21 Feb

Majority of U.S. citizens say illegal immigrants should be deported

WASHINGTON (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.

These results are in line with other polls in recent years, suggesting that people’s views on immigration have not changed dramatically since the immigration debate reignited in Congress last month, according to Ipsos pollster Julia Clark.

“It’s not Americans’ views that are shifting. It is that the political climate is ripe for this discussion,” after the November election when Hispanics voted overwhelmingly in favor of Democratic President Barack Obama, she said.

“Democrats feel that the time is right to capitalize on their wins and Republicans feel that they had a bad blow and are eager to reach out to Hispanics,” she added.

Polls show that most Americans back immigration reform, although they often have different ideas of what that means, with some people favoring looser immigration laws while others want to see greater border security.

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2 Responses to Majority of U.S. citizens say illegal immigrants should be deported

  1. Tricky_Dick says: 1

    To hell with using tax payer funding to put another 11 million deadbeats on the Democrats voter roles. I’m tired of having my pocket picked. We need to pass laws making it a felony to hire, house or give a drivers license to any illegal alien.

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  2. Jim S says: 2

    @Tricky_Dick: I agree…. make it impossible for illegals to survive here, and they will deport themselves, eliminating that straw man argument that it’s impossible to round up 11million illegals.

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