52% of Likely Voters Want Illegal Aliens to Go Home, Only 33% Support Amnesty

As the debate over the Obama/Gang of 8 Amnesty plan continues to swirl, a variety of polls are being put out there. The Center for Immigration Studies has its own poll out which suggests that not only do the majority of voters not support amnesty, but the passion is stronger on the anti-amnesty side than on the pro-amnesty side.

Now this is important because after an extended media barrage, the center can shift left on a topic, whether it’s gay marriage, abortion or illegal immigration, but what matters is not that X amount of voters now say that gay illegal aliens should be able to marry their abortions, but how much they care about it.

The media, including sections of the conservative media, has barraged the American public with positive coverage of amnesty. That tends to lead the weak-minded to shift toward amnesty. But the question is how committed are they to it. That questions matters because the weak-minded can be shifted in the other direction once the counter-argument begins.

 Of likely voters, 52 percent responded that they preferred to see illegal immigrants in the United States go back to their home countries, compared to just 33 percent who would like them to be given legal status.

There is an enormous gap in intensity between the two views on immigration. Of those who want illegal immigrants to head home, 73 percent indicated that they felt “very strongly” about that view, while just 35 percent of those who want illegal immigrants to get legal status said they felt very strongly about this view.

One reason the public may prefer that illegals head home is a strong belief that efforts to enforce immigration laws have been inadequate — 64 percent said that enforcement of immigration laws has been “too little”, while just 10 percent said that it had been too much, and 15 percent said it was “just right”.

When asked why there is a large illegal population in the country, voters overwhelming (71 percent) thought it was because we had not made a real effort to enforce our immigration laws. Only 18 percent said it was because we were not letting in enough immigrants legally.

Another reason for skepticism about legalization is that most voters (69 percent) agreed with the statement that “giving legal status to illegal immigrants does not solve the problem because rewarding law breaking will only encourage more illegal immigration.” Just 26 percent disagreed.

When asked if they had confidence that immigration laws would be enforced in the event of a legalization, just 27 percent expressed confidence that there would be enforcement, while 70 percent indicated that they were not confident immigration law would be enforced.

Enforcement remains politically very popular. Of likely voters, 53 percent indicated that they would be more likely to support a political party that supports enforcing immigration laws vs. only 32 percent who said they would be more likely to support a party that supports legalization.

This is why the Amnesty Gang is faking enforcement to win over those voters but tipping over their house of cards is childishly easy since the very premise of Amnesty is that you are giving up on enforcing the law.

The Republican Party has a bad habit of preemptive surrender but this is one area where surrender won’t just be damaging, it will end the GOP as a national party that can win presidential elections.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    The GOP is mainly a gaggle of puffy chests, most of whom surrender when heat is applied by the other side. The Dems ALWAYS come ready for a rumble (using Rules For Radicals) and the RINOS's are barely in the game. Moreover, some of them are bereft of conservative ideology and are pliable to the littlest of pressure points. Bribes too.

    In fact, if a poster case needs to made, think how easily they have turned tail, re their own colleague's battle against the Dems and their Islamist help mates. Moreover, some have ganged up on her without any shame. McCain & his crew are its putrid exhibits – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/20/senator-john-

    It is beyond a doubt, the illegal alien issue is about bolstering the Dem's electoral bases. Yet the RINOS's do not have the stones to take them on, as they play patty cake with brutal leftists – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/20/what-are-the-

    Alas, its party head is an addled alcoholic and the old guard is too tired to fight. They go along to get along, and innocent Americans pay both economic and assorted societal costs for their treachery.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Ar'nun

    One problem though is that the Obama administration is out telling anyone who will listen that he has deported more illegals than any other President in history.

    "Reuters) – President Barack Obama says he backs immigration reform, announcing last month an initiative to ease deportation policies, but he has sent home over 1 million illegal immigrants in 2-1/2 years — on pace to deport more in one term than George W. Bush did in two."

    And the left buys it. And frankly the Left only cares about majorities when talking about Obama's "People's Mandate" to do what ever he wants.

  • Michael V Wilson

    They are not, I repeat NOT "illegal immigrants". They are Invading Foreign Nationals – IFN's. Once you correctly label and define the problem the answer becomes self-evident: kick them out of our country.

    • Karla

      They are ILLEGAL ALIENS! Legal description.

  • Ghostwriter

    How about concentrating on legal immigrants and American citizens? They should be the one the government should care about,not a bunch of illegals who have no right to be here to begin with.

  • JacksonPearson

    America's general populous have never supported illegal immigration, or amnesty. Problem is, once elected and in their safe Washington offices, our benevolent elected ding-bats don't want to hear from us any more. Instead of following the laws on the books, they place themselves into the realm of being blurred by leftist political correctness.

  • mustapha

    I support amnesty ,after this lockdown your borders you have enough military to lock down your borders send everyone else can come in the right way

    • Karla

      Go back to Mexico mustapha and come in the right way! You give away your position! LOL

  • Rifleman

    If the GOP goes along with amnesty, why would any decent person, who went through the time and trouble to immigrate and naturalize legally, reward the GOP? It certainly won't earn them votes from the border crashers. I don't blame people for crashing our border, but allowing it would be wrong.

    If 40 or even 11 (HA!) million Mexicans (though people from all over crash our border) who have lived here illegally for even a year had to go home and have to go through the process to immigrate and naturalize legally, they might decide to change Mexico into a place they have to build a wall to keep us from sneaking into and settling illegally.

    Laugh, but it could happen for Americans on our current trajectory. Immigration policy aside, the democrat party is doing the very things that everyone from the Founding Fathers and their contemporaries, back to the Greeks (at least), knew would destroy it. Anyone in the world could apply the principles and enjoy a golden age of freedom and prosperity. It lasts until it becomes a democracy and enough people are willing to vote themselves revenue.

  • cynthia curran

    The Republican Party has a bad habit of preemptive surrender but this is one area where surrender won’t just be damaging, it will end the GOP as a national party that can win presidential elections This is true but big money-big business is involved. Republicans usually like business but business can stabbed you in the back when it comes to making money-illegal immirgants shift money from labor to Capital. Big Business like the Wall Street Journal wants legalizion but not citzenship this doesn't hlep since illegal immirgants are more likely to have offsrign which will grow to be citzens and can vote for Democratics. Names like Jeb Bush, Grover Norquist and the same types are behind this.

  • Karla

    Americans stand your ground and fight and oppose this corrupt and illegal amnesty

    These corrupt politicians are enemies of the American citizen and wish to overwhelm us with foreigners
    that hate us! Dump everyone of these corrupt anti-American traitors that oppose the will of us citizens!

  • Sharpeone216

    We need to concentrate on the needs of American citizens and stop coddling illegal aliens. Why would we even consider amnesty for 11,000,000 plus illegal foreign nationals with unemployment as high as it is right now? What is wrong with congress?

    • angry american

      Congress already has a job there not going hungry or going homless what do they care its not them try putting the shoe on the other foot and see what happens!!! there already said half of congress is scaping by on there salarys of only $170,000 a year . how dare they!!!!!

  • Dave Francis


    My friend in California used to make a great living installing Commercial heating and air conditioning. Simi Valley, just on the outskirts of Los Angeles pushed for stringent regulations regarding contractors and intimidating professionals with a fine of $5000.00 and a loss of licenses. In came contractors using illegal labor, underbidding long time professionals and skirting laws. This type of innocuous working routine has become prominent around the country by contractors using illegal alien labor to undermine honest business owners.

    Thousands of Americans would be free from this piece of utterly worthless paper on which this SS number is evident. My own identity was stolen at my office, but I was only taken for $3600 dollars while I was away in hospital. At the time I didn’t know the procedure for reporting the theft and was rewarded with my credit being partially ruined. My wife was credit was also taken by an unknown and in addition my brother in law also found himself in the same predicament.

    How many people really trust the polls, especially when they have their own agenda? The Rasmussen poll Reports are more genuine than the ones administered by the mainstream newspapers, who have a lean towards the Liberal biased idea of government, who already have partaken in a whole bunch of propaganda thrown into the daily headlines about illegal immigration.

    Attention to all moderate Liberals, Independents, Democrats, Republicans including the TEA PARTY, President Obama in the State of the Union address needs to reassure all the population that he will allow the KEYSTONE OIL PIPELINE out of Canada the Right of Way? If you are frustrated with currently paying $4.00 a gallon for gas, this would alleviate most of the suffering and additionally relief the rising U.S. treasury of $16 Trillion dollar deficit and climbing. WE DON”T NEED TO RELY ON THE EXPLODING MIDDLE EAST FOR OIL IN OUR FUTURE? As an addition read about the current cost of supporting the illegal alien invasion at NumbersUSA, Judicial Watch, American Patrol and many more organizations to keep our country solvent. A petition can be found at NumbersUSA to speak out against this insanity, so you better become active now? Millions more will keep coming unless we close these loopholes for good and as always–we will pay with our tax dollars as usual? OH! And don’t forget to demand the double layer fences that President Bush passed in 2006?

  • Dave Francis


    The most logical answer to asserting some major enforcement on the 11 million (this number is upwards by at least another 10 million) is the illegal alien invasion is for Congress to implement on a mandatory basis a National ID card. (to halt non-citizens voting in election) Our Social Security number has been massively compromised of millions of citizens and legal immigrant’s identities stolen on a nationwide, procured by criminals and illegal migrants and immigrants. Any good private investigator can quickly enlighten an individual, that illegal or otherwise can obtain out diseased persons Social Security number and use it without little chance of being caught? And this is just one instance on how to claim any person’s identity? Approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion each year according to reporting agencies. Stealing people’s identities have become a dark cloud over credit reports, which can wreck a person’s integrity and ability to buy medical insurance; a home mortgages, rental housing; an automobile, RV, boat, small business theft, and other forms of financing and loans; and even Social Security government checks can be compromised?

    Theft of your personal information can stop you for being getting a good job. So why with millions of peoples livelihoods at stake, do the lawmakers have no apprehension of this growing issue ruining people, through no fault of their own? Out of this ominous identity quagmire why has not more been accomplished in this archaic ID that is used; although it was not in its exception used for identification? I am very suspicious about the implications of our elected officials generating profits out of daily disclosure of men of women’s grief? Springing up like weeds over the last two generations many security companies publicizing they can detect attempts to access your bank account, or even purchase a car, a mortgage on a house. Could it be that certain disposed participants in Congress, have invested in these companies and are staying silently in the background, yet collecting considerable profits? If you don’t know already many of these elected servants in Washington, have weighty portfolio’s, that are not in the best wellbeing of the common man; we are bought and paid for, by special interests. This type of unethical situation is not illegal, but it is at the financial cost to all Americans. Is this why Washington has no compliance to mandatory upgrade our identity?

    The Cost of a few billion dollars to produce a safe, biometric identification card and distribute it to every American would overtime save trillions of dollars as illegal aliens would be outlawed. An ID of this nature could be used for identification at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, for voting in elections, for proof of right to work in the United States, and many other needs associated with keeping your credit worthiness or your security safe from prying eyes. Close to 100 million additional Americans have their personal identifying information placed in peril of identity theft annually? Even records maintained in government and corporate data bases have been lost or stolen. These alarming statistics illuminate identity theft may be the most frequent, costly and insidious crime in this nation. As the new digital tools used to positive overhaul to stop identity theft, so do the types of accounts and services being stolen by identity criminals;

    Credit, debit, checking and savings accounts are no longer the only target. Identity fraud has grown to include theft of cellular and landline phone services and even cable, satellite television service; power, water, gas and electric service are not exempt from tampering. Buying and selling from across the globe on the World Wide Web has become a victim. Identity thieves will also use stolen identities to obtain employment and to deceive police when arrested. Children are vulnerable to theft of their social security at birth, hence their identity which are used by illegal aliens to get hired in the workplace. Sorry that we have come to this place in globalized world of computers and data bases, but now we should insist on a card that would save us from future frustration and furious hopelessness that any American can be stuck with bad credit, because somebody unknown had stolen a wallet or purse. Personal ID needs to be updated, with a thumb print and an auxiliary retinal scan that can thwart the majority of criminals. The SS number is to easy to acquire from many sources and we need something urgently to eradicate this ugly blemish that hurts us all.