60% Say Border Control Is Priority in Immigration Reform
Support Tougher Enforcement – March 19, 2012
Voters continue to support a welcoming immigration policy and still feel strongly that immigration reform should focus on border control.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely Voters think when it comes to immigration reform, gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers who are already in the United States. Thirty-three percent (33%) feel the opposite is true. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
We believe that there is something inherently missing in one’s mind not to see these statistics. With news and eye-witness reports of small- scale training facilities being in use; furthermore, with the amount of Indonesian and Middle Eastern individuals being apprehended at the border — it is no longer if America will endure another act of extreme terrorism but rather when and where will America feel the next barbaric attempt.
Therefore, we need to ask ourselves and each other this question: Why has Barack Obama suspended all funding on works in process regarding something as simple and important as border control and security? Moreover, we should also be asking this question: With Obama not insuring America’s national security what might he be spending border security money on?
Support Tougher Enforcement – Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it is halting funding of the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, but 60% of Americans believe the United States should continue to build that fence. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% of adults disagree and think the building of the fence should be stopped. Fifteen percent (15%) more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
We believe that extremely relevant and critical reader would naturally look at these two reports and then look at the dates (March 2010—March 2012).
With questions swirling about President Obama’s plans for the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal, Americans still believe overwhelmingly that those weapons are critical to the nation’s security. Most continue to oppose reducing the size of that arsenal.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 80% of American Adults rate America’s nuclear weapons arsenal as at least somewhat important to U.S. national security. That includes 57% who think it’s Very Important, up six points from 51% when the question was first asked in August 2010. Only 14% feel the nuclear arsenal is not very or Not At All Important to this nation’s security. (To see survey question wording, click here. and here for data.
Again it is noteworthy to make mention of the dates; moreover, what’s changed in the interim.
In the News – Monday, March 26, 2012
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Friday granted temporary immigration status to Syrians in the United States, sparing them from having to return home, in a new sign that Washington believes security conditions in Syria are going from bad to worse.
By Julia Preston- The New York Times
In the News – Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Obama administration has extended temporary protected status to El Salvadoran nationals through late 2013, shielding them from deportation and forcible return to their home country.
By Byron Tau and Joshua Gerstein, Politico, January 10, 2012
One may wonder why we’ve included the final two briefs regarding Syrian and Salvadoran being given either protected status from immigration sanctions (as if something of the sort were around); not too be misunderstood with a nation in a situation such as Syria we feel it would be inhumane to literally force those here for other reasons such as holidays, or to get away from the current atrocities, to not extend a willing hand would be cruel. However, these individuals should either report immediately to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ( USCIS ); moreover, this would be a great time to see how USCIS is able to work — how effectively with how much accountability.