Monday, March 27, 2006

Americans want illegal entries stopped today

Does anyone smell the winning side of an election year issue?

Forget the numbers of protesters which, impressive as they are, are miniscule on a national scale. Besides, the people who are in favor of enforcing immigration limits do not normally attend protests, so their numbers are hidden.

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 findings in recent polling:

_ 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.

For all you politicians who need a poll to give you backbone, here it is.

Do something right for a change.


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