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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Polls: Illegals a Serious Problem in U.S.

"Most people in the United States think illegal immigration is a serious problem. A solid majority oppose making it easier for illegal immigrants to become legal workers or citizens.

Some 59 percent say they oppose allowing illegal immigrants to apply for legal, temporary-worker status, an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll found.

More than six in 10, 62 percent, say they oppose making it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Nine in 10 in that poll say they consider immigration to be a serious problem - with 57 percent of those polled saying very serious.

Three-fourths say the United States is not doing enough along its borders to keep illegal immigrants out, a Time Magazine poll found."

And that is the heart of the matter. 75% is an astounding majority. We can debate all we want and nothing gets accomplished. And in the event some new legislation comes out of the debate, then what? We don't enforce the laws we presently have, what makes us think that new laws will be enforced any better?

And all the while as this goes on, an estimated half million to a million come across the border yearly. Debates have a way of sidetracking us from tackling the real issue - the border issue. Border enforcement needs to be seriously addressed - and soon - and the debate on what to do with those already here can be placed on the back burner.

I personally have no desire to deport a 55 year old illegal immigrant and his 55 year old wife who have been living here for 35 years who have not committed any felonies, who are, and have been, employed for 35 years and have raised children here.

But I do want to put a halt to this process so we don't have to wrangle with this kind of dilemma again tomorrow and next year and a decade from now.


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