Stop the invasion: 67% think states should enforce immigration laws if Feds won’t

by editor on February 22, 2011

Janet Napolitano be damned. A new Rasmussen poll shows that very few Americans agree with the Obama administration’s official policy on border enforcement. It’s a case of the old saying, “Lead, follow or get out of the way.”

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The American people vote no on Janet Napolitano-style border security

Rasmussen has the details:

In response to the Justice Department challenge of its effort to crack down on illegal immigration, Arizona has sued the federal government for failing to enforce immigration laws. Most voters continue to support Arizona’s new immigration law and strongly believe states should be able to fight illegal immigration if the federal government is not.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of Likely U.S. Voters – two-out-of-three – think a state should have the right to enforce immigration laws if it believes the federal government is not enforcing them. Just 22% disagree and say states should not have that right…

Arizona is seeking reimbursement in its suit against the federal government, and nearly half (49%) believe the federal government should reimburse states for expenses incurred as a result of illegal immigration. Thirty percent (30%) say the government should not have to reimburse states, but another 21% are not sure.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters continue to favor passage of an immigration law like Arizona’s in their own state. Twenty-eight percent (28%) oppose such a law, and 15% are undecided about it.

If you wondered why Janet Napolitano announced that she wouldn’t run for the vacant U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, look no further. Her policies are about as popular as herpes and her chances of getting elected in that state fall somewhere between slim and are-you-friggin-kidding-me?

Source: Rasmussen

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culmt February 22, 2011 at 7:05 am

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just shows how out of touch washington is with the real world.

Keith in Seattle February 22, 2011 at 7:27 am

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Absolutely, if the feds aren’t going to enforce the existing laws then the states should be filling the gaps and enforcing the laws.

Wes February 22, 2011 at 9:26 am

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But if states stop illegals, what are we supposed to do with that federal stimulus money for the jobs of people who put up the signs in Arizona of “Caution: this area is a human trafficking area”?

tommy February 22, 2011 at 9:29 am

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If this is a democray, does that mean the the majority rules ? If this is a republic, does that mean ‘the rule of law rules’? In both accounts the illegal immigration needs to stop. Unless, this is all a lie and the communists will do whatever they want that agrees with the destruction of these United States.

You can trust a commie to act like a commie.

jukin February 22, 2011 at 10:26 am

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The illegals are a very large part of the Cloward-Piven strategy to bring the USA down.

1. We pay hundreds of billions directly to them through social programs.
2. We pay tens of billions to keep them incarcerated.
3. We waste hundreds of millions in debating illegals in state and federal houses.
4. Illegals lower the education standards as we have to gear to the LCD.
5. We pay tens of millions to print, record, etc government products in tens of languages.

The illegals are a very integral part of the communist democrat party’s end goal of bringing down America.

hisham February 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm

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Amen Jukin, amen!

KimmyQueen February 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm

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Invasion indeed.

People are waking up. It is nice to be a country that is noble, but you cannot afford to be noble when you are being invaded and the country is becoming unsustainable for all legal occupants.

KimmyQueen May 8, 2011 at 9:32 pm
Philanthropist February 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm

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States and counties are broke and thousands of police officers will be laid off across the country. Mexican style violence comes next. Mexicans come here and plant their flags all over everything, they’re not immigrants at all, nor do they want to be, but they’ll take the free stuff while it lasts.

anon 2 February 22, 2011 at 10:54 pm

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really looking forward to that senseless mexican violence, where you get killed just for ‘existing’, to bad the border states don’t qualify for ”foreign aid ” like the dozens of ‘countries’ we doll out millions [billions] to. you’d be truly alarmed [pissed-off] if you knew how many countries you support, – wouldn’t ”foreign aid” be the first thing we should cut, before we cut more jobs, pensions, social prog., etc., etc., for tax paying citizens? just saying . . .

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