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Old 11-29-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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"Senator Obama received a mandate from the voters to fix our ailing economy, which has shed more than a million jobs so far this year, not to enact a massive amnesty," said Dan Stein, president of FAIR, in a FAIR news release. "Voter turn-out increased across the board as record numbers of all Americans expressed dissatisfaction with the direction of the country. Immigration policy was clearly not a decisive factor in the presidential election, as it was not discussed during the campaign, and the records of both candidates were nearly identical."


Sixty percent of respondents said tougher enforcement and a crackdown on employers who hire undocumented workers was important to them. Only 21 percent supported a legal path to citizenship for illegals.


Poll Reveals NO Mandate for Amnesty | NumbersUSA
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Pa
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LOL no mandate only because both candidates were pro-illegals. They both intentionally avoided the topic. Why? Because they both had a fear of the hispanic vote.
In other words neither candidate had the guts to stand up for their country and make the hard call.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:44 PM
 
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LOL, what do you expect from a poll commissioned by an anti-immigrant group?
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The Federation for American Immigration Reform had Zogby international conduct a post-election poll and the results show that Americans are against an immigration plan that includes amnesty. The poll revealed that actual voters from the recent election favor tougher enforcement and that amnesty for illegal aliens would "further harm the interests of struggling American workers."
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Exactly. Take this forum for example:
The majority of people who even pay attention to it are either

a.) Obsessed with the immigration topic, thinking it trumps any other issue in this country.

or

b.) Offended by the latter, and want to give a debate and the voice of the opposing view.

Most other people avoid this forum. Either out of disinterest, or turned off many of the attitudes prevalent in this board. I won't say what others have said about the Immigration Forum, because I'm not sure if repeating what a third person said will count as a "personal attack" .

Same thing with that poll, I'm sure.
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