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Old 06-24-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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For those to whom polls matter, a majority also supports a pathway to citizenship.

Just one link for example Most Americans support Arizona immigration law - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100617/ts_ynews/ynews_ts2661 - broken link)
Aren't polls fun?!?

67% Say Illegal Immigrants Are Major Strain on U.S. Budget - Rasmussen Reports™

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As the country wrestles with a future of historic-level deficits, 67% of U.S. voters say that illegal immigrants are a significant strain on the U.S. budget.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 23% disagree and do not believe illegal immigration is a strain on the budget.

Two-out-of-three (66%) voters say the availability of government money and services draw illegal immigrants to the United States. Nineteen percent (19%) think otherwise and do not believe government money and services are a magnet for illegal immigration. Another 15% are not sure.

These findings help to explain why 68% say gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States. Twenty-six percent (26%) think legalizing illegal immigrants is more important.
Nationally, 60% Favor Letting Local Police Stop and Verify Immigration Status - Rasmussen Reports™

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Three-out-of-four voters believe that the federal government is not doing enough to secure the nation’s borders. In fact, 56% believe that the policies of the federal government encourage illegal immigration. Among voters who are angry about immigration, 83% are angry at the federal government. Only 12% direct their anger at the immigrants

The biggest point of disconnect between voters and the conventional wisdom in Washington, D.C. has to do with priorities. Almost always in Washington, the debate begins with a focus on how to address the status of illegal immigrants. To voters, that is a secondary concern. Controlling the borders is the top concern. That hasn’t changes since the 2006 immigration legislation collapsed when the U.S. Senate surrendered to public opinion. During that debate, a New York Times/CBS poll found that 69% believed illegal immigrants should be prosecuted and deported.

Other surveys have found that 73% of voters want cops to check the immigration status of all offenders during traffic stops. Sixty-seven percent (67%) also say that if law enforcement officers know of places where immigrants gather to find work, they should sometimes conduct surprise raids to identify and deport those who are here illegally.

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of voters nationwide say that those who knowingly hire illegal immigrants should be punished. By a 48% to 36% margin, voters say the same about landlords who rent to illegal immigrants. Additionally, 77% of voters nationwide oppose drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants.
Oh...one more just for sh*ts and giggles.

Public's Attitude Hardens on Illegal Immigrants

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Three-quarters of Americans want to see the number of illegal immigrants decreased and a substantial majority put more priority on stopping illegal immigration than they do in finding a path for immigrants to become legal residents, according to a CNN/Opinion Research poll conducted May 21-23.

The 76 percent who say they want the population of illegals decreased is the highest figure in CNN polls dating back to June 2006 when those holding this view numbered 67 percent.

Sixty percent want the emphasis of the government to be on stopping illegals from entering the country and deporting those who are here compared to 38 percent who want to allow them to become legal residents.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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NYC mayor, major CEOs lobby for immigration reform - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100624/ap_on_bi_ge/us_nyc_mayor_immigration_group - broken link)

And the news isn't good with this. They want immigration reform so we don't lose all those illegal workers.

WTH?????
These sellouts don't care if the rest of the Country goes to sht. They are wealthy and live in gated communities and don't have to deal with the crime and infrastructure issues. These traitors need to be voted out of office with their leader Obama.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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The problem is theirre is too much of a ground swell aginst nay amnesty lookig at the last attempt.Loking at the last so called comprehensive bill in the 80's ;it was nothing but a amnesty bill. Foll me once but not twice.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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What do big businesses know about the social and financial impacts of illegal immigration? Of course they are going to promote what leads to a legal status for illegal immigrants, but do they know anything about illegal immigration other than money and dollar signs? They can create their little "Partnership for a New American Economy," but it is all about money. You can't approve of something like illegal immigration just for economy and money, there is a lot more affected by illegal immigration than labor and companies being able to use them for success.

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Bloomberg added, "Somebody has to lead and explain to the country why this is in our interest."
Of course it is in YOUR interest. At least they aren't hiding the fact that they are wanting something like amnesty just because it will benefit them.

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If you want to solve the unemployment prob in America, you have to open the doors to immigrants who will come here, create businesses, because when the tide comes in, everybody's boat rises," Bloomberg told reporters Thursday. "We need more immigrants, not less."
Did Bloomberg really say this? LOL I don't have anything against immigration itself, so I'm not commenting on that, but, how many illegal immigrants do you know that start businesses and hire U.S. citizens and legal residents? First of all, there are usually language barriers, second of all, in my experience, Mexicans (the largest illegal immigrant group) hire other Mexicans, not people who aren't Mexican.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: central Oregon
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"If you want to solve the unemployment prob in America, you have to open the doors to immigrants who will come here, create businesses, because when the tide comes in, everybody's boat rises," Bloomberg told reporters Thursday. "We need more immigrants, not less."

WTF????
Why not help unemployed Americans start businesses? Then these American businesses can hire Americans.
"Immigrants" are NOT needed right now...legal or illegal.
We need to put AMERICANS to work in the United States before we put foreigners to work here. These companies just want CHEAP labor and they don't care who suffers for that.
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:50 PM
 
Location: NYC
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If this goes through there will be no more DIRT CHEAP labor because as citizens, these people will have to be paid a fair wage and some may be entitled to benefits, including health care, social services and education. What's the benefit here? It might add to the existing economic strain.
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