely no one, a leaked document from the Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund shows what most of us have always known, but what Democrats like to pretend isn’t their reality.

Namely, the memo, in great detail, maps out how Democrats are relying on illegal immigration to prop up their political future.

In approaching the debate regarding “Dreamers,” and former President Obama’s executive order on DACA:

The memo, co-authored by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri, was sent around to allies calling on Democrats to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.”

I don’t know how much of a concern that is going to be. President Trump has already sat in agreement with Senators Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to protect illegals already living here, but still, Democrats are building their base.

The latest efforts in the House have come in the form of compromise bill on DACA, with the focus being on a worry over chain migration.

The memo makes it clear that Democrat interest in the poor, shadow-dwelling illegals isn’t simply from the goodness and mercy in their hearts.

“The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success,” reads Palmieri’s memo, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Note to Democrats: If you must qualify any statement about “moral imperative” by adding what’s in it for you, then it is no longer a moral issue.

“If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond,” reads the memo. “In short, the next few weeks will tell us a lot about the Democratic Party and its long-term electoral prospects.”

It’s a lot of emotional nonsense, regarding a problem with no easy fix. What this memo does, however, is remove the mask of altruism from the Democrat party. It really is all about votes, to them, and they don’t care how they get them.