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59% Favor Automatic Immigration Checks During All Traffic Stops
Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 23, 2012

Posted on 04/23/2012 6:33:44 PM PDT by Steelfish

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Monday, April 23, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on the controversial immigration law first passed in Arizona two years ago, and a majority of voters nationwide still agree with one of the law’s chief provisions.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 59% believe police should automatically check the immigration status of individuals they pull over for a traffic violation. One-in-three (32%) opposes such a rule. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 04/23/2012 6:33:48 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

32% oppose which is just about the exact percentage of hispanics in america. What a coincidence.


2 posted on 04/23/2012 6:35:39 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Steelfish

The population of the US would certainly decrease dramatically if this was implemented properly.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 6:35:40 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Problem is though, cops would spend all their time rounding up illegals and doing nothing else...in the beginning anyway.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 6:36:37 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

They do it in MEXICO. Been there, stopped by the policia armed with REAL black guns. Thank goodness I had my business colleagues who were local. You don’t go anywhere down there without your passport. Funny, we here in America can’t do that...


5 posted on 04/23/2012 6:42:05 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Steelfish

6 posted on 04/23/2012 6:45:39 PM PDT by stormer
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To: mamelukesabre

The actual number is about half that. And a lot of them are not in favor of illegal immigration.

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-03-24/us/census.hispanics_1_hispanic-population-illegal-immigration-foreign-born?_s=PM:US


7 posted on 04/23/2012 6:47:09 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: stormer

Big difference. We aren’t planning to round them up for execution.


8 posted on 04/23/2012 6:52:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s not about “them”; it’s about “us”.


9 posted on 04/23/2012 6:56:12 PM PDT by stormer
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To: cripplecreek
I have advocated sending them back over the border via troubouchet. But that's just me. ;)

BTW, if they aren't a citizen, how can they have a DL? Isn't NM the only state still doing that?

/johnny

10 posted on 04/23/2012 6:56:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: stormer
We should use the Mexican Federal Laws on immigration as a template for ours.

Theirs are HARSH.

/johnny

11 posted on 04/23/2012 6:59:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mamelukesabre

“Rounding up illegals” implies going out and looking for them.

The survey question was simply about verification during traffic stops, no different than the standard check for open warrants. So it is more “holding onto illegals after they’ve committed a crime” than “rounding up illegals.”

Of course, I actually DO favor “rounding up illegals” via a bounty system utilizing retired LEOs and charging the costs to employers and landlords who failed to verify immigration status.


12 posted on 04/23/2012 7:02:55 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: stormer

I’ve never been stopped by police without them asking to see my ID.


13 posted on 04/23/2012 7:08:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Kellis91789

What the hell you think they are gonna do when they find illegals at a traffic stop if this is implemented? Let them go? No, they are going to round them up.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 7:11:51 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: JRandomFreeper

The Michigan driver’s licenses for illegals stopped shortly after a kid was dragged a quarter mile under a stolen car driven by an illegal a few years back.


15 posted on 04/23/2012 7:12:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek; stormer

Yep, and ya know what they do with your ID?

THEY TAKE IT BACK TO THEIR SQUAD CAR AND SEE IF THERE’S ANY REASON TO ARREST YOUR ASS, SLAP HANDCUFFS ON YA, AND THROW YOU IN JAIL!!!

Gee, we can’t do that to illegals, its not fair.

Shut the * up you *ing idiots.


16 posted on 04/23/2012 7:14:37 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

The first time I ever payed any attention to Virgil Goode was when I saw him give a speech about illegal immigration. He talked about an illegal that had been arrested for DWI 17 times before the fatal accident.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 7:19:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I really don’t think it matters how many DWIs they get. They still gots ta go.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 7:24:52 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: stormer

Wow, that’s deep.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 7:30:21 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: GRRRRR
You don’t go anywhere down there without your passport. Funny, we here in America can’t do that...

Noone in America that is in their right would want to do that. Checkpoints are unconstitutional and evil and everyone that supports them in this country is a traitor.
20 posted on 04/23/2012 7:34:55 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Steelfish

The State keep the borders wide open, then they treat everyone inside the borders as a suspect.

And 59% are happy to be treated as suspects.


21 posted on 04/23/2012 7:45:02 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: microgood
The article, and this thread, are about "traffic stops," not checkpoints.

59% believe police should automatically check the immigration status of individuals they pull over for a traffic violation.

22 posted on 04/23/2012 7:58:18 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: UnwashedPeasant
And 59% are happy to be treated as suspects.

LOL, when the police pull you over for a traffic violation, how else are they supposed to treat you?

23 posted on 04/23/2012 8:01:12 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: microgood

I was wondering when someone would state that checkpoints are illegal under the 4th amendment.

With that said, all illegal persons in this country should be deported if/when found.


24 posted on 04/23/2012 8:02:39 PM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: microgood

I MEANT for ILLEGALS, not US...

HARSH!!


25 posted on 04/23/2012 8:24:23 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: microgood

They don’t even deport the illegals they capture - often even when they are criminals! Check points? Not to capture illegals. More like to imprison Americans - the real domestic terrorists the elitists fear and hate.


26 posted on 04/23/2012 8:26:23 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: GRRRRR
I MEANT for ILLEGALS, not US...

Whew! I agree with that as long as I do not have to carry my proof of citizeship to the grocery store and have to show it on demand! If it is a traffic stop, all I have is my driver's license.

Not sure if that is proof of citizenship or not (it is not in Washington state since they give illegals driver licenses).
27 posted on 04/23/2012 9:36:12 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Trailerpark Badass
The article, and this thread, are about "traffic stops," not checkpoints.

Understood. I was just reacting to the implication that we should have to carry proof of citizenship everywhere we go (jogging, grocery store, etc) like you do in Mexico (see post #5).
28 posted on 04/23/2012 9:39:23 PM PDT by microgood
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To: logitech
With that said, all illegal persons in this country should be deported if/when found.

Totally agree with that.
29 posted on 04/23/2012 9:40:14 PM PDT by microgood
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To: mamelukesabre

“Rounding them up” would involve chasing after them. Holding onto somebody after you have them in hand is entirely different than going out looking for them.


30 posted on 04/23/2012 11:14:11 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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