Shocker! Americans Still Want Border Secured Over Amnesty

The more things change, the more things stay the same

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters say gaining control of the border is more important in terms of immigration legislation that legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States. Twenty-seven percent (27%) disagree and say legalizing the status of illegal workers is more important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

These numbers are consistent with findings for years. (snip)

Seventy-nine percent (79%) of Republicans and 67% of voters not affiliated with either major political party say securing the border is the more important element of any such legislation. So do 50% of Democrats, but 43% of those in the president’s party take the opposite view.

Then there is the DREAM Act

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters say young people brought here illegally by their parents should be considered lawbreakers. Forty-four percent (44%) disagree and say they not be viewed as breaking the law. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

When it comes to adults, however, voters’ views are much clearer. Seventy-six percent (76%) say adults who enter the United States illegally should be considered lawbreakers. Just 12% disagree, and another 12% are not sure.

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Americans oppose automatic citizenship for a child born in this country to an illegal immigrant.

Of course, the supporters of the DREAM act say that the children will not get automatic citizenship, which, by the text of the law is true. In reality, does anyone think that these illegal kids will actually be forced to fulfill the terms of the DREAM act, particularly when Democrats are in charge? Consider Section 5


(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of Homeland Security may, in the Secretary’s discretion, remove the conditional status of an alien if the alien–

(i) satisfies the requirements of subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) of paragraph (1);

(ii) demonstrates compelling circumstances for the inability to complete the requirements described in paragraph (1)(D); and

(iii) demonstrates that the alien’s removal from the United States would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to the alien or the alien’s spouse, parent, or child who is a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States.

An easy way to just give them citizenship if they satisfy “good moral conduct”, not abandoned their residence in the USA, and satisfied Section 4 (a)(1)(c)…..wait, where the hell is section 4? Strange that it is missing from Thomas. Let’s go to the PDF….OK, written in beauracratese. Anyhow, there are sorts of ways for the Sec. of DHS to waive the requirements, and, any illegal who applies cannot be deported as long as the application is in effect. Think a Democrat will end applications? Hell, the legislation doesn’t even require that they speak, read, and write English.

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7 Responses to “Shocker! Americans Still Want Border Secured Over Amnesty”

  1. captainfish says:

    Best way to destroy the country you hate is to hand it over to the criminals while destroying its economic base.

  2. JakeG says:

    Makes sense to me. I look at it this way. If I want to stop water from pouring into my house, the first thing I’m going to do is shut the f’n door. Then I’ll go about the task of mopping up the water. Working it in reverse means you’ll need alot more mops. Might as well put big giant “vacancy” sites up in neon, all along the border.

    Never before has “Remember the Alamo” meant so much.

  3. captainfish says:

    I have always believed that I will be fully agreeable to open borders, when the liberals and the Hollywood actors and elite open up their homes and lands to everyone including illegals first.

    When they freely open their doors and their kitchens and their pocketbooks to their invited guests, then I will do the same to our border.

  4. Trish says:

    gitar and jake have nicely said what I would have.
    A nation is only as secure as its borders, and our borders are so porous we are endangering ourselves more, each and every day.
    While folks on the left keep braying about this dream act, and wanting to give rights to illegals who trampled over our constitution as they trampled over our borders; they would be the first to complain if anyone broke into their home and stole their TVs Ipods and other stuff of value to them.
    Stop the nightmare!

  5. John Ryan says:

    ahhh Trish not all criminals are illegals as I am sure that you know CaptainFish sure hates him those “elites” flying around in their own jet airplanes and hiring illegals to wash their limos. Teach when are YOU going to demand proof of citizenship before doing business with anyone looking foreign ?

  6. Trish says:

    I’m sure John meant not all ILLEGALs are CRIMINALS, but point of fact, by virtue of being here illegally, they are indeed criminals. Perhaps not by your standards; but if a terrorist came over that border (which they do regularly) I’m sure even John would want them caught and imprisoned, not hugged and given a big ol’ party.

  7. captainfish says:

    “but if a terrorist came over that border (which they do regularly) I’m sure even John would want them caught and imprisoned, not hugged and given a big ol’ party.”

    I’m not so sure about that trish.

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