If you live outside of Washington, D.C., or any liberal urban blue city, you can feel the anger on the streets and in the cafes about the Obama administration’s policies toward illegal aliens and the opening of the floodgates for benefits and citizenship here in America.
Currently, if an immigrant has a child in-country, that child is given American citizenship. Now, most Americans want that law changed. Americans also want harsher (or should I just say effective) deportation of those here illegally.
The Washington Examiner reports that, in a recent Rasmussen poll, a whopping 83 percent of Americans want immigrants to prove they are here legally before they are given local, state, or federal benefits, and 62 percent of the country feels the administration is “not aggressive enough” in deporting illegal aliens:
Despite President Obama’s efforts to cool the nation’s views on illegal immigrants storming over the U.S.-Mexico border, Americans have reached a new level of anger over the issue, with most demanding a more aggressive deportation policy — and reversal of a law that grants citizenship to kids of illegals born in the U.S.
A new Rasmussen Reports survey released Monday also finds Americans questioning spending tax dollars on government aid provided to illegal immigrants. A huge 83 percent said that anybody should be required to prove that they are “legally allowed” to be in the country before receiving local, state or federal government services.
Overall, the poll is bad news for the White House because it shows sustained, and in some cases, elevated anger and frustration over the surge in undocumented immigrants in the United States.
For example, 62 percent told the pollster that the U.S. is “not aggressive enough” in deporting those illegally in the United States. Just 15 percent believed the administration’s current policy was “about right” and 16 percent said it was “too aggressive.”
That 62 percent number is a jump from a year ago when it was 52 percent.
It seems that Americans are tired of paying for illegal immigrants. They are tired of those who have no respect for the duly passed immigration laws of this country. They are tired of our Dear Leader making up immigration law as he goes along.
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One wonders where Hillary Clinton, in her quest for the presidency, will come down on this issue. The Clintons are masters at reading the tea leaves in America and changing themselves accordingly.
Hopefully the courts will continue to stall Obama’s executive orders on immigration and deportation policy. Congress needs to enforce its will as well—that is, if they can find the courage.
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