Kick Them Out: Americans overwhelmingly want “more aggressive” deportation of illegal aliens
Congressional Democrats are demanding that the Obama Administration stop ALL deportations of illegal aliens. “Not one more,” they insist. They want Obama to take the kind of unilateral action he took in 2012, when he ordered all so-called “Dreamers” be free from deportation and arrest.
There’s only one problem: the American People want those illegals DEPORTED — more then ever.
According to a new Rasmussen Report, a majority of Americans do not believe the deportation of illegal immigrants living in the United States is “aggressive enough”.
Democrats want Obama to halt the deportation of illegals until Congress passes a comprehensive immigration reform plan, but voters by a two-to-one margin oppose that idea. Most already think the federal government is not vigilant enough in deporting those who are in this country illegally.
Only 29% of Likely U.S. Voters think the government should stop deporting illegal immigrants until Congress passes an immigration reform plan. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% oppose a halt to deportations. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.
Sixty percent (60%) believe the U.S. government is not aggressive enough now in deporting illegal immigrants. Fourteen percent (14%) say it is too aggressive, while 16% think the number of deportations is about right.
Further, a majority of Americans want a secure border before any kind of path to citizenship is granted for millions of illegal immigrants already living in the United States.
Just 19% of voters believe that those who are not in this country illegally should be granted legal status right away. Sixty-four percent (64%) say legalization should come only after the border is secured. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure.
Americans believe federal government policies encourage illegal immigration instead of discouraging it. Over the past three decades, we’ve seen a catch and release policy being used to briefly detain illegal aliens after a crime before being released. It is only after illegal aliens commit a serious felony causing major bodily harm, injury or death to an American are they finally deported back to their home country. As a result of a porous border, these criminals often come back into the United States without detection.
Americans have had enough. If politicians — in both parties — insist on pushing amnesty in January, as we hear will happen, there will be hell to pay come November 2014.