Skip to comments.Half of Americans Would Deport All Illegal Residents
Posted on 07/20/2010 7:21:22 AM PDT by Princeverdi
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) More people in the United States are expressing support for deporting all illegal immigrants currently working in the country, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 50 per cent of respondents share this opinion, up eight points since May.
On the contrary, 27 per cent of respondents would allow illegal workers to remain in the U.S. and eventually apply for citizenship, and 16 per cent would allow them to work on a temporary basis but not offer them a chance to become citizens.
In March 2006, the Pew Hispanic Center calculated the number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. at somewhere between 11.5 million to 12 million.
On Apr. 19, the Arizona State Senate voted 17-11 to pass an immigration bill, also known as the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Act. The Arizona House of Representatives had previously endorsed the legislation in a 35-21 vote. The new bill includes provisions such as making it a crime to transport someone who is an illegal immigrant; requiring state and local police to determine the status of a person if there is reasonable suspicion that they are illegal immigrants; arresting people who are unable to provide documentation to prove they are in the U.S. legally; and making it a crime to hire day labourers off the street.
U.S. President Barack Obama called the Arizona immigration law misguided and called for a common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform grounded in the principles of responsibility and accountability. The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit, claiming that only federal authorities should be in a position to enforce immigration laws.
On Jul. 7, Republican Arizona governor Jan Brewer defended the immigration law in the face of the lawsuit, saying, Todays [lawsuit] is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds; these funds could be better used against the violent Mexican cartels than the people of Arizona.
Which of these statements comes closer to your own point of view on the status of illegal immigrants who are currently working in the United States?
Jul. 2010 May 2010 Apr. 2010 They should be allowed to stay in the U.S., and eventually apply for citizenship 27% 25% 28% They should be allowed to work in the U.S. on a temporary basis, but they should not become citizens 16% 21% 16% They should be required to leave their jobs and be deported 50% 42% 45% Not sure 8% 11% 11%
Source: Angus Reid Public Opinion Methodology: Online interviews with 1,002 American adults, conducted on Jul. 8 and Jul. 9, 2010. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.
those numbers will only rise along with the unemployment figures
Half of Americans Would Deport All Illegal Residents and many of those who support deportation are some of President Obama’s biggest supporters-—the economically hard hit black community.
But we are only a "democracy" when it fits the Leftist agenda. At all other times, we are a Republic with a representative form of government. And the political elite who represent us do not care that we want illegals deported. So this task will not be done.
Under no scenario does the will of the people really count for much. Basically, the political establishment gets what it wants -- the people be damned.
We need to deport or imprison ALL illegal aliens, including their anchor babies, seal/secure the border with a fence and armed troops, and SHOOT anyone trying to re-enter illegally. It’s time to take out the trash in America.
Fine the employers who hire them, and these people will self-deport.
when politicians claim it can’t be done what are they really saying
They are saying it does not fit their agenda, and it tells us how crooked and corrupt they are.
Let in a few more million, and the poll number will be below 50%, and reported then as “Only a minority of Americans would support deportation of illegal aliens.” It’s part of the traitorous long term plan to stack the electorate with those whose loyalties lie elsewhere.
find the emplohyers who hire them....
That would take care of the problem easily. If the employers had to deal with their actions, there would not be jobs for the illegals in the first place.
Immigration control is a winning issue, but the Republicans have had to be brought to the table on it kicking and screaming. Many of them pretend to now support immigration restriction but use weasle words in doing so.
This issue is every bit as important, in my view even more so, than the bankrupt level spending and federal power grabs now going on in Washington, District of Corruption.
Am I for “comprehensive immigration reform”? You betcha: Seal the border, heavy fines on employers of illegals, deportation when caught with no opportunity to ever return, repeal of anchor baby policy, and sharply reduced numbers of legal immigrants.
Load’em up in my pickup, and I’ll take vacation time and buy my own gas to haul them down to the border. I can probably haul a half-dozen or so. And I have no doubt I can find several hundred other volunteers within a week or so.
I would say a lot more than half would deport them.
They should be deported.
Make that half plus one.
I get physically sick every time I hear a politician (of both parties) say "Secure the Boarder First and then we'll work on Comprehensive Immigration Reform". We don't need "Comprehensive Immigration Reform", we need to enforce all of our current immigration laws.
While we're at it, we should change our immigration laws to exclude any further Muslims whose stated purpose is to subjugate all non-Muslim people by force. It is stupid to invite people into your home whose stated purpose is to kill you!
The other half just won’t admit it.
More information on the wonderful illegals now inside our country thanks to the Demoncrats ...
Take a look at this FBI Wanted for Murder List to see how wonderful diversity is !!!
About 90% Hispanic, for those who don’t wish to count (or see all their ugly mugs)
62% of Hispanic Voters in Colorado said they are in favor of AZ type of immigration law.
Then the “Other” 50% must be illegals.
I support comprehensive deportation reform.
And yet the Republicans remain tone deaf on this issue. I am all for immigration, that is legal, and filter in those who are willing to truly become Americans, regardless of where they come from. Every other civilized country on this planet has exactly the same policy.
Since it was possible for the millions of illegals to get here, it is also possible for them to leave.
Let’s see. 12,000,000 minimum.
1,000 buses = 1,000 drivers
3 guards per bus = 3,000 guards
60 deportees per bus = 200,000 bus trips
3 trips per day = 180,000 deportations per day
We could have them all in Mexico in only 67 days and put 4,000 people to work doing it.
If my math is right.
21 trips per week =
Many more than half our citizens want these folks “removed.”
And the figure would go to 80 percent if the MSM did not consistently spike news reflecting the social costs—violent crime, identity theft, drugs, DUI injuries/deaths—associated with illegals. I won’t even mention the strains on our health and welfare systems.
And the other half is lying
The other half have bought into the notion that it can’t be done, because that’s all they hear. It can be done, if you take away the goodies, jobs and schools, get rid of anchor baby citizenship, and enforce the law. Many can be deported; many will self deport rather than starve.
re: Half of Americans Would Deport All Illegal Residents
Works for me. Get on it, let me know how I can help.
Oh you could haul way more than six at a time- when they come in to begin with they will have more like 20-30 in a pickup.
You would think that after the experience with Columbia that our leaders would do everything not to allow the same thing to happen again. But no, they facilitated lawlessness for twenty years by not arresting illegals as they were caught, instituting sanctuary cities and generally looking the other way. Now we have another Columbia or perhaps another Iraq on our borders.
If the “comprehensive immigration reform” crowd gets their way we will have another Iraq within the United States as the millions of illegals in the country plus the millions of more of their families which they will bring in here, will destabilize our country and divide it into a Hispanic vs. an English country. We are living in very dangerous times. God help the United States of America.
A fine will be seen just as a business expense, nothing to worry about - simply another bill to pay, in addition to water and power and rent.
To be effective, people who hire illegals must be personally tried and convicted. Once a few writhing, hysterical CEOs are frog-marched out of court and into the prison, the rest will take notice. Until then ... business as usual.
English political influence has been grand for America. Spanish influence in latin america has been horrendous for latin america. Funny how the political philosophy/culture differs so greatly.
To me mass immigration from a country that doesn’t realize and correct it’s own faults is a lose-lose situation. People left Europe because it was acting dumb, not because they thought it was the emblem of what America should be. Eventually Europe realized the error of it’s ways (mostly), and one of these days so will the latin countries.
Yo are probobly right-certainly at least the larger companies.
I am really angry at all of the sell outs like McCain and now this supposed spokesman for American Christians - Dr. Richard Land. He cares more about the opinion of that Rev. Sam Rodriguez of the Hispanic National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NAE) than he does about the sovereignty and the future of his own country. Shame on him! I was suspicious of Rodriguez from the beginning but when I read his website - that was the smoking gun. He claims that anyone who is against the amnesty (comprehensive immigration reform), is anti-Latino and anti-Christian. If anyone said that to me I would tell him to take a hike. This guy is revealing himself for what he really is. He seems like some kind of plant and shill for the well funded open borders lobby. I would like to know more about his background but this guy is really suspicious.
This is one the most welcomed replies I’ve received. So concise to the truth of the matter and sad in ways. If for one moment they could step outside of their ‘victim-oriented’ eyes and see us as we are: people that wish to preserve a culture of freedom, self-responsibility and LAW!
Novel ideas, but ideas worth fighting for! God help us all see the truth...and for us all to align our selves with it!
I think that the current problems could provide a good opportunity for a “teachable moment” for Mexico. But instead of looking at themselves, they act like children and blame us for the problems that they themselves have created. If only we had presidents who had some pride in their nation instead of blaming America first, they would have stood up for America and sharply rebuked Mexico. This would have forced Mexico to look at itself. Instead our leaders, Democrat and Republican alike assumed the position of the hen-pecked husband - yes dear, no dear. It is humiliating to see the leaders of the free world groveling at the feet of an infantile nation like Mexico. Bush, Clinton and McCain could have done Mexico a favor by “manning up” and telling them the truth - the truth shall set you free - pandering and enabling does no one any good.
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