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Reuters) – More than half of U.S. citizens believe that most or all of the country’s 11 million illegal immigrants should be deported, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday that highlights the difficulties facing lawmakers trying to reform the U.S. immigration system.
The online survey shows resistance to easing immigration laws despite the biggest push for reform in Congress since 2007.
Thirty percent of those polled think that most illegal immigrants, with some exceptions, should be deported, while 23 percent believe all illegal immigrants should be deported.
Only 5 percent believe all illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the United States legally, and 31 percent want most illegal immigrants to stay.
So the COUNTDOWN continues as the US Supreme Court’s latest session nears its end.
OBAMACARE was not among the Court decisions released this morning, but with just days left, the decision is forthcoming.
Over at the DOJ, AG Eric Holder haggles with Congress of the release of the documents relating to the botched “Fast and Furious” operation that has left AT LEAST ONE American dead as a result of the failure to monitor the operation properly.
Then there was Friday’s mid-afternoon political ploy, with Barack Obama circumventing the laws passed by Congress regarding the immigartion status of those who came here as children, albeit illegally. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) summed up the actions of the Democrats regarding comprehensive immigration reform by saying that when Obama had the House and the Senate, he did nothing on immigration, despite campaign promises. That is because Democrats DO NOT want immigration reform, because it makes good political fodder EVERY election. The President’s Friday Immigration ploy is just like his gay marriage “evolution”: PANDERING !!!
So WHAT SAY YOU!!!??
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Friday that President Obama’s half-uncle, an illegal immigrant who was picked up but has reportedly been released from jail, appears to have benefited from the new “backdoor amnesty” the administration announced last month.
“It appears there is a double standard — one for President Obama’s family and one for everyone else,” Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, said. “Last year, President Obama’s illegal immigrant aunt was granted asylum and now his illegal immigrant uncle has been released from [the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency] custody, even though he was arrested by authorities for drunk driving.”
Mr. Smith said the case will be the first “test case” for a new Homeland Security policy announced last month that gives immigration authorities more discretion to let illegal immigrants go, rather than pursue efforts to deport them.
for the rest of the article: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/9/house-chairman-obama-uncles-got-backdoor-amnesty/
It just doesn’t get better than this:
Today, he’s chosen to prove that he’s serious about reforming immigration by inviting renowned immigration policy experts Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson and friends to the White House to talk about immigration reform. Yes, that Eva Longoria. Via The Hill:
The White House said Obama would meet with “influential Hispanics from across the country to discuss the importance of fixing the broken immigration system.” It said the discussion would focus on fostering “a constructive national conversation on this important issue as we work to build a bipartisan consensus in Congress.”
Besides Longoria, the star of “Desperate Housewives,” others invited to the gathering include actresses Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera, Univision hosts Don Francisco and Maria Elena Salinas and Telemundo anchors Vanessa Hauc and Jose Diaz-Balart.