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Old 06-10-2007, 01:31 PM
 
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So I don't get accused more of listening to the "liberal media" I figured I would post a link to a poll the "fair and balanced" Fox News conducted.

FOXNews.com - FOX News Poll: Public Says Enforce Existing Immigration Laws - Polls | AP Polls | Gallup Poll | Opinion Polls

This was in your poll:}
By 55 percent to 34 percent, Americans support the government raids on businesses that employ large numbers of illegal immigrants.

Finally, most Americans oppose giving Mexico special preference by allowing a larger number of Mexican immigrants to come to the United States. Fully 84 percent think Mexico should be treated the same as all other countries.

Not sure I would trust the news media anyway, they sometimes have their own agenda.
It wasn't MY poll, but the poll shows that the MAJORITY favors a system that allows illegal immigrants to become legal residents vs. deportation ("If it were possible to locate most of the illegal immigrants in the United States, half of Americans (51 percent) say they would favor setting up a system for them to become legal residents, though a sizable minority — 39 percent — favors deporting as many as possible.")

Did you read the other polls? I'm all for the enforcement though, just don't think rounding everybody up and deporting them is the way to go.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:33 PM
 
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FOXNEWS.COM HOME > FOX NEWS POLLS


"FOX News Poll: Public Says Enforce Existing Immigration Laws"

Is this the poll you are talking about??????
Yes - that's the one I believe, see link.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:34 PM
 
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Not just republicans are against this bill. Democrats are as well. Let me word that better AMERICANS do not want amnesty. Not one single person I have talked to, republican or democrat wants any of this.
You need to get out more. Apparently the group of people you talk to is not exactly representative of real America...

Q: If you had to choose, what do you think should happen to most illegal immigrants who have lived and worked in the United States for at least two years? They should be given a chance to keep their jobs and eventually apply for legal status. OR, They should be deported back to their native country.

A: Chance to Keep Jobs = 62 Deported = 33 Unsure = 5

Q: Would you favor or oppose allowing illegal immigrants who came into the country before January to apply for a four-year visa that could be renewed, as long as they pay a $5,000 fine, a fee, show a clean work record and pass a criminal background check?

A: Favor = 67 Oppose = 28 Unsure = 5

Q: Would you favor or oppose a program allowing people from other countries to be guest workers in the U.S. for a temporary period of time, and then be required to return to their home country?

A: Favor = 66 Oppose = 30 Unsure = 4
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:39 PM
 
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To quote the polling report ...



Immigration
To quote more from the same source:

"If you had to choose, what do you think should happen to most illegal immigrants who have lived and worked in the United States for at least two years? They should be given a chance to keep their jobs and eventually apply for legal status. OR, They should be deported back to their native country."

Chance to Keep Jobs - 62%
Deported - 33%
Unsure - 5%

"Would you favor or oppose allowing illegal immigrants who came into the country before January to apply for a four-year visa that could be renewed, as long as they pay a $5,000 fine, a fee, show a clean work record and pass a criminal background check?"

Favor - 67%
Oppose - 28%
Unsure - 5%

"Creating a program that would allow illegal immigrants already living in the United States for a number of years to stay in this country and apply for U.S. citizenship if they had a job and paid back taxes"

Favor - 80%
Oppose - 19%
Unsure - 1%

"Which comes closest to your view about what government policy should be toward illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States? Should the government deport all illegal immigrants back to their home country, allow illegal immigrants to remain in the United States in order to work but only for a limited amount of time, or allow illegal immigrants to remain in the United States and become U.S. citizens but only if they meet certain requirements over a period of time?"

Deport All - 24%
Remain for Limited Time - 15%
Remain if Meet Certain Requirements - 59%
Unsure - 2%
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:51 PM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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If you listened to the senate debates one of the strongest speeches against illegal immigration and for American workers was by Clair McCaskill a Democrat. She was not the only Democrat that remembered it was American citizens that voted them into office, not Mexican citizens. Someone should send her a dozen roses.
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Old 06-10-2007, 02:33 PM
 
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The only people that need to be rounded up are the employers.
Once you jail the employers the remaining ones would rather die than go to jail to save a little on labor costs.
Once the jobs dry up the illegals will self deport.
This costs the government nothing other than the costs of enforcing the laws which should already be in their budgets.
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