Friday, August 08, 2014

Vast majority of Americans say illegal immigration is threatening the nation’s culture and economy


From Reuters comes this shock poll: Americans worry that illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy. The shock is, Americans are right! It’s been a while, I wish they could have been right in, oh, I don’t know, say, 2008 or 2012?!

But this poll will also be shocking to President Obama or any other person advocating for amnesty for illegals – the country is NOT on your side! Americans want immigration reform, yes – but not amnesty – they want prevention and enforcement reformed so that it actually works.

More details from Reuters:
(Reuters) – As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening the nation’s culture and economy.

Seventy percent of Americans – including 86 percent of Republicans – believe undocumented immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs, according to the poll.

The findings suggest immigration could join Obamacare – the healthcare insurance overhaul – and the economy as hot button issues that encourage more Republicans to vote in November’s congressional election.

With Congress failing to agree on broad immigration reforms, Obama could act alone in the next few weeks to give work permits to up to 5 million undocumented immigrants and delay some deportations, according to media reports.

Hispanic and liberal voters would welcome that, but the online survey suggests much of the rest of the nation may not.

Despite arguments from the White House and groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that legal immigration benefits business, 63 percent of people in the online survey also said immigrants place a burden on the economy.

While the economy and Obamacare remain the key concerns of voters, immigration has become more of an issue in recent months because of intense media coverage of a surge of illegal migrants, including tens of thousands of children, flooding into the United States from Central America.
It’s never good for Obama when his policy results are revealed instead of his promises.

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