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Polls Show Most Oppose Increased Immigration

From the Daily Caller:

Polls show weak support for Obama’s immigration push

By Neil Munro | July 11, 2013

Two more polls released Thursday show continuing weak public support for President Barack Obama’s top-priority policy of increased immigration.

A Gallup survey showed the number of Americans who want increased immigration is only 25 percent. Another survey from Quinnipiac showed half of Americans opposing the immigration plan.

The Gallup survey of 4,373 adults also reported that 35 percent of Americans want reduced immigration, and 40 percent want immigration to stay level, said the poll, released July 11.

Quinnipiac’s poll showed public support for Obama’s immigration policy remains flat, at 41 percent approval and 50 percent opposition. Only 35 percent of independents support his immigration policies, said the poll.

And yet we’re told that the precious independents must be pleased at all costs.

The Senate-passed immigration bill would roughly double annual immigration to add 46 million immigrants by 2033, and double the annual inflow of university-trained guest workers to more than 500,000 a year…

Not to mention the fact that even the CBO says that the Senate bill will only cut illegal immigration by 25%.

One challenge in polling public opinion is that many Americans do not know the real levels of immigration or the increased immigration levels set by the Senate’s immigration rewrite.

A May poll by Rasmussen Reports showed widespread ignorance of current immigration levels.

One-in-eight Americans believe the inflow of immigrants is only 250,000 people per year, the poll said. The actual rate, based on current net migration rate of 3.64 per 1,000 population, comes to just over 1.1 million per year.

Fifty-six percent of adults believe fewer legal immigrants arrive than illegal immigrants, even though the inflow of illegal immigrants has dropped to almost zero since the housing crash of 2007.

Few media reports about the immigration debate cite numbers about current and project inflows…

Meanwhile, the Republicans are busily trying to shoot themselves in the other foot.

From The Hill:

House Republicans crafting DREAM Act-like immigration bill

By Russell Berman and Molly K. Hooper | July 11, 2013 

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) are drafting legislation to provide a path to citizenship for immigrant children who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents, their offices said Thursday…

They already have a path to citizenship. In fact, it’s the same path that Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz took.

The bill, which a Cantor spokeswoman said is in its “early stages,” would be the first House Republican proposal to address the status of illegal immigrants, but it would not go nearly as far as Democrats want. While the legislation resembles the DREAM Act that is part of the Senate immigration bill, aides said it would not be as broad.

The Senate Dream Act provides an expedited path to citizenship for people brought into the U.S. illegally as children and who have attended college or served in the military. The House GOP proposal, by contrast, could be limited to younger people…

So instead of these illegal aliens being considered ‘children’ up to the age of 30 (as in the Senate bill), the cut-off for the House bill will probably be 26. (Joking. I think.)

Several lawmakers made compelling cases for approving some version of the DREAM Act during Wednesday’s closed-door House GOP meeting on immigration reform.

“It seemed like a lot more people [thought] that if you were brought here as a child and you graduate valedictorian — how can we be against it?,” one veteran lawmaker told The Hill after the meeting. “A lot of people said that and I was surprised.” …

And that is the truly amazing thing about these 30 year old illegal alien ‘children.’ They are all valedictorians.

According to one member of the Republican leadership team who spoke to The Hill on the condition of anonymity, it was apparent at Wednesday’s lengthy meeting that "there was a growing recognition" the GOP needed to deal with the issue.

"I think there’s growing support to deal with that in immigration — that immigration is changing before our eyes because our kids have grown up with these kids, they’re in the families, they’re in the neighborhoods, they are graduating with our kids and it’s like, what the heck are you going to do with a 18-year-old valedictorian who was brought in when they were one or two?," the lawmaker said…

You see? Every last one of them is a valedictorian.

Cantor added, "One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents." …

Tell that to the Congressional Black Caucus.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 12th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Polls Show Most Oppose Increased Immigration”

  1. Noyzmakr says:


  2. GetBackJack says:

    Opposing the Dominant Paradigm doesn’t mean anything to the Dominant Paradigm

    (if voting did any good they’d have outlawed it by now)

  3. AcornsRNutz says:

    I can’t fathom the left simultaneously saying we are overcrowding the earth and that we need more people in America. Bullhockey. We have overpopulated our economy. And we should begin deporting not only illegals, but all these Americans who “refuse to do what illegals do” in our economy. Furthermore, as has been brought up on this site before, the GDP and unemployment figures in Mexico and a good deal of the world make our economy look positively stagnant (mission accomplished obama). Why the hell then does everyone want to come here? Jobs? The American dream? More bull hockey. They want freebies and the government will oblige even as it crushes our economy further. Sick, but it all makes sense through the lens of D’souza (sp?) And his explanation of obama and the American left.

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