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
- 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