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  • Poll: Amnesty Will Increase Illegal Immigration

    Over half of Mexican nationals polled in a recent survey by Zogby International say that amnesty would create a massive influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico. With Mexico being the major source nation for illegal immigrants, this should serve as a wake up call to those in Congress calling for amnesty. Yet, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and others continue to claim that legalization measures within comprehensive immigration reform are the answer to the illegal immigration problems of the US. Apparently, the pro-amnesty camp is not worried about letting history repeat itself.

    After the last amnesty bill in 1986, the US did indeed see a flood of illegal immigrants crossing the border. Numbers soared from an estimated 3 million illegal immigrants in the country to 12 million today. It should come as no surprise that upon seeing those already in the country being handed legal status and a path to citizenship, others sought to come to the US and simply wait out their chance. By granting another amnesty, we will not solve the illegal immigration problem, but simply put the country in the same place in another twenty years.

    No matter what amnesty proponents claim, the amnesty of today will not end up looking any different from 1986. An honest solution to illegal immigration instead needs to increase border security, create avenues for legal immigration through temporary worker programs, build economic development in Latin America, and increase enforcement to force people to return home. Only by means of these actions can we truly begin to solve the problem of illegal immigration in the US.

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    22 Responses to Poll: Amnesty Will Increase Illegal Immigration

    1. Freedom of Speech, T says:

      Been saying this for 30 years.

      Great article.

      If something happens from over the border, BOTH parties will share the responsibility.

      There will be nobody else to blame.

      They will have failed to fullfil their PRIMARY function – to protect and defend the citizens of the U.S.A.

      For those who want "open borders" I say, they ARE open, you can go the other direction.

      All Americans who care about national security and upholding immigration laws want LEGAL CITIZENS. This feeling transcends ethnicities, race, and culture.

      The "culture" is American. That should be enough and it is not too much to ask.

    2. Brittancus says:

      This is the amount of incredulous influence the–OPEN BORDER–lobbyists (business power brokers and ethnic zealots)) have on certain Democratic devious rabble? Once again the senate top echelon have huddled secretly (BEHIND CLOSED DOORS), recklessly placing E-Verify worker identification system in jeopardy. The obnoxious R-O-P-E Senate group as its being called on the Internet and nationwide, who are marked as Reid, Obama, Pelosi Emmanuel have indifferently pushed American Workers in the background, allowing the millions of illegal aliens to take their jobs. They have driven into the ground amendments from appearing in the final Homeland Security "conference committee" bill. They eradicated–ANY CHANCE–of a Senate's permanent authorization of the E-Verify program. These sleazy politicians are banqueting on the bones of unemployed US labor, without a second thought.

      They have religiously under-funded, undermined the Senate's mandate to beef up and complete the final 300 mile Mexican border fence. Then again it was never the original border wall as designed by Rep. Duncan Hunter. Illegal Aliens would have first had to scale the–FIRST–fence, run across the two lane highway for the Border Patrol vehicles, then scale an identical–SECOND FENCE. Under funded and weakened just like E-Verify, the police 287(g) arrest and detainment and ceasing the massive ICE raids. Finally the ROPE group strangled the Senate (already) passed ability of countrywide businesses to run their previous hires employees through E-Verify. So you can guess this is a harbinger to drop on the AMERICAN WORKER YET ANOTHER ULTIMATELY EXPENSIVE BLANKET AMNESTY. THOSE TAXPAYERS WILL BE FORCED TO PICK UP A TRILLION DOLLAR TAB. Be advised that Reid D-NV , Pelosi D-CA have one of the largest population of illegal immigrants in the country, who they are subservient too. Remember to expend your frustration and anger at 202-224-3121on your lawmakers. They are juggling with millions of American Workers job lifeline, by pandering to people who shouldn't even be here?

      MY SUGGESTION IS DON"T BUY ANY SERVICES FROM BUSINESS THAT DOESN'T DISPLAY THE E-VERIFY PLACARD. Remember the real conniving happens in rooms hidden from the public awareness in conference committees. In addition, Remember Harry Reid as an incumbent Senator who carries the ugly stain of being anti-American Worker, Anti-Sovereignty must not be re-elected. Speaker Pelosi must go? So must Emmanuel? They have proved they cannot be trusted As NUMBERSUSA president says," With no chance now of E-Verify dying in any minute, because they couldn't annul the 3 year extension? The pro-amnesty forces no longer can try to use it as a bargaining chip. States, counties, cities and businesses can now be quite confident that they can set policy based on the E-Verify program being around." IT'S NOT PERMANENT YET NO THANKS TO ROPE. This group has given preference to illegal workers instead of the 15 million authorized AMERICAN WORKERS. COMPREHEND MORE OF THE CORRUPTION THAT CANNOT BE DENIED BY POLITICIANS AT JUDICIAL WATCH. NUMBERSUSA will explain in detail the consequences, that includes the 2010 Census, Health Care, ACORN, Local police alien enforcement, hidden welfare programs, Anchor babies-Birthright citizenship, criminals amongst the illegal immigration occupiers. CAPSWEB for OVERPOPULATION information. Read the immigration enforcement–GRADING–of each and every one of them at NUMBERSUSA. Currently undercover of darkness the Democratic administration is arranging a–SOCIAL SECURITY–totalization agreement between US and Mexico.

    3. TheTownCrier, Pacifi says:

      Squatter Support Squad – The SSS of the GOP

      Lindsey Graham recently told conservatives in a town hall meeting to just get out of the GOP, they don't need them. This attitude isn't new, we've seen it from John McCain and other Republican 'leaders' when the subject of AMNESTY rears it's ugly head.

      It doesn't matter that the vast majority of citizens on the right AND left oppose them.

      'They' KNOW what is good for us! Just ask 'em!

      Some one asked, “WHO FUNDS LINDSEY?”

      The Squatter Support Squad of the GOP who favor amnesty, cheap labor and socialism. Though a minority, they are well funded and very vocal and might as well be the democrats they agree with.

      Yes, they favor amnesty and despise anyone who doesn’t, as evidenced by comments full of insults, a trademark of this type. In so called 'conservative' circles' , during Bush’s push for amnesty, they used to try to insult me by calling me ‘old’…that doesn’t happen since they supported the ancient John McCain, twelve years my senior and TOO old to be president!

      They ignore the facts:

      Poll: Mexicans say Mexican-Americans Owe Loyalty to Mexico Over U.S.

      Thu Oct 15 11:51:17 2009 ·

      (CNSNews.com) – Nearly 70 percent of Mexicans surveyed said that Mexican-Americans – including those born in the United States – owe their primary loyalty to Mexico, not the U.S.


    4. Delaware Bob, Smyrna says:

      I believe this to be very true. We must get the illegal aliens here back to their own Country and get the laws chanced and ENFORCED so this doesn't happen again. Isn't it just wonderful that you can ILLEGALLY enter this Country, give birth to a child, that grants that child American citizenship, paid for by the American taxpayers. Then, that child can get welfare and public housing, schooling, free healthcare, food stamps and everything else.

      With that said, who wouldn't want to ILLEGALLY want to enter this Country? I believe it is estimated that 3.6 million Anchor Babies were born here in the United States over the last 15 years?

      We have 15 million Americans out of work right now and 15-20 million illegal aliens in this Country. Anyone see a problem here, or is it just me?

      Illegal immigration hurts us all, but then you have these liberal activists groups, the Catholic Church, democrats and the ACLU that want Amnesty for these illegal aliens. Go ahead, give them amnesty, and 3 years from now we will be giving another 3-5 million illegal aliens amnesty and the cycle will continue forever. If you don't want this to happen, STOP IT NOW! ENFORCE THE LAW! NO AMNESTY! Get the laws changed starting with this birthright citizenship!

    5. Carol, AZ says:


      A judidcial watch group which has utilize the American court system to up-hold the Federal Laws regarding our American Civil Rights.

      All aspects of violations in states, county's and cities that function under sanctuary laws.

      This group is up-holding the laws for us.

      Please read the website and decide how you want to procced .

    6. Freedom of Speech TX says:

      The “culture” is American. The language is English. The first loyalty is toward America. This is a Republic based on a democratic principles.

      We are not socialist, communist, or marxist. Those who espouse changing this country to one of the above are not Americans. They are socialists, communists, and/or marxists.

      This is common sense.

    7. Alicia Lutz-Rolow says:


    8. Steve L.A. Calif. says:

      I agree with most of this blog entry except the part about creating (more) legal avenues for immigration through temporary worker programs. I'm sure the well-educated staff of the Heritage Foundation knows that the U.S. very generously currently admits over 1 million legal immigrants annually, and there are already a myriad of visa programs. Especially now with a U-6 unemployment rate of 17% and growing appreciation of the impacts of overpopulation on the environment, it is time to review and revisit the disastrous effects of the 1965 Immigration Act. We should not only end illegal immigraton, but also reduce legal immigration to the historic levels that we experienced from the 1930s through the early 1960s.

    9. Matt, Ohio says:

      I would like to know what the people complaining about the job losses to immigrants do for a living. People do not realize that Americans do not want to do most of the jobs taken by these immigrants, especially for the wages offered.

      I am going to use a pretty common cliche, but it gives the best example. You currently use a lawn service, and you live in the south. The Mexicans working for the company are making minimum wage, and are happy just to be making steady money. Americans are not so easily appeased.

      If Obama booted all the Mexican immigrants out, the rich would complain that he drove up the cost of their service work, because you know an American is not going to take the same pay to garden, cook or butler. And any laws going that way not only effect those coming from the south of us, but also those from Europe. So, there goes some of the most skilled workers….try finding an American that can still run a manual lathe in a machine shop. You can't! We have people pushing brooms at automotive factories for $20/hour. Thank you labor unions!

      If you get rid of immigration, you would have to get rid of unions. People would need to get paid based on the work being done, not what was negotiated for them under fear of a strike.

      We would all do good to remember that there is a lot more tied to immigration than just taxes.

    10. Carol, AZ says:

      And so;

      Gov't based contracts on all levels, paid for by Americans, who are losing jobs at a rate of 400,000 per week should be given to?

      We are losing jobs here to all levels of expertises from Visa based imports under the Banner of free enterprise?

      We are not speaking about lawn service…

      we are speaking about fraud on all levels of employment.

      WE are also speaking about "all levels" of cost for entitlement programs that continues to grow under the banner of "we can support you until?" so come to the land of milk and honey.

      We are speaking about a system that has allowed the recent terrorist based cells in Co, NJ, and NY ,who were recent admittance to the U.S on one, of our "numerous vista programs" to live here…But no one in the mainstream press is speaking about that.

      The policy is "don'ask, don't tell" (after all we got them this time)is once again handed over to the gullible American public.

      Are we all so disconnected about this issue?

      I do understand that we are all a nation of immigrants.

      Our country needed skill labor when we held open the doors to build America.

      That was a very different America.

      Now the system is so out-of-control that we have no clue for accountaility.

      Don't you question the in-ability to pass the bill e-verify, which was over-whelmingly passed, by all leadership, (Dems & Rep) but continues to be held back for the fourth time, in closed door sessions by our current leadership.

      One of the basic tenents of the bill is to match S.S. number with ALL entitlement pay-outs for Gov't accountability which is believed to be in the trillions for fraudulent payments.

      The dis-connect for ANY accountability on "all levels" relating to the illegal issue has vilolated your civil rights on all levels.

      After all, 12 out 12 of the 911 terrorist were allowed to come here, on one of our short term Visa programs. They never showed-up for the hearing "of expiration dates" and certainly accompished what they came here for…. and yes you are correct, they were not here to do "lawn service."

      They said they were students….,

      Wake-up America!

      We are all clearly naive, when it comes to the understanding of this problem and how deep the duplicity goes.

    11. Diane Winkler, Papil says:

      In 1986 Sen. Ted Kennedy and Pre.Johnson argued that there would be no influx of immigrants because of their immigration bill. Well we know they were wrong and so is Schummer. Don't forget Joe Wilson when he said "You lie". No Obama didn't lie, his plan includes everyone because no citizen verification is required. So Mr Obama will make his lie the truth by amnesty!

    12. Carol, AZ says:


      E-verify can be passed and has been as "the standard" in many State , as our Federal Gov't continues to block it as a National standard.

      It has already been done in many States for "States Rights."

      Numerous Buss. have also adopted it as thier standard.

      It is very in-expensive software.

      If your interested in how your State has proceeded …you need to look it up, http://www.ask.com.
      http://www.sanctuarybusters.com, the judicidal group that is fighting legal battles case by case, in many States, will list the past legal battles, and also the pending cases FYI.

    13. Pam, Norwalk, CT says:

      I just read a couple of the comments down, and let me tell you something…all of you guys are against amnesty because this will not help the economy, the history will repeat itself for 1000 other reasons, well let me just point out…

      I work in a restaurant business I've been doing this for a while now, I have not seen one American working behind the line in the kitchen not even once, not even a single time, well here is the thing but the time the economy was going down, and when everybody was looking for a job, because of all the unemployment in the country and we have been trying to hire people since this period there wasn't even one American that applied for the job, not even a single one, well you probably don't think so, but if for 8 months not even one American applied for the job and this particular place was not able to hire illegals, well how do you think your food will get to the table, if there is not even one person to cook it, so the next time you go to s restaurant just remember that all the people that helped for your food to get out are all illegals, every morning when you go to McDonalds or DD, just the same think.

    14. Gladys, Vista,Califo says:

      okay so people say "illegal immigrants" and what comes to your mind? yes of course MEXICANS, but no its not only the mexicans who are illegal immigrants. illegalimmigrants come from everywhere not only mexico. immigrants come here to the united states for opportunities for a better life is that wrong? immigrants contribute to the economy 1,800 dollars every year according to the National Academy of Service. without immigrants the united states will not be where it is today. we need immigrants in our economy. and besides immigrants work in low-paying jobs and horrible working conditions, would americans want to work in that? NO. americans say immigrants are taking away their jobs, but the reality is that immigrants are working in the jobs that americans don't want. and what about the companies that hire immigrants? shouldnt they be punished too? because there breaking the law too by hiring illegal immigrants. people say deport all of the immigrants? really your going to say that? think clearly, that is going to cost the united states millions of dollars that taxpayers will have to pay. immigrants work but eventhough they work they dont get all the benefits. next time you go to restarount look carefully who's making your food. immigrants all they want is to work in order to get money to provide a better life for their family. if the united states deported every single immigrant it would be chaos. americans say they'll take the job a immigrant is doing but no i dont think that they would even survive for 1 minute.the reality is that this economy needs immigrants, without them the economy would go down.

    15. Joe, PA says:

      Typical for Americans to have yet another scapegoat….the Indians, the Blacks, the gays…now the Illegal Immigrants…These immigrants came to the United States for a better life..like many of OUR white parents and grandparents had to do. The bottom line is they are here already…u really think we are going to round every one up and send them home in a boat…hmmmm..that seems to be very costly…these immigrants end up helping the US economy..they are buying food, spending money in stores..most of them live in fear every day of being deported…These are human beings..they are unable to hop on a plane and travel and see the world..once in the US..they can never leave..America is a great country..but can YOU imagine never seeing family again or going on a vacation overseas?..not being able to get proper medical care…not being able to use any training they may have because they have to take a job that they get paid under the table, etc…But this life is still BETTER than what they ran away from their home country to find…so lets HELP give them a better life here..I hate to tell you folks..but they are not going anywhere…that is the reality..so lets deal with it realistically..and not demonize them! Grant Amnesty…..its what Jesus would do!!!!

    16. Joe, PA says:

      oh..and for the person who posted that the 911 highjackers were here on expired visas..yes they were..these were terrorists that wanted to destroy America…not run from their home country to try and make a better lives for them and their family….and Timothy McVeigh was an American terrorist that murdered people in Oklahoma City…and guess what..he was white (like me), and previously served in the military! so everyone that comes to America is not looking to harm this country, and they are NOT looking for a "free ride"…they are hard working men and women that have been through alot, given up alot..and been through things you will never understand.

    17. Michael Anthony says:

      Hey Matt, Ohio…

      God forbid! Should the rich complain about the increase of their service work, perhaps they should pay a little, or (GASP!!) maybe they should spend some money to buy a lawnmower to boost the economy, get off their fat butts and mown their own lawns.

      ___You said… try finding an American that can still run a manual lathe in a machine shop. You can’t!…___


      Perhaps you can not, I Can!

      ___You said…We have people pushing brooms at automotive factories for $20/hour. Thank you labor unions!,,,___


      THIS IS SO TRUE!!! Get rid of the unions, not the American worker!

    18. MadMommy Los Angeles says:

      It's the struggling poor, students and unskilled workers who have the biggest problem here. They can't find a job because their jobs were taken by illegal workers who will accept any pay or working condition just to have a job. They are happy to be exploited and don't give a wit about the rules of workplace safety or labor laws. They set up households and have children hoping they aren't caught for using fraudulent identity info and stolen social security numbers. They remain in the shadows while sending every extra dollar to their relatives in other countries. Some people see this as a victimless crime, it's NOT.

      With the unemployment rates today, every person who is out of work now is a victim of this crime. The failure of our federal government to enforce immigration laws has resulted in over 12-20 million illegal immigrants coming here. If the laws enacted in 1986 immigration reform bill were enforced, it would have stopped the flow of illegal immigrants who have arrived here in the last 24 years. But if we announce that we are going to grant any path to citizenship, the flow will surely increase, not decrease.

      Why can't our leaders understand that immigration laws require enforcement to work? Instead of crafting another law that will grant rights and privileges to people who came here illegally, why not just start with real enforcement and reduce the numbers already here as well as discourage those who may want to come here in the future?

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    20. mark spivey wetumpka says:

      if the american people don't defeat oboma in 2012 i can guarantee that he will grant blanket amsity to the 20 + million illegal aliens by excutive order the plan is already in place

    21. anonymous says:

      leticia olalia morales of 15501 pasadena ave #8 tustin ca 92780 submitted fake documents and paid 5000 dollars to obtain a US tourist visa. she also submitted fake employment records to obtain a work visa. she is now applying for citizenship.

    22. Steve Ficher says:

      It's already been proven from Reagan's amnesty program that all it does is encourage more bad behavior. This is an especially bad idea w/ the ludicrous notion that just hopping our border & popping out a kid gives them access to our country. So-called "birthright citizenship" was only meant for the children of slaves (and rightfully so). Stop giving our country away to everyone who sneaks across our border. They're not suppose to be here so how can any kids they pop out be here legally?!

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