Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Immigration and Approval

The immigration shamnesty bill is apparently not dead. that is a disappointment. However, there is hope. Rasmussen polls reported today that support for the bill is far greater amongst Congress than American voters.

Rasmussen says on their website,
Just 20% of American voters want Congress to try and pass the immigration reform bill that failed in the Senate last week.


Sixty-nine percent (69%) of voters would favor an approach that focuses exclusively on “exclusively on securing the border and reducing illegal immigration.” Support for the enforcement only approach comes from 84% of Republicans, 55% of Democrats, and 69% of those not affiliated with either major party.

In a related study, Rasmussen found that President Bush's approvals dipped to 33 percent when immigration is the major topic. However, interestingly, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's favorable rating is merely half of that, coming in at a measly 19 percent.

This should tell Congress that it might be better to wait and put together something that the public approves of, as opposed to trying to please the illegal alien lobby. It would help, of course, if our elected officials would actually realize that illegals have no right to be in this country and that there are many well-qualified, would-be legal immigrants who have patiently waited and done things thAT right way that should be given the privilege of US residence before a bunch of uneducated criminals.

Don't let this monstrosity become law. Contact your congressman and let him or her know your displeasure with this bill now. As Michelle Malkin has tirelessly documented, the current state of affairs is to game the system to let the illegal win. This is reprehensible. But the only way to kill this thing is to stay vigilant. And step one is to kill this immigration bill. Don't forget to ask your elected officials, "What part of "illegal" do you fail to understand?"

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