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Public Doesn’t Want Obama To Speed Up Deportations

From Reuters:

Obama vow to speed deportation of children at odds with public opinion

By Rebecca Elliott and Jon Herskovitz | August 10, 2014

WASHINGTON/McALLEN Texas (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s pledge to fast-track the deportation of migrant children from Central America is out of step with the opinion of a majority of Americans, who say the children should be allowed to stay in the United States, at least for a while.

What BS. In fact, this is a double scoop of BS. Obama isn’t speeding up any deportations. And every previous poll has found that the public wants these illegal aliens deported ASAP. (Meaning, PDQ.)

Anyway, we would sure like the see the question(s) Reuters asked to elicit this response. Which, of course, is the response they wanted.

Unfortunately, Reuters does not link to the actual questionnaire, and we couldn’t find it online. (The most recent poll on the Reuters/Ipsos website is from last week, which has strikingly different results.)

The results of a Reuters/Ipsos poll highlight the complexity of the child migrant issue for Obama, who has sought to emphasize his compassion while also insisting that his administration plans to send home most of the children, many of whom have fled violence in their homelands.

There is nothing complex about this at all.

The poll, conducted on July 31-Aug. 5, found that 51 percent of Americans believe the unaccompanied children being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border should be allowed to remain in the country for some length of time.

51%, huh? How handy.

That included 38 percent who thought the unaccompanied youngsters should be sheltered and cared for until it was deemed safe for them to return home. Thirteen percent said the children should be allowed to stay in the United States, while 32 percent said the children should be immediately deported…

Again, this does not match any of the previous polls we have seen. This is an outlier, if not outright lying.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that 48 percent of Democrats believe the children should be cared for until it is safe for them to return home, against 30 percent of Republicans and 37 percent of people who identified themselves as independents…

The question of where and how to house the children while they await deportation hearings has stirred strong responses in some communities where shelters were planned. There were fears the youngsters could bring crime and disease to neighborhoods and create an extra burden on public finances.

Flag-waving demonstrations took place in border cities like Oracle, Arizona while local government in communities such as such as Murrieta, California, and League City, Texas, voted to reject any plan to build shelters.

But the survey showed that the opposition to housing the children is not as widespread as the anti-immigrant images that dominated the media in recent weeks may have suggested.

What "anti-immigrant images." We only saw people protesting the federal government funneling for illegal aliens into their communities, whom they will have to feed and shelter.

Asked if they supported allowing the unaccompanied minors to be temporarily relocated to their communities, 41 percent said they would support such a step, while 48 percent said they opposed it…

Another number we don’t believe.

"There are these really passionate, smaller pieces of the population that are really loud about it, but the broader public is much more ambivalent," Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson said…

We don’t believe that, either. In fact, we can’t remember another recent issue that has gotten people more up in arms.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, August 11th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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