Rasmussen: Majority Favor “Enforcement Only” Immigration Plan

Rasmussen:

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of voters would favor an approach that focuses “exclusively on securing the border and reducing illegal immigration.” Support for the enforcement only approach comes from 84% of Republicans, 55% of Democrats, and 69% of those not affiliated with either major party.
Overall, just 21% are opposed to the enforcement-only approach.

Victor Davis Hanson explains the public mood:

Millions of fair-minded white, African-, Mexican- and Asian-Americans fear that we are not assimilating millions of aliens from south of the border as fast as they are crossing illegally from Mexico.

I think many Americans would even be willing to give those illegal immigrants currently in the U.S. a pass–yes, amnesty–if they could trust that the government would really make the border more secure. But they don’t trust the political class. Thus, the majority of Americans are having a Jerry Maguire, “show us the money” moment. The politicians have to prove they are serious about controlling illegal immigration. The message is this: earn our trust by fixing the border, then we can talk about reforming the current system.

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Greg
Greg
14 years ago

“I think many Americans would even be willing to give those illegal immigrants currently in the U.S. a pass–yes, amnesty–if they could trust that the government would really make the border more secure”
If I was 95% confident that the border was secure and we weren’t going to be here AGAIN in 20 years, yeah let ’em stay. It’s the principle of ‘Let ’em stay and it will encourage another 20 million of them to sneak over and wait for the next amnesty’ that I have a real problem with.
And Ted Kennedy knows that’s what he did the last two times and he knows that’s what he’s trying to pull again. The big difference this time is the 24 hour news cycle and the internet and WE know that’s what his fat head is thinking.

Mike
Mike
14 years ago

Republicans had 6 years to enforce borders. They CHOSE not to, while installing a dictatorial regime on its own citizens. Nothing short of treasonous.

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