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Half of Americans Would Deport All Illegal Residents
Angus Reid ^

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, “Today’s [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.”

Polling Data

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; deportthem; immigration; immigrationpoll; invasion

1 posted on 07/20/2010 7:21:23 AM PDT by Princeverdi
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To: Princeverdi

those numbers will only rise along with the unemployment figures


2 posted on 07/20/2010 7:24:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Princeverdi

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.


3 posted on 07/20/2010 7:24:42 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Princeverdi
The Left likes to call the US a "democracy". Well, if that were so, and if 50% of the people wanted illegals deported, then we would begin the task.

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.

4 posted on 07/20/2010 7:25:48 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Princeverdi
Absolutely. And when politicians claim it can't be done, what are they really saying?
5 posted on 07/20/2010 7:26:11 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: Princeverdi

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.


6 posted on 07/20/2010 7:26:33 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Princeverdi

7 posted on 07/20/2010 7:26:36 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Princeverdi

Fine the employers who hire them, and these people will self-deport.


8 posted on 07/20/2010 7:26:48 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: BenLurkin

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.


9 posted on 07/20/2010 7:30:06 AM PDT by handmade
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To: Princeverdi

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.


10 posted on 07/20/2010 7:30:17 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: cvq3842

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.


11 posted on 07/20/2010 7:32:26 AM PDT by handmade
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To: Princeverdi

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.


12 posted on 07/20/2010 7:33:11 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Princeverdi

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.


13 posted on 07/20/2010 7:33:20 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Princeverdi

I would say a lot more than half would deport them.

They should be deported.


14 posted on 07/20/2010 7:34:42 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
Half of Americans Would Deport All Illegal Residents

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!

15 posted on 07/20/2010 7:35:17 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Princeverdi

Only half?


16 posted on 07/20/2010 7:41:46 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Princeverdi

The other half just won’t admit it.


17 posted on 07/20/2010 7:42:08 AM PDT by SpinyNorman (Carbon credits are designed to be the slush fund of the New World Order.)
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To: Princeverdi

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 !!!

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/fugitives/vc/murders/vc_murders.htm

About 90% Hispanic, for those who don’t wish to count (or see all their ugly mugs)


BTW

62% of Hispanic Voters in Colorado said they are in favor of AZ type of immigration law.

http://www.denverpost.com/commented/ci_15340750?source=commented-


18 posted on 07/20/2010 7:44:03 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Princeverdi

Then the “Other” 50% must be illegals.


19 posted on 07/20/2010 7:47:10 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Hey Joe: Where in the hell are those 3.5 million Jobs? I really needs one of them. Voter#537 In FL.)
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To: Retired COB
I'm one who says that.
Our immigration laws are so onerous, and so screwed it up that they defy imagination. They really do need fixing. We especially need to fix Kennedy's 1965 horror.
And I'm willing to concede that there may be some illegals we ought to keep.
I just don't think that reform needs to be discussed until the borders are secure. Any discussion of reform is going to cause a tidal of illegals, and we need something in place to stop them. Also, if border security is part of "comprehensive immigration reform" it will never be done.
20 posted on 07/20/2010 7:50:49 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Princeverdi

I support comprehensive deportation reform.


21 posted on 07/20/2010 7:52:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


22 posted on 07/20/2010 7:54:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Princeverdi

Since it was possible for the millions of illegals to get here, it is also possible for them to leave.


23 posted on 07/20/2010 8:10:54 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Everytime a democrat loses, a Moonbat gets its wings burned off.)
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To: Princeverdi

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 =


24 posted on 07/20/2010 8:18:25 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( Democrat-Republican, whatever)
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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.


25 posted on 07/20/2010 8:23:46 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Princeverdi

EXTRACTION 2010


26 posted on 07/20/2010 8:30:22 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


27 posted on 07/20/2010 8:53:36 AM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from my front porch - and Mexico from the back.)
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To: Princeverdi
STOP ANCHOR BABIES!!!
28 posted on 07/20/2010 9:07:52 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.)
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To: Princeverdi

And the other half is lying


29 posted on 07/20/2010 9:09:44 AM PDT by RnMomof7 (sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me)
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To: Princeverdi

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.


30 posted on 07/20/2010 9:36:47 AM PDT by Defiant (2010 is pretty much it, folks. Send them packing, or start packing.)
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To: Princeverdi

re: Half of Americans Would Deport All Illegal Residents

Works for me. Get on it, let me know how I can help.


31 posted on 07/20/2010 9:54:55 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: Hodar
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.

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.

32 posted on 07/20/2010 11:19:08 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Godwin1
Look at the chaos in Mexico - that is because of the open border. Now we are concerned that the violence might spill over into our territory. Twenty years of open border has allowed a huge network of Mexican cartel criminals to set up business throughout our country. Most of the drugs that come into the country today comes from Mexico. Many of the gang members that infest our streets are illegal aliens. These street gangs sell the drugs on our streets and pass on the profits back to the cartel leaders in Mexico. Seventy percent of all Mexican illegals come through human trafficking rings - this is organized crime. That means billions of dollars going back to the Mexican cartel leaders. Not protecting our borders adequately has allowed the Mexican cartel leaders to amass billions of dollars which they use wage war on the government of Mexico. What we are witnessing in Mexico is just like the cocaine revolution of Columbia twenty years ago. The Colombian drug cartels became so powerful that they openly waged war against the government. They attacked the Colombian supreme court building, assassinated a presidential candidate and set off bombs in public places killing many innocent people.

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.

33 posted on 07/20/2010 8:00:32 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cvq3842; handmade
Fine the employers who hire them, and these people will self-deport.

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.

34 posted on 07/21/2010 12:07:21 AM PDT by Greysard
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To: cradle of freedom

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.


35 posted on 07/21/2010 12:53:47 AM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: Greysard

Good point.


36 posted on 07/21/2010 5:40:06 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: Greysard

Yo are probobly right-certainly at least the larger companies.


37 posted on 07/21/2010 7:24:56 AM PDT by handmade
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To: Rick_Michael
It is easy to see the feudal influence of Spain going back to the time of the conquest of south America. The Spanish just brought with them their class attitude. After 500 years that feudal attitude still continues. You can see it in the arrogance of Caldorone, Fox and other Mexican spokesmen. Their political beliefs are very backwards. The elite feel entitled and superior and the lower classes are stuck in their politics of resentment. We can see that in our streets at their illegal alien rallies. Throwing bottles and racist taunts are displayed side by side with pictures of the Virgin of Guadalupe then they tell us to go back to Europe. They can't even see the irony of it all. Especially since it was the Europeans who brought the Catholic religion to Mexico. They display photo-shopped pictures of Gov. Brewer, Sheriff Arpaio, Schwarzennegar and Rep. Sessenbrenner dressed as Nazis - then they call US the racists. Everything offends them but they can say the most offensive things to us. On several occasions I have read of illegal aliens calling us racists especially when American citizens have the courage to defend their own turf. These are people who hardly know any English but they do know one word - racists. That is all we are to them. We are bad people when we do not roll over for them and give them everything they want. It is like the old saying: give them an inch and they'll take a mile.

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.

38 posted on 07/23/2010 5:29:41 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

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!


39 posted on 07/23/2010 11:59:46 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: Rick_Michael

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.


40 posted on 07/24/2010 10:19:43 AM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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