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Old 07-09-2014, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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WASHINGTON -- Immigration reform has flatlined in Congress but Florida voters overwhelmingly support changes and reject the Republican contention that a lack of enforcement of current law is reason not to act, a new poll released Wednesday shows.

Sixty-seven percent of voters said they support a plan that secures the borders, mandates employee verification, expands work visas and provides a path to citizenship for young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents while providing other undocumented residents legal status, according to the poll for the pro-reform Partnership for a New American Economy.


Seventy-six percent dismissed the GOP argument about a lack of enforcement being reason not to move on immigration reform. Nearly as many, 71 percent, said they would rather vote for a presidential candidate from a political party that supports immigration reform.

The results were released as part of a “national day of action” by immigration reform groups. The Florida survey found 76 percent of voters think it is very important or somewhat important for Congress to act this year.

Read more here: WASHINGTON: Florida poll shows broad public support for immigration reform - Florida - MiamiHerald.com
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:19 PM
 
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It doesn't matter. It won't happen. It's easier to saber rattle about a wall and get donations because of it than actually fix something. There's a lot of risk to Republicans right now if they actually do something.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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It doesn't matter. It won't happen. It's easier to saber rattle about a wall and get donations because of it than actually fix something. There's a lot of risk to Republicans right now if they actually do something.
Yes, they gamble that keeping the problem gets them more votes than fixing it.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Yes, they gamble that keeping the problem gets them more votes than fixing it.
Fixing it sounds a lot to me like just letting the illegals come in and get comfortable. E-verify is not going to stop employment of them and unless you do that you can not control the influx. AZ has e-verify laws for some time now. It's worked well in fast food, but in construction, the builders just use subs who hire illegals off the books. Other industries just ignore the law. There is no enforcement to speak of because the money boys are profiting. Sorry, but the government has a terrible track record on immigration reform. Lots is said, much proclaimed, but little is accomplished. This time would be no different I am afraid.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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Isn't Florida mostly immigrants?
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Sorry, but the government has a terrible track record on immigration reform. Lots is said, much proclaimed, but little is accomplished. This time would be no different I am afraid.
Well, it is not expected to accomplish anything since it has been sitting on Boehners desk for over a year, and it will sit there for long time to come.

If you don't want the government to fix it, then why do you complain about the government not fixing it
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Isn't Florida mostly immigrants?
No.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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Even if immigration reform was law, it would have done NOTHING to stop what is happening now. Our government will not take the steps necessary to close the border. The Congress and the President can't even get together to change the law that has allowed these children to come in unchecked. Until they secure the border why pass useless laws? So a politician or party can feel good about themselves?
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:46 PM
 
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A poll only done in 1 state on a national issue isn't worth the paper it is printed on.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Florida
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A poll only done in 1 state on a national issue isn't worth the paper it is printed on.
Florida is below national numbers. Nationwide the number is 80%. Does the Congress listen? Apparently not.

In Utah it is 83%

83% of Utahns say Congress needs to act now on immigration reform

83% of Utahns say Congress needs to act now on immigration reform | Deseret News
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