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Poll: Majority of voters want the military sent to the border
The Examiner ^ | April 9, 2013 | Dave Gibson

Posted on 04/09/2013 7:43:30 AM PDT by AuntB

On Monday, Rasmussen Reports released the results of a national telephone survey which found that 69 percent of Likely Voters agree that "the U.S. military be used along the border to protect American citizens."

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 3-4, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

The rather overwhelming results come amid recent reports that the Mexican drug cartels are now operating well within the U.S. borders....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; borders; homelandsecurity
Poll at Rasmussen:

69% Favor Use of U.S. Military on Border to Keep Mexican Drug Violence Out

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/april_2013/69_favor_use_of_u_s_military_on_border_to_keep_mexican_drug_violence_out

Just 26% Support Immigration Plan Without Tougher Border Control http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/april_2013/just_26_support_immigration_plan_without_tougher_border_control

Even among supporters of "comprehensive" reform, 64 percent want the border to be secured first before any pathway to citizenship for those here illegally can begin.

None of these dynamics has changed since the immigration reform effort attempted when George W. Bush was in the White House

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_scott_rasmussen/what_happens_after_immigrants_arrive_is_important_too

1 posted on 04/09/2013 7:43:30 AM PDT by AuntB
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To: AuntB

It’s easier than finding them all jobs when they get out or return from the ME. Might be rough for the Navy though


2 posted on 04/09/2013 7:45:22 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: AuntB

A majority of voters are mentally damaged and will respond however a pollster coaxes them to respond.


3 posted on 04/09/2013 7:46:02 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: AuntB

Works for me!

We could secure the border anytime we wanted to. It only takes the will to do so.


4 posted on 04/09/2013 7:48:47 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: stuartcr; All

New Study: Immigration Redistributes
Income from Poor U.S. Workers

Nation’s top immigration economist finds tiny overall benefit
comes from reducing wages of native-born competitors
WASHINGTON, DC (April 9, 2013) – Borjas, recognized by Business Week and the Wall Street Journal as “America’s leading immigration economist”, calculates that the wages of native-born workers in competition with immigrants (legal and illegal) are reduced by $402 billion per year.

This reduction in wages is offset by an increase in profits or wages of those who use immigrant labor of $437 billion. The resulting negligible “immigration surplus” represents two tenths of one percent of GDP. It is most often the least-educated and poorest American workers competing with immigrants who suffer the most from immigration.

Illegal immigration, specifically, creates an even smaller benefit to the overall economy – six one-hundredths of one percent – which comes from the same source: lowering the wages of less-educated American workers.

The report, “Immigration and the American Worker: A Review of the Academic Literature”, is published by the Center for Immigration Studies and is online at http://cis.org/immigration-and-the-american-worker-review-academic-literature
Dr. Steven Camarota, Director of Research of the Center for immigration Studies, comments, “Professor Borjas’s findings on the magnitude of the immigration-driven reduction in wages for less-skilled American workers is disturbing. I hope those formulating immigration policy in Washington will consider the effects on our poorest countrymen of amnesty for illegal immigrants and further increases in legal immigration.”


5 posted on 04/09/2013 7:49:14 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: brownsfan
Reminds me of when Howard Stern switched whatever differing opinions of McCain and Obama had, then interviewed "likely” Obama supporters who agreed with the positions of McCain thinking Barry offered them.
6 posted on 04/09/2013 7:49:37 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: brownsfan
comphresive immigration reform keeps being tossed around... what does this mean? I am thinking it means what ever the politicians want it to mean..
7 posted on 04/09/2013 7:50:59 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: AuntB

If we use the military at the borders, then there is zero need for Custom and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) and ICE should be disbanded.


8 posted on 04/09/2013 7:52:29 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: AuntB

If people invade America then they are illegal aliens.

Race is not involved, just country of origin.

Hence, these invaders are ILLEGAL ALIENS.

“AMNESTY, NO!
HOSTILITY, YE$$$$$$!
GO HOME, MEXICANS!”


9 posted on 04/09/2013 7:59:09 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: stuartcr

“Might be rough for the Navy though”

The Rio Grande. Maybe Sec. Kerry could lead them on a boat cruise.


10 posted on 04/09/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: Liz; Tennessee Nana; montag813; HiJinx; sickoflibs; All

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11 posted on 04/09/2013 8:06:41 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: BuffaloJack

“If we use the military at the borders, then there is zero need for Custom and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) and ICE should be disbanded.”

I’m good with that.


12 posted on 04/09/2013 8:10:02 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

Never going to happen. The four border states are so thoroughly corrupted by greed and graft that you’ll never get them back. Arizona may possibly have a chance, but the feds are beating them down as we speak. The dems have unleashed an onslaught on the border states, they need that border wide open for their nefarious purposes. They need a compliant population, accustomed to socialist regimes, and the need them to populate the border states to dilute the indigenous population. Illegal immigration is a slow invasion by another means, aided and abetted by politicians in DC.

This is exactly why you don’t want all of the weapons and ammo manufacturers to relocate to Texas. They’ll be a blue state by 2016 if they allow the illegal immigration invasion to continue. Spread it all out over all of the red states, with no centralized places to lay seige to.


13 posted on 04/09/2013 8:14:07 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: AuntB
I wonder who the 'other' 31% are - you know, the people who want illegals here...

My guess 'the most reliable dem voters'... dependent, broken and stupid...That's one part. The other part? Wealthy liberal elites who benefit from cheap labor, hate the middle class, and are naturally exploitative and manipulative...

30% plus 1% and it's a liberal go... (Finally we know who the REAL 1% are...)

14 posted on 04/09/2013 8:30:18 AM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: AuntB

No No No and Hell No! Keep the Military OUT of law enforcement unless you want a repeat of Germany, the Soviet Union, China and every other despotic dictatorship. There is a good reason for NO Military law enforcement. YOUR SAFETY FROM A DICTATOR!


15 posted on 04/09/2013 8:33:43 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: BuffaloJack

ICE would be used to track ‘guests’ on tourist visas, to make sure they don’t inadvertantly overstay.

Personally, I’ve thought for years that we ought to move our military bases to the border. They don’t necessarily have to patrol. But it would be a lot harder to sneak by them.


16 posted on 04/09/2013 8:43:52 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: factoryrat

You think Mexico is a socialist state? It’s a failed 3rd world hell hole that’s never been as civilized as a socialist state.


17 posted on 04/09/2013 8:44:49 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: factoryrat

You think Mexico is a socialist state? It’s a failed 3rd world hell hole that’s never been as civilized as a socialist state.


18 posted on 04/09/2013 8:44:53 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Don Corleone

HELLO! The one legitimate use of the military is to protect our borders! This is way beyond ‘law enforcement’.


19 posted on 04/09/2013 8:52:34 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Altura Ct.

We already have 18,000 BP agents on the border. We just need to replace their leadership and let them do their job.


20 posted on 04/09/2013 8:55:55 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

Either or. I don’t care who does it just so long as somebody does.


21 posted on 04/09/2013 9:04:52 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: AuntB; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
FReeper Activism Ping!

Send a Fax, Keep the Pressure On 'Em!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

22 posted on 04/09/2013 9:11:18 AM PDT by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: wiggen
Mexico IS a socialist country, that is actively in collusion with the socialists in the US to gain control. If that weren't so, our southern border would have been militarized by now. To the US government, power and influence trumps US sovereignty. If you want to keep it, keep it away from the border, or mexico will own it in the near future.
23 posted on 04/09/2013 9:15:00 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Altura Ct.

The problem with sending the military is that some kids are going to fall back on their training when they run into a group of armed smugglers. The smugglers’ family will sue, supported by some immigrant rights group and the DOJ will put the soldiers in prison.


24 posted on 04/09/2013 9:36:08 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: AuntB
Poll: Majority of voters want the military sent to the border

Colossal waste of time and money. Bush, 43, sent reservists to the border for a year, but they weren't allowed to have bullets, they could only be an extra set of eyes for the BP. They couldn't make any arrests nor detain any illegals they encountered.

So, I don't see the point of sending them down there. zero has cut the number of BP agents under the guise of "sequester", so we would have military on the border being extra eyes for fewer BP agents. Sending the military to the border sounds like an exercise in futility to me.

25 posted on 04/09/2013 9:53:01 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: HiJinx

New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno


26 posted on 04/09/2013 9:54:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: DustyMoment

“Colossal waste of time and money. Bush, 43, sent reservists to the border for a year, but they weren’t allowed to have bullets, they could only be an extra set of eyes for the BP. They couldn’t make any arrests nor detain any illegals they encountered.”

The general public has no idea of those facts.


27 posted on 04/09/2013 11:00:27 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

BUMP to Free Fax to our elected officials. If enough of us contact them, it can make a difference. It has made a difference in the past.


28 posted on 04/09/2013 11:18:49 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Altura Ct.

Aend in the military and set the R.O.E. as weapons free!


29 posted on 04/09/2013 12:19:17 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AuntB

For free fax to our elected officials, see #11


30 posted on 04/09/2013 2:42:58 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3; All

Thanks for the reminder, Dante3.

Send FREE Fax to your elected officials
https://www.numbersusa.com/sendfax?series=th08apr13ca

The Senate “Gang of Eight” is winning its media offensive to make amnesty seem inevitable. That could cause some in Congress who might vote against amnesty to crumble under pressure. We need to show our elected officials that Americans will not accept excuses for passing an amnesty!


31 posted on 04/09/2013 3:30:45 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB
In the past when many of us contacted politicians in DC regarding special perks for illegal aliens, it made a difference. We need to do it again. The catering to illegal aliens immensely harms this country.

Illegal aliens and immigrants from enemy nations or those just wanting to rip of our welfare system cause serious problems on many levels: take away jobs, squander our resources, harm the environment, commit often horrific crimes, pose national security risks, etc. It is insane to reward them just for breaking our laws.

32 posted on 04/09/2013 5:45:05 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3

Take a look at this...be sure to see my posts 9-10-11
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3006017/posts


33 posted on 04/09/2013 5:54:32 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB
We should send these free faxes and in every way support better protection of our borders and prevent amnesty to illegal aliens. At least we know that we did everything we could to stand up for our country.

Terrorists would love for us to stop protecting our borders and provide a path for citizenship for illegals. What an easy way for the to infiltrate and raise their children to be future terrorists.

34 posted on 04/09/2013 5:55:57 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Altura Ct.
Exactly. Furthermore, we can also deport them. Other nations have done it. President Eisenhower did it. Just cut off the social services and special perks and many will voluntarily leave.
35 posted on 04/09/2013 6:19:52 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Don Corleone

How about putting them in Mexico. Have our military patrol the border but in their country not ours. You can’t be against this as securing a countries border is a traditional duty of the military. I think we should occupy the first five miles of Mexico along the whole border and send them a bill for the invasion of our country they have mounted.


36 posted on 04/09/2013 6:25:30 PM PDT by cdpap
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To: BuffaloJack

You need the military and ICE because of the posse comitatus law. The military cannot really arrest anyone(except other military), only detain.


37 posted on 04/09/2013 6:27:33 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Don Corleone

You are woefully ignorant. In this country we have the posse comitatus law. Try to educate yourself. Guarding the border is exactly what the military is supposed to do.


38 posted on 04/09/2013 6:29:32 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: AuntB

bttt


39 posted on 04/09/2013 6:55:39 PM PDT by Dante3
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