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Old 04-12-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: ...at a 3AM epiphany
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I think the sleeping Giant has awakened...

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In a poll conducted by CNN/Opinion Research Corporation, 66% of Americans surveyed said that obtaining citizenship should not be made easier for illegal immigrants. The rest - 33% - disagreed and said that processes should be made easier to follow.
Should Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants Be Easier? 66% Say No | Benzinga.com


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"Virtually all major subgroups oppose making it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens, at least in the abstract," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Specific legislation that puts limits on the ability to gain citizenship has sometimes met with favor in the past if it restricts the number who can apply and penalizes them for staying in the country illegally. But the overall principle remains unpopular."
Then-President George W. Bush supported a bipartisan effort to overhaul U.S. immigration laws four years ago, proposing to set up a path to legal status for the estimated 11 million people currently in the United States without authorization.
But those measures were criticized as establishing "amnesty" for illegal immigrants, and legislation Bush supported died with a Senate filibuster – one led by members of his own party but joined by more than a dozen Democrats.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...id=4WAObRzUxxz

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Old 04-13-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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That is a much more believable poll than one taken in a barrio in Texas.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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That is a much more believable poll than one taken in a barrio in Texas.
I'd say CNN would seem reputable to many, yet will hypocritically be flawed in eyes of those blindly supporting a cause destroying this Nation. Yes, I always do look at the source of said polls.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:33 AM
 
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So what does it mean? Most don't want citizenship for illegal immigrants to be easy, but they certainly are not against them gaining citizenship if they have to go through rigorous steps to obtain it.

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"Virtually all major subgroups oppose making it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens, at least in the abstract," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Specific legislation that puts limits on the ability to gain citizenship has sometimes met with favor in the past if it restricts the number who can apply and penalizes them for staying in the country illegally.
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According to the poll, 52 percent are sympathetic to illegal immigrants and their families, down five points from 2006, with 47 percent unsympathetic, up eight points from four years ago.
"There are minor demographic differences on the sympathy question," says Holland. "For example, women appear slightly more sympathetic than men. But the biggest difference is the partisan breakdown. Two-thirds of Democrats say they sympathize with illegal immigrants, compared to roughly half of Independents and only one in four Republicans."
CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Should path for citizenship be made easier for illegal immigrants? - Blogs from CNN.com

This issue is not as black and white as some on this board would make us believe.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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That is a much more believable poll than one taken in a barrio in Texas.
What bario in Texas was a poll taken?
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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What bario in Texas was a poll taken?
You tell me. The CNN numbers are pretty concrete and weigh exactly how the poll was taken. If you set up a poll on a corner in some barrio what kind of responses do you think they would get? The ones you approve of right?
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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So what does it mean? Most don't want citizenship for illegal immigrants to be easy, but they certainly are not against them gaining citizenship if they have to go through rigorous steps to obtain it.

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Should path for citizenship be made easier for illegal immigrants? - Blogs from CNN.com

This issue is not as black and white as some on this board would make us believe.
Its a easy question, would you like to make it easier...

66% said no.

more interesting 34% of respondents want to make it easier.

of the 66% what percentage want to keep it as is...as easy as it is NOW?
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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You tell me. The CNN numbers are pretty concrete and weigh exactly how the poll was taken. If you set up a poll on a corner in some barrio what kind of responses do you think they would get? The ones you approve of right?
those are your words...now you dont want to back your words? what poll was taken in a bario in Texas?
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Its a easy question, would you like to make it easier...

66% said no.

more interesting 34% of respondents want to make it easier.

of the 66% what percentage want to keep it as is...as easy as it is NOW?
It would be interesting to know how many of that 34% employ illegals, peddle illegals, are illegals, or have illegal relatives and friends. Most citizens who support illegal immigration either profit from it, or have close personal relationships with illegals.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Wouldn't the more intelligent of us, be saying the right answer which is NO. No freaking way.
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