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FREEPER POLL: CLOSE THE BORDERS?

Posted on 12/06/2002 5:50:08 PM PST by grania

OK...we've been reading a lot of opinion about the borders and we've been responding to a lot of polls at other sources. So, let's see how we stand at FR. Answer yes or no for each question A,B,C,D. At the end, write no more than two sentences which summarize your opinion about this issue.

A. The borders of the US should be carefully monitored to eliminate illegal entry into the country as much as possible.

B. Those who are here illegally should be sent home.

C. Legal entry into the country should be severely curtailed, or eliminated.

D. None of the above. We should support our elected officials policies and goals with regard to the borders.

Respond like this:

A. Yes or No

B. Yes or No

C. Yes or No

D. Yes or No

My opinion about this issue is: (two sentence maximum answer)

Have your friends freep our unscientific poll if you want, since we'll know if anyone posts twice.


TOPICS: Editorial; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: freep; illegals; immigrantlist; opinion; poll; usborders
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1 posted on 12/06/2002 5:50:08 PM PST by grania
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To: *FREEP!; *immigrant_list
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2 posted on 12/06/2002 5:54:34 PM PST by Fish out of Water
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To: grania
A. Yes
B. Yes
C. Yes
D. No

The Bush Administration needs to wake up. The US is being invaded by illegal migrants on both borders.

3 posted on 12/06/2002 5:58:59 PM PST by Militiaman7
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To: grania
a) yes
b) yes
c) yes
d) no

IMO the borders should have been closed immediately after 9/11, illegals in the country found and deported, and all measures taken by INS or any other agency to keep our borders secure. I know this sounds harsh, but if that had been done we would have been in a lot better shape by now.
4 posted on 12/06/2002 6:01:41 PM PST by widowithfoursons
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To: widowithfoursons
A. Yes
B. Yes
C. Yes
D. No

5 posted on 12/06/2002 6:06:45 PM PST by dalereed
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To: grania
A. Yes!!!!
B. Yes!!!!
C. Yes!!!!
D. NO!!!!
My opinion about this issue is:
Get all illegals out now!
6 posted on 12/06/2002 6:06:55 PM PST by Sungirl
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To: Sungirl
Health exams should be reinstated to prevent people with communicable diseases entering the country and harming public health.
7 posted on 12/06/2002 6:09:03 PM PST by ClaireSolt
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To: grania
Yes
Yes
Yes
HELL NO

Find all illegal's and send em home!
8 posted on 12/06/2002 6:09:09 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: grania
1. Yes

2. Yes

3. Yes

4. No

I think we should have closed both the northern and southern borders using the military, immediately following 911, until all illegals were deported. However, I don't want to eliminate legal immigration forever.

9 posted on 12/06/2002 6:09:26 PM PST by Myrean
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To: grania
A. Yes
B.Yes
C.Yes
D.NO
10 posted on 12/06/2002 6:10:08 PM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: grania
Yes, Yes, Yes, No

Round 'em up, and send 'em home.

11 posted on 12/06/2002 6:13:02 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: grania
A. Yes
B. Yes
C. Yes
D. No

As long as borders remain unchecked & open there can NEVER be any "Homeland Security." Elected officials AT ALL LEVELS need to be stop being so complacent and realize the absolute need for border security.
12 posted on 12/06/2002 6:14:13 PM PST by Fighter@heart
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To: grania
1:Yep

2:Uh huh

3:Absolutely

4:Nope

13 posted on 12/06/2002 6:18:00 PM PST by wcbtinman
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To: grania
A. Yes
B. Yes
C. Yes
D. No

Both border's should be sealed tight. No Arabs or Moslems allowed to immigrate until the war is over. Cut all government benefits for immigrants.
14 posted on 12/06/2002 6:18:05 PM PST by ao98
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To: grania
A. Yes
B. Yes
C. Yes
D. No

The refusal of the government to enforce our immigration laws devalues citizenship, spits in the face of legal immigrants and makes a mockery of the law. On top of that, I am fed up with it!

15 posted on 12/06/2002 6:19:10 PM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: Militiaman7
Ditto to what you said, Militiaman!

A. Yes

B. Yes

C. Yes

D. No

g from Arizona

16 posted on 12/06/2002 6:19:43 PM PST by Geezerette
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To: grania
1.YES
2.YES
3.YES
4.NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOO
17 posted on 12/06/2002 6:20:34 PM PST by unojook
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To: grania
Yes
Yes
Yes
Hell no!!!

Our country is being brought down while Bush and Friends watch. If Bush and Congress can not do their job then it's up to the people to uphold our laws.
18 posted on 12/06/2002 6:22:28 PM PST by georgiabelle
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To: grania
A. Yes
B. Depends
C. Yes
D. No

I'm putting B. Depends because definitely those accessing government services and free medical care need to go, those dealing in stolen and fraudulent documents need to go and never be allowed back in for any reason. Also they can't get every last illegal out ---definitely no to door-to-door searches.
19 posted on 12/06/2002 6:22:55 PM PST by FITZ
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To: unojook
1) Yes
2) Yes
3) Yes
4) No

And do them NOW.
20 posted on 12/06/2002 6:24:05 PM PST by TruthNtegrity
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To: grania
A. Yes
B. Yes
C. Yes
D. No

We need to close the borders NOW!! Round up all illegals and send them home! Shoot them if they return!
21 posted on 12/06/2002 6:24:25 PM PST by NRA2BFree
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To: grania
A. Yes

B. Yes

C. Yes

D. NO

22 posted on 12/06/2002 6:27:30 PM PST by libsrscum
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To: grania
1. yes
2. yes
3. no
4. yes

#4 is where you as a constitutant get off your backside and inform those who make policy to listen to the population.
23 posted on 12/06/2002 6:27:44 PM PST by Maigrey
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To: grania
A: Yes

B: Yes

C: Yes

D: No

Legal immigration should be stopped entirely until we get a handle on A. and B. After that it should be carefully controlled with the overriding question being, "is this immigrant good for America?"

24 posted on 12/06/2002 6:27:53 PM PST by LibKill
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To: grania
A. Yes
B. Yes
C. Yes
D. No

Deport ALL illegals immediately, & secure our borders.

VOTE OUT the officials who won't do their job.
25 posted on 12/06/2002 6:29:51 PM PST by txdoda
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To: grania
Three yesses and a No for the last one.

Stop the medical services, free lunches and handouts and prosecute business owners who employ illegals.
26 posted on 12/06/2002 6:32:03 PM PST by TheLion
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To: grania; RonDog; hchutch
A - No. This is most likely not even feasible. It would cost billions, which are better spent elsewhere. Or - radical thought - not taxed away from us in the first place.

B - No to those who are employed. Illegals who are on welfare or other government subsidy programs should be sent home. Illegals who commit serious crimes should be imprisoned here or turned over to the justice system of their country of origin.

C - Current visa laws should be enforced. A watch list should be kept of likely terrorists, and it should be checked against everyone coming in. However, we should otherwise maintain existing policies.

D - Yes and No. We should maintain current policy to the extent that it is correct. We should not support any specific policy simply because our government supports it. All sides of this debate need to be heard.

Hope that helps.

D

28 posted on 12/06/2002 6:34:53 PM PST by daviddennis
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To: grania
Yes, Yes, Yes, No
It's only common sense.
29 posted on 12/06/2002 6:38:56 PM PST by AshleyMontagu
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To: grania
A. Yes
B. Yes
C. No.
D. No.

Illegal immigration, and all it's problems, would be eliminated if temporary work visas were easy to obtain. Knowing where the immigrants lived would be a great benefit, too.

30 posted on 12/06/2002 6:39:03 PM PST by Ten Megaton Solution
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To: Geezerette
A. YES
B. YES
C. YES
D. NO

I heard that some countries won't take them back when we go through deporting them. Then what do we do? Are we stuck supporting them?
31 posted on 12/06/2002 6:39:28 PM PST by Thisiswhoweare
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Self-bump for tomorrow.
32 posted on 12/06/2002 6:43:29 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: grania; daviddennis; Poohbah
A. Yes - stop the additional inflow
B. Depends
3. NO
4. Yes

I believe the administration is following a course I can accept. I think we can stand some additional restrictions in some places (only accept asylum cases from countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism and eliminating the diverity lottery) with the loosening up of restrictions elsewhere (for example, allowing people fleeing China's barbaric policy of forced abortion and forced sterilization to remain here with full asylum) and some modifications in priorities (if an applicant for a permanent visa is facing a situation where he/she or a member of his/her family is facing danger - move them to the head of the line; those who have married American citizens are to also be in a high priority). We also need to streamline the agencies involved, so the service is quick, efficient, and thorough.
33 posted on 12/06/2002 6:43:50 PM PST by hchutch
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To: grania
Yes, yes, yes, & no
34 posted on 12/06/2002 6:44:11 PM PST by meyer
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To: meyer
ibid
35 posted on 12/06/2002 6:49:36 PM PST by CaptainK
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To: grania
>> A. The borders of the US should be carefully monitored to eliminate illegal entry into the country as much as possible. <<
YES

>> B. Those who are here illegally should be sent home. <<
YES

>> C. Legal entry into the country should be severely curtailed, or eliminated. <<
Maybe. Legal immigration should be strongly regulated and returned to pre-1965 levels each year, using the immigration regulations from the 1920s as a guide.

>> D. None of the above. We should support our elected officials policies and goals with regard to the borders. <<
NO

36 posted on 12/06/2002 6:59:16 PM PST by BillyBoy
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To: grania
C. Yes.

Until the current immigrant horde can be assimilated (LOL!) Why add to the problem? A moratorium on immigration should be imposed. Don't blame me, if the gubmint had controlled the borders properly, a better class of legal immigrants could continue to be admitted.

The teens and undereducated youth turning their noses up at low paying menial jobs is the underlying problem, with the businessmen encouraging illegal immigration as a result. All of this can be traced partly to doting parents passing out scads of cash to their darlings, not to mention the inneffective WOD, which creates lucrative illegal business opportunities for those who should be sweeping up and pushing wheel barrows.
(er, filling starting positions)
It is an alarming chain of events that must be broken somehow. The illegal alien problem is a ticking time-bomb folks.
ghost gets down off soapbox, vanishes in swirl of ectoplasm...

37 posted on 12/06/2002 6:59:55 PM PST by GhostofWCooper
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To: madfly; Sabertooth; Drill Alaska; FITZ; MissAmericanPie; Joe Hadenuf; Tailgunner Joe
PING
38 posted on 12/06/2002 7:03:14 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: grania
A. The borders of the US should be carefully monitored to eliminate illegal entry into the country as much as possible. YES

B. Those who are here illegally should be sent home.YES

C. Legal entry into the country should be severely curtailed, or eliminated.YES

39 posted on 12/06/2002 7:05:48 PM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: grania
Simple answer: YES, NO, YES, NO

A. Yes, with the military partially trained by border patrol, barricades and technology.

B. YES for those who have been on welfare more than the time needed to get a job; all those with a criminal record (barring execution); drug/alchohol addicts; not supporting a family; those who do not cooperate with the immigrant tracking system (which will have to be made more efficient to do this job) and NO to those that members of terrorist organizations that we should interrogate; to criminals that we must interrogate/execute (for which their home country will pay for); and to those who are working, supportin a family, no other criminal record, no addictions, dependant on welfare, who will have to payback all expenses + fines + community service before legalization (Immigrant Parol), and who cooperate with the immigrant tracking system (which will have to be made more efficient to do this job as well). Assuming the question is for all, I will have to say NO

C. Yes, until the Immigration System and the Immigrant Tracking/Deporting System actually works.

D. No we should do the above. We should also encourage/support elected officials that are working hard to fix this problem such as the Immigration Reform Caucus, encourage actions taken by those who are SLOWLY fixing the problem for political reasons to SPEED up (Homeland Security, statement by Trent Lott supporting military on the border, appointment of a porsecuting attorney to INS etc.) and discourage actions that increase the problem (appointment of Tony Garza as ambassador, negotiating with Mexico w/out demanding a crackdown on corruption, amnesty, etc.)

That's my thought about it. To give opinions on these issue in two sentences is way too limited. It's also not needed. This web system can easliy support hundreds of sentences from hundreds of people.

40 posted on 12/06/2002 7:09:45 PM PST by pulaskibush
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To: grania
A. Yes.
B. Yes.
C. No.
D. No.

I think "severely curtailed" on C is not precise enough: there should be generally increased restrictions, and no entry at all for Moslem non-citizens. No troops on the borders, no mines, and no walls.



41 posted on 12/06/2002 7:11:23 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: CaptainK
Up to #35:

A. Yes: 32; No: 1

B. Yes: 29; No: 1; Depends: 3

C. Yes: 27; No: 5; Own Opinion: 1

D. Yes: 2; No: 30; Yes or No: 1

Keep them coming, it'll be good to get an account of how a FR sample breaks down on this issue.

42 posted on 12/06/2002 7:12:13 PM PST by grania
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To: grania
A. Yes
B. Yes
C. No
D. No

We need to curtail ILLEGAL entry into the country and deport as many illegal aliens as we can.
The appropriate department needs to DO their job and actually have the backround checks done on any aliens wanting entry into our country.

43 posted on 12/06/2002 7:13:46 PM PST by Just another Joe
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To: grania
A YES
B YES
C YES
D NO

The powerful use immigration to manipulate the labor force.
44 posted on 12/06/2002 7:13:49 PM PST by Age of Reason
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To: grania
A. Yes
B. Yes
C. Yes
D. No

45 posted on 12/06/2002 7:14:08 PM PST by WayneM
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To: grania
A: Yes
B: YES
C: YES
D: NO
Patrol the borders. Curtail legal immigration
(particularly from third world countries)
Deport all illegals.
46 posted on 12/06/2002 7:16:51 PM PST by StormEye
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To: grania
A: Yes

B: Yes

C: Yes

D: No

It's almost as if this illegal invasion
was being done by design......

.....THUNDER.....

47 posted on 12/06/2002 7:17:10 PM PST by THUNDER ROAD
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To: WayneM
No, No, No, Yes. Don't count this I just thought we needed a change of pace.
48 posted on 12/06/2002 7:17:23 PM PST by breakem
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To: Thisiswhoweare
I heard that some countries won't take them back when we go through deporting them. Then what do we do? Are we stuck supporting them?

If they can sneak into our country, then they can sneak back into their own country.

49 posted on 12/06/2002 7:18:19 PM PST by Age of Reason
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To: grania
A. Yes

B. Yes

C. Yes

D. NO!
50 posted on 12/06/2002 7:19:50 PM PST by FreePaul
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