Monday, April 16, 2007

Voters Want Immigration Laws Enforced

A new poll released by Judicial Watch and conducted by Zogby International seems to indicate that the vast majority of voters on both sides of the isle want our current immigration laws enforced and are opposed to policies that they believe reward illegal alien law breakers.

* Overall, 66% of likely voters believe that more emphasis should be placed on law enforcement when addressing the issue of illegal immigration, including 51.6% of Hispanics and 56.8% of self-described political “liberals.” Only 5% said the emphasis on law enforcement should be diminished, including 3% of Hispanics.

* 79% believe public officials should not use taxpayer funds to operate day laborer sites that help illegal aliens, including 71.9% of Hispanics and 70% of self-described political “liberals.”

* 72% of likely voters believe local law enforcement officers should help enforce federal immigration laws, including 40% of Hispanics and 55% of self-described political “liberals.”

"The American people speak with one voice on the topic of illegal immigration. Virtually every voter demographic – even those supposedly most sympathetic to illegal aliens – want our illegal immigration laws to be strictly enforced,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Overwhelmingly, the American people want local officials to help address illegal immigration through law enforcement, not taxpayer subsidies and ‘sanctuary’ policies."

Despite the overwhelming evidence that illegal immigration costs tax payers far more than estimated and the growing number of polls that continue to show the vast majority of Americans supporting a crack down on illegal immigration our political representatives refuse to consider any alternatives to "comprehensive immigration reform" that do not contain some form of amensty. Of the 4 leading candidates for President in 2008, none offer a strong alternative to the current status quo.