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The “NEED” For Immigration Reform

loadstar Wrote: Apr 07, 2013 2:56 PM FAIR/Pulse, February 2013 – Poll of likely voters 86% believe illegal immigration is a problem for the U.S.; 12% believe it is not a problem. 53% (16% "not at all secure") believe that the U.S. border is not secure; 41belive it is secure (6% "very secure"). 74% believe that the government is not effective at preventing illegal immigration; 21% think it is effective. 53% believe illegal aliens harm American workers; 26% believe that illegal aliens do not harm American workers; 11% believe they have little if any effect. 66% believe illegal aliens are a net drain on public resources; 11% believe they are a net benefit; 9% say they have little to no effect.
loadstar Wrote: Apr 07, 2013 2:57 PM
69% were NOT confident that immigration laws would be enforced in the future if ILLEGAL aliens were given amnesty; 26% expressed confidence that laws would be enforced.

37% support encouraging ILLEGAL aliens to return to their home countries by enforcing the law and cutting off benefits; 15% support deporting all illegal aliens (52% support enforcement/deportation); 36% support amnesty.

Last week I wrote about the battle for words and need to reclaim the language. We have to make sure words have meaning, no matter who how offensive a tiny slice of people find some of them.

No sooner had the ink dried on that piece than the Associated Press stepped up and declared the term “illegal immigrant” dead. “The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe a person. Instead, it tells users it assumes another option will “evolve.” Can’t you just imagine hundreds of “senior fellows” at various...