Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What are people really thinking about immigration reform?

If the poll cited by today's LA Times is accurate, in California many people think its time for immigration reform that allows people who have been here a number of years to regularize their immigration status.

This could very well be true (although many say you should never believe a poll).  The people who have told me that they are against immigration reform are those that feel they paid a lot for what they have and that others should do this too.  The only thing I can say to this is that the folks who want all the undocumented people to go back to their home countries don't really know what it is to be hungry.


Grass-roots immigration reform

  • Tim Rutten - Los Angeles Times
  • Tim Rutten
  • Nearly half of California's likely voters have a favorable view of immigrants, including those without papers.
"when it comes to immigration reform. As a Times/USC poll reported Sunday, nearly half of California's likely voters have a favorable view of immigrants, including those without papers. Fully 59% said that undocumented immigrants who have lived and worked here for at least two years should be allowed to remain. That's particularly significant because California is home to more immigrants than any other state."

"On Monday, during an interview with the popular Spanish-language radio personality Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, Obama blamed Republicans for blocking comprehensive immigration reform. That's partly true. When congressional Republicans recently frustrated passage of the so-called DREAM Act, which would have provided a path to citizenship for some undocumented young people who attend college or serve in the armed forces, pollsters measured a steep increase in the enthusiasm of likely Latino voters.

It's also true, though, that this administration's enforcement of our broken immigration laws has been nothing short of draconian. This month, Obama's Homeland Security secretary,
Janet Napolitano, proudly announced that we deported a record number of people in the last fiscal year — some 1,080 men and women a day, or nearly 393,000 in all. Less than half of those people will have committed any crime other than being here without papers." more

1 comment:

Janet Liu said...

Boohoo, the dream is dead, the dream is dead. No one wants to keep illegals in the country anymore. Time to pack up and go home, illegals. New congress is going to have even less interest in amnesty than the current congress--which is so scared of the issue it makes congresspeople pee their pants to think about it.

Time to find your dreams back in your own country! Quite seriously, many illegals have energy and drive that would be useful in developing Guatemala, Mexico, etc. Why are these places so crappy? Partly because everyone with energy leaves, instead of staying and fighting for a law-based society with a good economy. That didn't just happen here--and it has to be earned everywhere. Go back and earn it!

US needs people with first world skills, not people who run edger machines and bus tables. It would be better for our kids to do these jobs for a while and become less spoiled.

Sing along with me now, illegals: Boohoo, the dream is dead...time to pack the old suitcase... time to go home... [to the tune of Great Big River...]