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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Polls on Immigration

I have said my piece about Immigration on three separate posts listed below:

Immigration Bill Dies: Try ENFORCEMENT

Illegal Immigration: ENFORCING OUR LAWS

Continuing with Immigration Thread

The titles alone should tell you that I think we should enforce the freaking laws we already have instead of creating more laws that will conflict with the existing laws.

With all that said, I am not the only one that feels this way, not at all.

Today Rasmussen came out with a polls that shows that only 20% of American voters wish to see this new immigration bill do anything but die a natural death.

69% of voters favors securing our borders only approach or as Rasmussen puts it:

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of voters would favor an approach that focuses exclusively on “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.


The Senate immigration reform bill that failed last week was far more popular in Congress than among the American people. It was strongly opposed by a cross-section of the nation’s voters. At the end, just 23% of voters favored the legislation.

Those in favor of the new Amnesty immigration bill will wave that poll away saying "its only one poll".


This Rasmussen polls simply backs up the latest Fox News poll done on June 7th and those that also wish to wave that one away can also see that in April on the 24th there was also a UPI-Zogby International poll done that says basically the same thing.


A 58 percent majority says the United States needs to enforce the current laws, while 34 percent think the country’s immigration laws need to be completely overhauled.

Among Republicans, 65 percent think the solution to the illegal immigration problem is to enforce the country’s existing laws, while 62 percent of independents and 50 percent of Democrats feel this way.


WASHINGTON, April 24 Nearly 60 percent of UPI-Zogby International poll participants said enforcement of current U.S. laws is the best way to fight illegal immigration.

The 5,932 U.S. residents who took part in the Zogby interactive poll April 13-16 clearly consider the enforcement of existing immigration laws a better option over "creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants." Among the existing laws are measures that allow for the deportation of illegal immigrants and the prosecution of people who illegally employ workers.

What a novel concept huh? ENFORCE THE DAMN LAWS WE HAVE.

A letter reprinted at says it perfectly:

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The new immigration bill being touted by the White House needs to be voted down. This nation is a nation of law. Illegal aliens have broken our laws by entering this country illegally.

Illegal immigrants are often referred to as "undocumented workers." Would you call drug smugglers and drug dealers "undocumented pharmacists?" I think not! Big corporations are pressuring our representatives in Washington for some type of amnesty for illegal immigrants. Big corporations exploit illegal immigrants as a cheap labor source. The illegal immigrants in turn suppress the wages of our working class because they are willing to work for less than poverty level wages.

The churches are also involved in pressuring for passage of amnesty legislation. Why not help the poor in their own Latin American countries? Wouldn't it be more fitting to work to bring a higher standard of living to Central and South America rather than subject the masses to labor exploitation in the United States?

Since the year 2000, the Hispanic population in North Carolina has risen by 57 percent. Do you really think that they are all legal? There are an estimated 12 to 20 million illegal immigrants in this country. Think of it: 12 to 20 million.

"How do you deport 12 to 20 million people?" I have heard Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ask. I say, "How about trying one at a time?" Either we are a nation of laws or we are not.

Please write or call or e-mail your representatives in Washington and tell them to enforce our current immigration laws and control our borders and vote down this latest attempt at amnesty.


Elizabeth City
(Emphasis mine)

Congressman Sali writes an opinion for AG Weekly that says:

When I travel Idaho’s First Congressional District, one comment I always hear is, "Bill, stand firm in your position on immigration. Do not accept amnesty as a solution to the immigration problem."

I have heard the message of my constituents, and I wholeheartedly agree. Amnesty is the wrong solution. Amnesty is no solution.

Representing Idahoans in Washington, D.C., has strengthened my resolve. Plainly our immigration problems represent another failing of our federal government, which has not done enough to protect our borders. That is precisely the kind of government failure that I came to fight in Washington.

Illegal immigration is just that, illegal the people who come here illegally are breaking our laws. And we will not continue to be a sovereign, well-ordered society without requiring respect for the rule of law. The law must be respected and obeyed by everyone.

A number of federal agencies are charged with enforcing our immigration, workplace and visa laws. But far too frequently, our federal government has only been consistent in its unwillingness to perform that basic and essential function.

Go read the rest but I am sure you get the point...we need to stop worrying about immigration reform and start enforcing the laws we have on the difficult is this to understand in Washington?

Once in a while we see a story like this where we say, YEAH, thats what needs to be done, but how often? How often do we actually enforce our immigrations law, the laws already on the books? How often do we see stories where the laws of immigration actually get enforced?

Now they want to create new laws that will counter or nullify the old laws so they do not have to enforce the letter of the law.

They are playing a game and trying to appear like they are accomplishing something and hoping that the American people do not notice....guess what?

WE DO, take a look at the polls listed above, not only do we notice, we are telling you straight out.... ENFORCE THE FREAKING LAWS.

We cannot force Congress, Senate and the Administration to do this because as I have stated before, we are a Republic that has a democratic election process and once we cast our votes, we don't get a say in the laws enacted until another election comes up...but what we can and will do is tell our politicians straight up:

With this important issue, we the votes, we the people, will NOT vote for you and in my case, I will do everything in my limited power to see to it that others do not vote for you also if you even attempt to pass this travesty of an immigration bill before you FULLY enforce the laws already on the books.

I will work continuously, donate profusely to your opponents, blog every day and remind people of your votes.

This is my promise and as one of those that can claim the status of "we the people", I assure you, OUR power, which we only get during elections, will indeed be felt on election day.