Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

59% Fear Efforts To Deport Illegal Immigrants Will Violate Civil Rights of Citizens
rasmussenreports.com ^ | 02.21.12

Posted on 02/21/2012 9:29:33 AM PST by VU4G10

While most voters continue to strongly support border control to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into this country, they also remain concerned that legal citizens will be caught up inadvertently in these efforts.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters are at least somewhat concerned that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: aliens; heartless; invasion
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-50 next last
To: Will88
Not a very high hurdle to get to an answer that Americans are concerned.

No kidding. I don't want legal citizens harassed or picked up either but that sure as heck doesn't mean I want to let millions of illegals stay.
21 posted on 02/21/2012 9:55:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: VU4G10

People really need to stop living and dieing by polls.

Just enforce the dang law no matter what popular opinion polls opine about. Deport all illegals. The reason I got no problem whatsoever showing my ID is that I’m here legally and got nothing to hide. Now why would people fear showing ID? Because of discrimination? Phssst. Bull crap.


22 posted on 02/21/2012 9:56:21 AM PST by CaptainKrunch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VU4G10

The DOJ and Homeland inSecurity seems to relish in every excuse to abuse American citizens once it gets the power in the name of getting the bad foreigners.

Rinos don’t object that Homeland inSecurity is sexually molesting Americans at the airports in the name of power they got to seek out mulsim terrorists. They did not object to Christians and conservatives being made the MO of a domestic terrorist. They relish the corruption of political correctness.

I can imagine what the corrupt race baiting feds will do with a new found power to stop Americans (espeically whitey to make things quota equal) to “check their papers.” They will be locking up Americans until they can hire a lawyer and prove to a judge they have valid papers and really are Americans.

Some of the elderly Americans don’t even have birth documents. The Feds will have a heyday strip searching and locking them up with drug gang dealers. Our Federal government is a collection of traitors.


23 posted on 02/21/2012 10:00:03 AM PST by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
No kidding.

And, actually, the entire question is bogus and just one more something concocted to create confusion around the illegal alien issue. We all run the risk of being questioned, or even becoming a suspect in some crime or other disallowed act we know nothing about. It's just part of being alive and functioning in society.

24 posted on 02/21/2012 10:05:23 AM PST by Will88
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Tzimisce
The solution is to control the border. The problem is that we have not done that for 30 years. The question is how do you push the water back under the bridge? Mass deportations are totally unworkable.

I know, there are people on here that would like to round up 240,000 buses and an army of police officers to try. They are in my opinion delusional and reactionary. Even if that plan were workable logistically - and it is not - it will never happen.

The biggest reason such a plan is mindless folly is that the GOP would never allow such a plan to be put in place.

I do agree with eliminating incentives that draw people to live in this country illegally. So I don't get totally flamed, I agree with that position entirely. But most of all, we must control the border so the problem does not keep getting worse.

25 posted on 02/21/2012 10:11:01 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: VU4G10

We are screwed! First these boneheads vote in the kenyan turd, now this! It seems it’s always opposites day in America!


26 posted on 02/21/2012 10:13:42 AM PST by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeUSA
So now illegal foreigners are “citizens”?

So suttle how they sneak this in. Why wasn't it stated undocumented instead of illegal to carry thur the theme.

27 posted on 02/21/2012 10:13:43 AM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your electionAll a cop has to do is say, “I thought I saw)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Will88

I was once arrested and spent the better part of a day in jail for non payment of child support I didn’t owe. (I don’t have kids) It was an inconvenience but I sure didn’t see it as a civil rights violation. It was a courthouse screw up and easily dealt with.

Another time I had a cop pull a gun on me. The cop even had me on the ground in handcuffs before I could prove it was a case of mistaken identity. The cop got my ID and showed me that I was a dead ringer for a murder suspect. My friends and I all got a laugh out of that one. No harm, no foul.


28 posted on 02/21/2012 10:15:44 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
Sure there’s a danger of legal citizens getting wrongly picked up but but the other 300 million or so of us are getting screwed every single day the illegals are here.

That's the difference between individual decision-making and collective choices forced on everyone else. For me, the "danger" of being deprived of my rights is far outweighed by the permanent price paid for the "feel good" benefit of the proponents, the overwhelming percentage of whom are immune or shielded from the consequences.

29 posted on 02/21/2012 10:16:38 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Wurlitzer
Disarm the communist left by refusing to use their made up terms which are designed to distort debate and understanding of any subject.

You are right of course. And it's such a simple effortless thing.

I am guilty of that very lapse. In the future I will only refer to them as illegal residents.

Thank you for the rhetorical push. Words have always meant things; abuse of words serve the propaganda monster and confound adult debate.

30 posted on 02/21/2012 10:24:16 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Eva

I agree with your take on all this.

It’s even gotten to the point that the political leadership and courts in the United States don’t even give a damn if our president is qualified to hold his office.

All evidence concerning his actions, points to him not having the best interests of our nation at heart, but the obvious question why that is, is never asked.


31 posted on 02/21/2012 10:24:38 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
No kidding. I don't want legal citizens harassed or picked up either but that sure as heck doesn't mean I want to let millions of illegals stay.

I am presently struggling through a small tome titled Flaws and Fallacies in Statistical Thinking. Although somewhat dated, the principles are eternal.

Your statement is a perfect reply to the Black or White Fallacy.
Our government barrage of propaganda is replete with them; as are most "polls."

32 posted on 02/21/2012 10:33:56 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: VU4G10

“...because I saw it happen to Cheech Marin in a movie in the 80’s”


33 posted on 02/21/2012 10:34:40 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: re_nortex

Wow, a CIC who actually understands how unique America is and actually wants to preserve it! Haven’t had one of those Presidents since the 1980’s (Reagan of course).

How far we’ve fallen.


34 posted on 02/21/2012 10:39:08 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Buckeye McFrog

Waassappining


35 posted on 02/21/2012 10:45:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: gunsequalfreedom
The biggest reason such a plan is mindless folly is that the GOP would never allow such a plan to be put in place.

I assume you read the following thread :

Judge Napolitano Getting Fired Rant Feb 16, 2012

Makes no difference

The solution has been complicated almost beyond understanding. The rule of law continues to redefined beyond comprehension. The result is that everything, between chaos and totalitarianism is now an option.

When elected representatives ignore the constitution with impunity for generations, what options remain?

36 posted on 02/21/2012 10:58:35 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: VU4G10

Citizenship and the rights of citizens. What a quaint, charming piece of nostalgia.


37 posted on 02/21/2012 11:05:16 AM PST by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VU4G10

LOL, it is all in how you ask the question. Ask them if they support illegals stealing their kids futures.


38 posted on 02/21/2012 11:24:33 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VU4G10

Solid majority concerned about preserving civil rights of law abiding American citizens.

Same poll:

“61% Favor Immigration Checks On Traffic Stops

RELATED ARTICLES
61% View American Society as Fair and Decent
52% Support Arizona-Like Immigration Law in Their State
60% Think Federal Government Encourages Illegal Immigration
69% Say Photo ID Voting Laws Are Not Discriminatory
33% Say Race Relations in America Getting Better, 32% Worse

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Most voters continue to support immigration status checks on routine traffic stops and favor strict sanctions on employers who give illegal immigrants jobs.”

This is more interesting:

“33% Say Race Relations in America Getting Better, 32% Worse”

(My note) And the remaining 35% say they will continue to support our race-baiter in chief, his race-baiting attorney general and his race-baiting supporters in Congress, the MSM, both coasts and society in general.


39 posted on 02/21/2012 11:25:59 AM PST by tumblindice (Whitey-American: Taxed Enough Already)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VU4G10

So don’t deport citizens. Problem solved.


40 posted on 02/21/2012 11:28:51 AM PST by pallis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-50 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson