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Congress: Say No to Amnesty and Yes to Enforcing Our Immigration Laws

July 20, 2011
The Moral Liberal
7/18/2011

Liberty Alerts, JBS.org Freedom Campaign

American voters are more concerned than ever over illegal immigration. The Gallup poll has asked Americans about the “Importance of Controlling U.S. Borders to Halt the Flow of Illegal Immigrants Into the U.S.” twice in 2006, once in 2010, and again in June 2011. The results for the first three polls showed 43, 44, and 42% said that the need for government action to halt the flow of illegal immigrants at the borders was “extremely important.” When asked the same question in June this year, a striking 53% considered government action to stop illegal immigration to be “extremely important,” an 11-point increase in the past year alone. Another 29% consider such action to be “very important,” 12% “moderately important,” while only 7% say it is “not that important.”

A recent Rasmussen poll found that 64% of likely voters say that gaining control of our borders is more important than legalizing the status of (otherwise known as granting amnesty to) illegal immigrants. Thirty-one percent (31%) disagree and think legalization should come first. Other recent Rasmussen polls have revealed: Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters say it’s better to enforce existing immigration laws than to create new laws to control illegal immigration; Sixty-one percent (61%) oppose automatic citizenship for children born in the United States to women who are here illegally; and Fifty-seven percent (57%) think the federal government’s policies and practices encourage illegal immigration.

Nonetheless, even though a solid majority of the American public favors fixing the illegal immigration problem by controlling our borders as the top priority, President Obama and Democratic congressional leaders continue to propose and introduce “comprehensive immigration reform” (amnesty) bills even as our borders remain open.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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