Poll Shows You're Right
Rasmussen Reports that polling indicates what you've known all along: Americans want our Immigration Laws enforced. They want the fence built too but employer sanctions are strongly supported by the American people.
If a person wants to rent an apartment, should they be required to show documents proving they are legally in the U.S.?
Yes - 74%
No - 17%
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of American adults favor a proposal requiring employers to fire workers who falsify identity documents. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 9% are opposed while 12% are not sure.
The survey was conducted as the Bush Administration announced a series of proposals designed to crack down on illegal immigration. One proposal would require companies to fire workers if proper documents are not provided by the employee within 90 days. While this proposal has upset some immigrant-rights leaders, most Americans would like to go even further74% believe that if a person wants to rent an apartment they should be required to provide documents proving they are in the country legally. Just 17% are opposed.
Earlier this year, the Senate finally bowed to public pressure and rejected a comprehensive immigration reform bill that was popular among the political elite but unpopular with just about everybody else. The latest Bush Administration push on enforcement may be another concession to public opinion. Had the increased border enforcement measures been initiated a few years earlier, there might have been more public support for the comprehensive reform package favored by the President.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Americans believe it is Very Important to improve border enforcement and reduce illegal immigration. That view is held by 80% of Republicans, 62% of Democrats, and 64% of those not affiliated with either major political party. Those figures are little changed from earlier in the year.
The government currently has little credibility in this arena. Just 12% of Americans believe the federal government is doing enough to secure the border and reduce illegal immigration. Seventy-one percent (71%) say it is not doing enough. Skepticism about the governments commitment to border enforcement led to the defeat of comprehensive immigration reform earlier this year. While voters looked saw a reduction in illegal immigration as the primary goal of reform, just 16% believed the Senate legislation would accomplish that goal. Forty-one percent (41%) actually thought the Senate bill would lead to an increase in illegal immigration.
During the debate in the Senate, advocates of the comprehensive reform proposal appeared primarily interested in the provisions in the bill that would legalize the status of illegal aliens already living in the United States. Just 28% of Americans consider that goal to be Very Important. Thirty-six percent (36%) of Democrats say its Very Important to legalize the status of undocumented workers. That view is shared by 22% of Republicans and 23% of those not affiliated with either major political party.
Como se dice, I need a Kleenex en espanol?
And the NYTimes chimes in with more and more immigration sob stories, designed to downplay the resoudingly negative impact that illegal immigration has, and is continuing to have on our society, our country and our economy.
They interviewed Ms. Gomez the mother of the alledged murderers and sexual predator illegal aliens who killed those 4 teens in Newark, NJ last week. Of course, she has "no idea" what's going on and has the attitude that she has no control over anything in her life. And, like all good ghetto Mamas, she's going to support her children with every fiber of her very being:
|She said she was especially worried about her younger son. I have a child in the streets, she said. Hes just a boy. Hes not accustomed to being out on his own. She said it was hard to believe that her teenager could have been involved in a killing. If my little son made that mistake, I will have to fight for him, she said, but added, The bigger one is beyond help.|
Where's the Goddamn Fence already?
Bush is pulling personnel off the border and doing his best to forestall its construction, so the US Border Patrol is asking its agents for voluteers in lending a hand on getting it erected:
The U.S. Border Patrol is asking for volunteers among its agents to help build fences on the U.S.-Mexico border, even as President Bush is withdrawing half the National Guard troops he sent there last year to build fences.
And all this on the One year anniversary of the illegal alien "activist" who has been holed up in a Westside Church who now says she will leave the church and participate in a march in Washington, D.C.
Will an ICE agent please go arrest her as soon as she steps outside the building? Thanks.
A spokesperson for the Illinois Minuteman Project was interviewed this morning on Fox News, in response to this illegal immigrant story. She made a great point - We wouldn't have a "budget crisis" in Illinois if we didn't spend billions every year supporting Illegals in Illinois.