Thursday, May 13, 2010



The public broadly supports a new Arizona law aimed at dealing with illegal immigration and the law’s provisions giving police increased powers to stop and detain people who are suspected of being in the country illegally. Fully 73% say they approve of requiring people to produce documents verifying their legal status if police ask for them. Two-thirds (67%) approve of allowing police to detain anyone who cannot verify their legal status, while 62% approve of allowing police to question people they think may be in the country illegally.
In the current survey, 76% of Republicans disapprove of Obama’s handling of immigration policy, while just 8% approve. Independents disapprove of Obama’s job on the issue by more than two-to-one (57% to 25%). Even among Democrats, as many disapprove (38%) as approve (37%) of the way he is handling the issue, while a quarter (25%) offer no opinion.
Ponder for one minute what the Obama/Liberal Democrat position on illegal immigration would be if the illegals were potential Republican/Conservative voters.


Darrell Michaels said...

Your last sentence says it all. Democrats would be all for law and order and enforcing our borders were the majority of these illegals conservative and apt to vote Republican.

Joaquin said...

Sure, but how do we explain the open-border Republicans like McCain of just a few years ago and Dick Armey??
Even Ron Paul, whom many consider a conservative has come out for open borders.

Murali said...

The American people want two things when it comes to immigration: 1) border control and 2) immigration reform. Some of these polls make it seem like most of the U.S. population is anti-immigrant. That is not true. Being for border control does not make one anti-immigrant.

Joaquin said...

I don't know of anyone that is against common sense immigration.
What has been allowed to happen on the Mexican border is a travesty to the immigration history of the US