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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Let's Read the Polls About Amnesty

Let's read the polls about amnesty. The Pew Research Center found that 75 percent of Hispanic immigrants and 55 percent of Asian immigrants prefer a "bigger government providing more services" and only 19 percent of Hispanics and only 36 percent of Asian immigrants prefer a smaller government. So why is anybody surprised that three-fourths of Hispanics and Asians voted for Obama in 2012? The Cooperative Congressional Election Study found that 69 percent of immigrants support Obamacare. Pew Research found that 53 percent of Hispanics have a negative view of capitalism, which is even higher than views of those kooky supporters of Occupy Wall Street. Polls even show that Republican emphasis on patriotism and national sovereignty alienates many immigrants. A Harris poll found that most native-born Americans believe that our schools should teach students to be proud of being American compared to only half of naturalized U.S. citizens.

A survey that compared immigrants' views on the U.S. Constitution and international law is particularly shocking. A Harris poll found that most native-born citizens believe our Constitution is a higher legal authority than any international law, but only one-third of naturalized citizens share that view.

Even the mainstream pro-Obama media admit the significance of these poll results. The New York Times Washington bureau chief admitted that "The two fastest-growing ethnic groups -- Latinos and Asian-Americans -- are decidedly liberal." Political Scientist George Hawley said, "immigrants are well to the left of the American public on a number of key issues." Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute pointed out that it "is not immigration policy that creates the strong bond between Hispanics and the Democratic Party, but it is the core Democratic principles of a more generous safety net, strong government intervention in the economy, and progressive taxation." The bottom line is that amnesty would be suicide for the conservative movement.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS,PERIOD!
THE AMNESTY AND COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM IS DEAD. " ACCEPT IT" GET READY YOURS PACKS AND GO TO YOUR BELOVED COUNTRIES, PERIOD!!!

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