Wednesday, August 24, 2011
POLL: VOTERS FAVOR BORDER CONTROL OVER AMNESTY
The latest Rasmussen Reports poll shows that Obama just may be catering to a losing minority when it comes to forcing Amnesty on America.
According to the Rasmussen national telephone survey of Likely Voters, 61% deem border control as the most important aspect of immigration reform while just 31% say it’s more important to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants already here. At the same time, 57% of voters agree that the goal of U.S. immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals and those who would live off our welfare system welcoming all immigrants that do not fall under those categories.
These results have remained consistent in surveys dating back to 2006.
HUNTER BILL WOULD SPEED UP DEPORTATION
In response to Obama’s “blatant disregard for the law,” Arizona state Rep. Duncan Hunter is planning to introduce a bill that would speed up the deportation of thousands of illegal immigrants whose deportation cases are jamming immigration courts. Rep. Hunter’s effort comes as a stark contrast to the new Obamnesty measure cancelling all pending deportation cases except those of illegal immigrants convicted of additional crimes.
The bill would:
Require that immigration officers order the immediate removal of an illegal immigrant who has not been continuously living in the U.S. for a period of four years, unless he or she has been charged with a crime, plans to apply for asylum or is determined to be a national security risk.
Require that immigration officers refer immigrants who are seeking asylum to an asylum officer only if the immigrant has been in the country for less than a year.
Make it clear that the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has the authority to expedite the removal of criminal immigrants.
Limit the ability to grant stays of removal to illegal immigrants who have been ordered removed.
Hunter is currently seeking co-sponsors and is likely to introduce the bill next month after Congress returns from its summer break.