Americans Agree With Arizona, Not Obama, On Illegal Immigration

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Despite the demonization of Arizona by Obama (who called Arizona “irresponsible”), Congressional Demonrats, the left-wing MSM, and California politicians, a new poll by the Pew Research Center finds that Arizona’s new immigration law has the support of the majority of Americans. Obama and the Left are completely out of touch with the American people.

~EowynPublic Supports Arizona Immigration Law

Democrats Divided, But Support Provisions
Pew Research Center – May 12, 2010

The public broadly supports a new Arizona law aimed at dealing with illegal immigration and the law’s provisions giving police increased powers to stop and detain people who are suspected of being in the country illegally. 

Fully 73% say they approve of requiring people to produce documents verifying their legal status if police ask for them. Two-thirds (67%) approve of allowing police to detain anyone who cannot verify their legal status, while 62% approve of allowing police to question people they think may be in the country illegally. After being asked about the law’s provisions, 59% say that, considering everything, they approve of Arizona’s new illegal immigration law while 32% disapprove.
The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted May 6-9 among 994 adults, finds that Democrats are evenly split over Arizona’s new immigration law: 45% approve of the law and 46% disapprove. However, majorities of Democrats approve of two of the law’s principal provisions: requiring people to produce documents verifying legal status (65%) and allowing police to detain them if they are unable to verify their legal status (55%).
Republicans overwhelmingly approve of the law and three provisions tested. Similarly, among independents there is little difference in opinions of the new Arizona law (64% approve) and its elements, which are viewed positively.
Young people are less supportive of the Arizona immigration law than are older Americans. Fewer than half (45%) of those younger than age 30 approve of the new law while 47% disapprove. Majorities of older age groups — including 74% of those ages 65 and older — approve of the law. However, even most young people approve of requiring people to produce documents verifying their legal status; 61% approve of this element of the law while 35% disapprove. Larger percentages of older age groups support this provision.
As has been the case since last fall, the public is highly critical of Barack Obama’s handling of immigration policy. Just 25% approve of the way Obama is handling the issue, while more than twice as many (54%) disapprove. That is little changed from last month (29% approve) and down slightly from last November (31%).
In the current survey, 76% of Republicans disapprove of Obama’s handling of immigration policy, while just 8% approve. Independents disapprove of Obama’s job on the issue by more than two-to-one (57% to 25%). Even among Democrats, as many disapprove (38%) as approve (37%) of the way he is handling the issue, while a quarter (25%) offer no opinion.
 



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0 responses to “Americans Agree With Arizona, Not Obama, On Illegal Immigration

  1. I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.
    I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, housing, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!
    Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.

     
    • Dear Benito,
      Do you think you are free? There are nearly 1,000 concentration camps in the United States, and they are there to incarcerate and kill Americans. Indeed, there are red dots, blue dots, and green dots to identify who is an activist, who could be re-educated, etc. I can’t remember what the blue dot stands for. Anyone who disagrees with the government won’t survive. I don’t consider that freedom. That’s why I got out. The country where this American citizen lives, is not prefect, but it is better than the United States is now. We had a wonderful president. He wanted peace. His name was John F. Kennedy. That’s why I sign the word peace in most of the Emails that I send to people.
      Peace,
      Arlene Johnson
      Publisher/Author
      https://www.truedemocracy.net
      To access my work, click on the icon that says Magazine.

       
      • Arlene,
        No doubt you’ve noticed that FellowshipOfMinds makes every effort to be responsible by providing links to the sources used in our posts.
        Extraordinary assertions require extraordinary evidence. Alas, you have not provided us with even ordinary evidence. Your source, please, on the “nearly 1,000 concentration camps in the United States, and they are there to incarcerate and kill Americans.” If you do not provide your sources — credible ones, please — you will lose your privilege to post comments on this blog.

         
    • ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL TRY GOING INTO MEXICO WITHOUT THE PROPER PAPERS AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS. MY FATHER DID NOT FIGHT AT NORMANDY DURING WORLD WAR TWO FOR THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO. THIS ILLEGAL INVASION IS AN INSULT TO EVERYONE WHO HAS CAME TO THE UNITED STATES THE LEGAL WAY. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS PRESS ONE FOR ENGLISH. ONE EXAMPLE MEAT PACKING PLANTS IN THE UNITED STATES USED TO PAY $20 PER HOUR WITH BENEFITS NOW THESE SAME PLACES PAY AROUND $9 PER HOUR THANKS TO ILLEGALS.
      WE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES DO NOT WANT TO BECOME A THIRD WORLD NATION. I HAVE FRIENDS THAT ARE MEXICAN BUT THEY CAME HERE THE RIGHT WAY. LEGAL IS LEGAL AND ILLEGAL IS WELL JUST ILLEGAL END OF STORY. AS FAR AS MEXICANS WANTING TO BE UNION MEMBERS YOU CAN NOT EVEN ORGANIZE FOR A DECENT WAGE IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY . ALSO WHEN YOU WANT TO BECOME UNITED STATES CITIZENS DO NOT BE WAVING THE MEXICAN FLAG AS THAT IS AN INSULT !

       
  2. “should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right”
    What is right is to follow the federal law enacted in 1940 that requires aliens to keep registration documents with them to prove they are here legally.

     
  3. Benito, no one has a problem with any one coming in Legally.

     
  4. Benito,
    You speak of rights as if they were a commodity. We have laws in this country restricting individuals from entering our country illegally.
    You’re supporting their illegal entries as if they have rights the same as a citizen. Sorry….Law breakers have the rights we give them and in the case of illegals—they have no right to be here.
    Now, if they would willingly return to their native lands and apply for citizenship according to our laws I for one would be willing to listen to them and support them in their efforts, but since we are a nation of law then let the illegals follow our law.
    If they break the law by entering our country illegally then they are criminals and should be treated as such. In my book if condone criminal activity then you too are a criminal—Go home Benito…

     
  5. Well said, DCG, tina, and Ron!
    I hope you, Benito, learnt something here, which should help you straighten out your woefully muddled “thinking.”

     
  6. All men are created equal, so all men can obey rules about not entering another country illegally. (Ask first, ya know?) Heck, Mexico doesn’t let people enter its territory illegally so why should we?

     
  7. The Angry White Woman

    Attn: Benny of the Small
    Re: Your comment,”This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds.”
    Of the 56 Founding Fathers (signers of the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE) only 9 were immigrants and they hailed from the likes of England, Ireland, Scotland and Whales–not so much diversity as you would have us think…

     
  8. AWW–I did not have that bit of trivia. Thanks for enlightening me…..

     
  9. OBAMA WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT OF A THIRD WORLD NATION?
    THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO LONG LIVE DICTATOR OBAMA

     

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