From Voice of America 

As the United States reaches a population milestone of 300 million people, a new poll shows the American public growing increasingly restless over immigration levels and, in particular, the estimated 12 million illegal aliens living in the country. The poll comes shortly after President Bush signed a bill to construct an 1,100-kilometer fence along the U.S-Mexico border, and less than three weeks before congressional elections in November.

The public opinion survey, conducted by an independent research firm commissioned by a Washington-based public policy group, shows immigration as a top issue for American voters. Pollster Kellyanne Conway.

“For 53 percent of the electorate, they say it [immigration] is the top issue or one of their top-three issues,” said Kellyanne Conway. “Immigration has never had this kind of primacy in previous elections.”

Likely voters were surveyed in 14 congressional districts spread across the country, as well as in four states with hotly-contested Senate races.

Sixty eight percent of respondents said US immigration levels are too high, and just two percent said they are too low. Seventy percent said they are less likely to vote for candidates that favor increasing legal immigration, and 64 percent said they would back measures that result in voluntary or involuntary repatriation of illegal immigrants.

Conway points out that, on the question of what to do with illegal aliens, most polls have provided only two choices: expulsion or allowing them to earn legal status. She says her poll provided a third option: strict law enforcement that makes it practically impossible for undocumented workers to secure employment and support themselves in the United States, leaving them no choice but to leave of their own accord.

“We find that when you add that third way, that is the policy prescription that has the most support,” said Conway.

Illegal immigration negatively impacts our communities, our schools, our health care system, our legal system, and our national security. The bottom line is we must demand from those who are elected as well as those who are candidates for public office who support shamnesty and open borders to explain their position and its impact on our communities.  Republicans have failed to deliver a comprehensive solution to the immigration problem, but can we expect a better result from a Democrat controlled congress? My guess is absolutely not.  A Democrat controlled congress may well deliver comprehensive immigration reform, one that includes amnesty for the 12 million already here illegally, and one that opens the flood gates for an unprecedeted wave of new illegal immigrants seeking to take advantage of our generous public assistance and  economic oppertunities. 

For more news and views on the issue of illegal immigration, check out the Coalition Blog as well as these posts:

The 2006 disconnect…Politicians deal in perception…Voters deal in reality from stikNstein FED UP: SAY NO TO ILLEGAL ALIEN CHARTER SCHOOLS!!! from Take Back Georgia Wealthy Mexicans pay for the “Illegal Immigrant Experience” from stikNstein Feel Strongly About Illegal Immigration? from DeMediacratic Nation  

This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**

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