Thursday, April 29, 2010

Immigration Policy Polling

Quoting Rasmussen Reports
(emphasis mine):
“Like voters across the nation, most Arizona voters (57%) favor an immigration policy that welcomes all immigrants except ‘national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system.’ A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Arizona voters finds that just 27% oppose such a welcoming policy.

At the same time, 76% say it is more important to gain control of the border than it is to legalize the status of undocumented workers. Only 19% believe it is more important to legalize the status of undocumented workers already in the country. These views, too, are consistent with national preferences.”
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My view is that unreasonable limitations on legal immigration created this problem and the best solution is to allow more people to more easily immigrate legally. We also need to completely eliminate ALL entitlement programs so as not to provide perverse incentives to potential immigrants AND to citizens.

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