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Poll: More than half of all Americans think illegal immigrants should be deported Comments

According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, many Americans have very strong feelings about illegal immigrants and immigration reform. More than half of U.S. citizens believe that most or all of the country's 11 million illegal immigrants should be deported. The survey shows resistance to easing immigration laws in spite of the biggest push for reform in Congress since 2007. Continue Reading

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  1. Robert Burford
    2 years ago

    I do not think we should deport illegal aliens. Especially not with a mouth full of food. We have a symbiotic relationship. They do the work our country does not want to do. We take advantage of them and we should be ashamed of ourselves. One thing that needs to be done is to change the law or policy that says that if you are born in the United States you are a citizen. Then change the laws to give honest hard working people the chance and path to citizenship to include their children. We do not have the resources or manpower to patrol our borders to the south. People will just come into this country another way.

  2. Annmarie
    2 years ago


    A nationwide, mandatory e-verify program with large fines actually imposed and collected on employers would result in more self deporation. We could then handle the hard cases.

    It would free up jobs for America's young people, and seniors in this devastating downturn of the economy.

  3. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Darth, respectfully, I fond that nonsensical. How are we going to fund and man an operation of that scale?

  4. Brian
    2 years ago

    We don't have to locate, round up, incarcerate, process, and deport, though it truely wouldn't be that hard... we have national guard and reserves for a reason. We simply crack down on businesses that hire the illegals. If they can't find work, they will leave. Make penalties and fines harder to deal with and start punishing business owners in ways that make them less likely to hire the cheap labor. Make it illegal to rent property to people that can't prove citizenship, unless on a student visa or other such plan. Then do away with the anchor baby policy. If at least one parrent is not an American citizen, then the child cannot be either. For a few years when my wife and I were much younger, and just starting out, we had to fight tooth and nail for programs like WIC when illegals in our area just kept pumping out babies and using the government programs that were put in place to help citizens like my wife and me. Sorry, don't mean to rant, but this actually hits pretty cose to home.

  5. DarthJ
    2 years ago

    Karl, it's only "not plausible" because the government hasn't tried to do it yet. It's interesting to note that Mexico deports their illegal immigrants as well.

  6. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    It mystifies me that there are actually intelligent, reasonable people out here who actually prestnd to believe that we can reasonably expect to locate, round up, incarcerate, process, and deport illegal immigrants from the US.
    It's simply not realistic; we have neither the manpower nor the resources. And the only way to empower local law enforcement to do so is to violate the Constitution.
    so... now what?

  7. DarthJ
    2 years ago

    Pat Buchanan's (a good Catholic) "Suicide of a Superpower" is a great resource to understanding this issue.

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