Skip to comments.Number calling illegal immigration 'most important problem' grows SIX-FOLD, tops all other issues
Posted on 07/16/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT by Mount Athos
The number of Americans who see illegal immigration as the nation's most pressing problem has spiked from 3 per cent to 17 per cent since May, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
That percentage now tops government corruption, the U.S. economy, jobs, health care and every other hot-button issue, driven by a flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border.
'We are all connected. We can't just build a wall or a fence and say no more,' Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis tweeted on Tuesday. 'This is America. Our doors are open.'
The question of what to do with more than 400 Central American children who reach the U.S. each day while they wait to see an immigration judge has become a heated one, with state after state declining to bear the financial burdens beyond what the federal government is willing to pay.
Concerns about communicable diseases have made those concerns all the more newsworthy.
In the city of Lynn, Massachusetts, which has absorbed at least 600 such children, public schools and hospitals are stretched to their breaking point.
'Many of them [will] do two years in the ninth grade,' the city's school superintendent said, noting that a large number are illiterate.
But most of the temporary housing is being set up in border states like Texas, where the Baptist Child & Family Services charity has received a $50 million federal government contract to purchase and operate a Texas resort hotel as a 600-bed luxury detention center.
The property features two swimming pools and a tennis facility.
Republicans in Congress say granting Obama's latest funding request should be predicated on a change in that law so the U.S. can immediately deport such children, as it already does with Mexican nationals.
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When you’re being invaded that kinda moves up the list... fast!
John Lewis is a hard core Marxist. No right-thinking person should give thus S-hole the time of day.
Those who are prudent are alarming themselves to protect their families.
If the US had a President ,instead of The Freeloader
The illegal immigration issue encompasses government corruption, the U.S. economy, jobs, health care, and the assault on good common sense too.
No aspect of life here in the territory once known as “the United States of America” is unaffected.
I thought that most people were most concerned about climate change and income inequality. /s
Others alarm their neighbors ...
Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis tweeted on Tuesday. 'This is America. Our doors are open.'
They've probably had this card up their sleeve since before Benghazi, knowing they'd have to play it about now.
If I was _resident, there’d be a lot of dead wetbacks.
ALL the other scandals will all come to a head at the same time...............
Yeah, it is so important, watch how the MSM will ignore it in favor of 2 inches of rain somewhere, when all of the protests are taking place this weekend!
“Number calling illegal immigration ‘most important problem’ grows SIX-FOLD, tops all other issues”
Welcome to where California has been for decades.
Thanks, John, your help is very much appreciated. Leave your porch light on, we're sending 50 to your home, right now...they'll be no 'tribble' at all.
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Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
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[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]