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Old 05-17-2011, 07:17 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that a child born in the United States to a woman who is here illegally should not automatically become a U.S. citizen. That’s up slightly from last August but is the highest level of support for a change in the existing law found in five years of Rasmussen Reports surveying.

Twenty-eight percent (28%) disagree and feel that children born to illegal immigrants in this country should automatically become American citizens as is currently the practice. That’s down six points from August. Another 11% are undecided.




Eighty-four percent (84%) of voters believe that before anyone receives local, state or federal government services, they should be required to prove they are legally allowed to be in the United States. Only nine percent (9%) oppose such a requirement.

Most voters continue to feel that the policies of the federal government encourage illegal immigration, but voters are now almost evenly divided over whether it's better to let the federal government or individual states enforce immigration laws. At least one state, Arizona, has been considering a law that would deny full citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.


While most voters favor stronger enforcement of immigration laws, just over half (55%) of voters nationwide also are at least somewhat concerned that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens. Forty-two percent (42%) don’t share that concern. This includes 21% who are Very Concerned and 12% who are Not At All Concerned.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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The government is not listening....on purpose...because they know how the majority of the American people feel.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Fifty-eight percent (58%) of U.S. voters say a child born to an illegal immigrant in this country should not automatically become a citizen of the United States, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/publ...gal_immigrants

I guess you rounded up the +/-3% margin of error...

it takes 30 States to pass an amendment to the Constitution...75% of the voters in the US...not 58% of a 1000 person telephone survey.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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And the rest just want to make sure their taxpayer subsidized cheap nannies and yard boys make it over the border.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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58% Say No to Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants - Rasmussen Reports™

I guess you rounded up the +/-3% margin of error...

it takes 30 States to pass an amendment to the Constitution...75% of the voters in the US...not 58% of a 1000 person telephone survey.
It does not take 75% of voters. Constitutional changes are not up to a referendum. An amendment has to be proposed either by Congress or the states essentially demanding a Constitutional Congress be setup.

Either way then 3/4 38 states would have to ratify it.

Difficult but possible. I could see only a few deep blue states not going along.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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The government is not listening....on purpose...because they know how the majority of the American people feel.

Don't make me laugh here. The Government knows how so many Americans feel about this problem. They simply choose to ignore how many Americans feel about this problem, and choose to use this problem as a benefit to help their own cause.
They know we have a problem, otherwise they have to be dumber then i thought, they know, they simply choose to turns a blind eye to this problem. Always agree with you.

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Old 05-19-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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Don't make me laugh here. The Government knows how so many Americans feel about this problem. They simply choose to ignore how many Americans feel about this problem, and choose to use this problem as a benefit to help their own cause.
They know we have a problem, otherwise they have to be dumber then i thought, they know, they simply choose to turns a blind eye to this problem. Always agree with you.
Yes -- cheaper and cheaper labor. More money for the universities as the illegals take all the financial aid and the citizens go into life-long debt to pay for their educations. The universities are raking in the money, cheap labor benefits the corporations.

And of course the easy votes these politicians expect from the illegals.

It's not really that the politicians care so much more for these foreign citizens here illegally. They care about the corporation donors, they want their gratitude and money as thanks for the cheap labor and they want the votes.
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