Did you know that 71% of Americans want open borders as long as the invaders claim to be refugees? That’s what a new poll and many in the media want you to believe.
A new poll shows that 71% of Americans mostly or completely agree that we should provide refuge for all people who come to the U.S. if they are fleeing serious danger in their home country.
The poll is tainted, however.
The poll presents two opposing viewpoints and requires respondents to pick the one that best reflects their own views.
For example, a question about letting illegal immigrant children stay gives two basic choices: Offer shelter and support while beginning a process to determine whether they should be deported or allowed to stay in the U.S or Deport them immediately.
What kind of choice is that?
The title is as dishonest as the article.
The article states that “Nearly 70 percent of Americans believe the undocumented Central American children entering along the U.S.-Mexico border should be treated as refugees, a new poll shows.”
Politico then says, “But 59 percent of Americans say they mostly or completely agree with the statement that allowing the children to stay will increase illegal immigration.”
They deduce from the poll that nearly 70% of Americans want the children to stay but that’s not what the poll shows.
What the poll actually shows is this: In answer to the question, “The U.S. should NOT allow children now coming from Central America to stay because it will encourage others to ignore our laws and increase illegal immigration,” 59% mostly or completely agree that children should NOT be allowed to stay because it will encourage illegal immigration.
Politico didn’t report that.
The poll, according to Politico, states that 71% also say they mostly or completely agree that the U.S. should provide refuge and protection for all people who come to the U.S. if they are fleeing serious danger in their home country.
They got that right, however, the question is asked out of context. There is no reference point. They aren’t asking if people want the borders open, which is what it would mean to treat them all as refugees. They aren’t mentioning the fact that Mr. Obama is treating all illegal immigrants as refugees.
If the Institute phrased the question differently and asked Americans if they agree that we should have an open border policy, what would the poll have shown?
Though the media only presents the border crisis as being about the children, it’s much more about the adults who are streaming in by the millions.
Even Fox News is presenting the invasion as more about children when roughly only one out of twenty-five coming across is a child.
Americans don’t know what is going on.
Check out this photo of the “children” and notice how they are hiding their faces:
The problem for us as a nation is NOT the children, it’s the illegal immigration of adults and gang youth. It’s the hundreds of thousands of adults pouring in with the children and all the hundreds of thousands or millions of parents that Obama plans to give amnesty to.
One biased online journal, Outside the Beltway, that claims to be a classical liberal publication, took the same tack as Politico – let them stay!
They wrote about the poll as if it were simply another glorious opportunity to rip into Republicans, the tea party, Rick Perry, and all conservatives as people lacking compassion. They use this poll as proof that Americans are open to immigration reform unlike the “screaming mobs” who represent the opponents.
Obama and the media want to convince the American public that illegal aliens are refugees. All illegal immigrants have to say is they face a “credible fear” in their home country and they instantly become refugees for this administration.
Support for illegal immigration has dropped with 42% now saying immigrants are a burden because they take our jobs, housing and health care.
In fact, Pew research shows that 57% of illegal immigrants and over 50% of immigrants receive some form of government assistance, which makes them a burden.
Democrats know that polls can sway the way we think and that is more the point of many of them. We are being “nudged” as Cass Sunstein would say.
These tilted polls are grist for the media mill and they provide ballast for Obama’s open borders policy.
Interestingly, the pollsters at Public Religion Research Institute have only been around since 2009, as long as Obama has been around.
Senator Jeff Sessions, who is standing almost alone against a lawless president on the matter of illegal immigration, issued a statement today. He said that the border bill is a “surrender to a lawless president.”
Here’s the statement:
The Obama Administration has openly declared its plan to implement a unilateral executive amnesty for 5–6 million more illegal immigrants. This unlawful amnesty—urged on by congressional Democrats—would include work permits, taking jobs directly from millions of struggling American citizens.
Any action Congress might consider to address the current border crisis would be futile should the President go forward with these lawless actions. Congress must speak out and fight against them. It must use its spending power to stop the President’s executive amnesty.
That the House leaders’ border package includes no language on executive actions is surrender to a lawless President. And it is a submission to the subordination of congressional power.
After years of falling wages and rising joblessness, American workers are pleading for someone to hear them. How can it be that our President is brazenly advertising that he will nullify and strip away American workers’ immigration protections, and their own elected leaders will not rise to their defense? Or to the defense of our laws and our Constitutional order?
There are other grave concerns with the Granger package as well: because it does not fix our asylum rules and loopholes, the end result of the additional judges and hearings will be more illegal immigrants gaining asylum and access to U.S. welfare. It is a plan for expedited asylum, not expedited removal.
Nor will this package make our rogue President actively enforce anything, coming nowhere close to the kinds of reasonable enforcement activities needed to restore the interior application of our immigration laws.
And finally, a package that is silent on blocking amnesty creates an opportunity for Senate Democrats to add elements of their party’s open borders and mass immigration agenda.
This legislation is unworthy of support.
If we keep going down this dangerous path, we will soon be without immigration laws and what logically follows is there will be no enforcement.
A recent interview by Mark Levin with Sen. Sessions is worth the time:
BizPacReview picked up on Luis Gutiérrez admitting that the administration was going to legalize 6 million people and it would benefit the Democratic Party while being interviewed on MSNBC. Usually, Democrats don’t usually admit that this is the real purpose of their faux compassion: