Poll: 69% of Americans think the border kids should stay if it’s not safe for them to return home

posted at 11:21 am on July 29, 2014 by Allahpundit

In case you’ve been wondering why Democrats have been pounding the idea so hard that this is a “refugee” crisis at the border, not an “illegal immigration” crisis, here’s what happens when people are asked which statement comes closest to their view:

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In fact, under current U.S. law, the kids don’t qualify as “refugees.” That’s one of the sticking points in the White House’s proposal to send envoys to Honduras and start processing asylum applications there: How can we grant “refugee” status to someone who’s fleeing street gangs, not racial/religious/political persecution? If this result is accurate, the public doesn’t much care. Danger, at least with respect to kids, may be sufficient to move someone from the “illegal” column to the “refugee” category. What the limiting principle on that is for future waves of illegal border crossings, I have no idea.

How much should we trust this data, though? Here’s another result from the same poll that suggests people are … “conflicted,” I guess, is a nice way to put it.

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Sixty-nine percent think the kids should stay if it’s not safe for them to go home and 71 percent completely or mostly agree that we should shelter anyone who’s facing danger in their native country, but 59 percent think we shouldn’t let the kids stay lest it encourage further illegal immigration. Okay then. Also, my pal Karl notes on Twitter that other polls seem to contradict the “let them stay” result here. From Pew:

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The difference there could be a product of how the question is phrased: There’s no mention of “refugees” or, more importantly, the physical danger kids might face if sent home, but the reference to asylum at least suggests it. Or maybe it doesn’t contradict the result above as much as we might think. People are willing to see some refugees deported in the name of expediting the kids’ cases, but maybe they’d still support asylum for most, especially if you stressed that it’s not safe in Central America.

Karl also points to this CNN result:

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CNN got that result even though, when asked whether most of the kids are refugees or illegal immigrants, 51 percent said the former comes closer to their view versus 45 percent who said the latter. That same poll also found a general trend towards security: Whereas in the past most Americans thought legalizing illegals should be the main focus should be on legalizing illegals who are already here, 51 percent now say security should be the focus.

Any theories on how all of this squares? I’m always open to “one poll’s an outlier” but my hunch is that it’s case of public opinion responding to the right terminology. The more sympathetic you make the situation — the kids are “refugees,” they’re uniformly young waifs, they’re leaving because of violence — the better the numbers will be. The truth, that many kids are teenagers or are traveling with moms who say they’re fleeing poverty, not violence, doesn’t play as well.


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Frucks, I hope y’all will get it, and how, directly in the head/azz.

The resulting transformation was so stunning, so straining on schools, hospitals, social service institutions, and neighborhoods that it eroded trust in government, undermined public willingness to accept all newcomers and bred the public outrage that produced a host of anti-illegal immigration laws and initiatives.

We can be sure that little of the impact will be felt around George Will’s neighborhood in Chevy Chase, Md., where the median home price is $926,000. They can prescribe open borders with equanimity because for them the cascading consequences will be somebody else’s problem.

Will’s open-arms prescription is reminiscent of President Jimmy Carter’s 1979 effort to get China to allow more people to emigrate. Journalist Patrick Tyler recorded the memorable response of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping.

Tyler wrote that Deng “leaned forward, spreading his arms, and said to Carter, “Fine. How many do you want? Ten million?”

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Poll questions can be loaded to get the results the poller wants.

wdkeller on July 29, 2014 at 12:03 PM

And poll coverage can be loaded to get the visceral reaction the media wants.

Are you reading this, AP?

http://www.conservativeblogscentral.com

gryphon202 on July 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Define “not safe” That’s the rub.

Of course, we’re incenting people to exaggerate their circumstances.

And, if you want these ‘kids’ to stay, individual American’s should sign up to sponsor one or more of them out of their own pockets. Because I’m more than a little wary of being taken advantage of here.

LilyBart on July 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM

I wonder how many Americans answering these poll questions realize just how much “asylum” and “refugee” status costs U.S. taxpayers…

Somebody has to pay for all the “free” stuff these “refugees” are coming here for; the food stamps, EBT cards, subsidized housing, Medicaid, etc. And it’s not going to be their buddy Obama who is picking up the tab for all these new taxpayer-dependents. It’s going to be you and me.

AZCoyote on July 29, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Well, if the poll reflects anything close to a representative sampling of the U.S. population, almost half of them pay no federal income tax. And as long as their own benefits continue, the 43-47% don’t care who else receives them. Somebody else will pay for all the free stuff for this new wave of “refugees.”

It’s going to be you and me.

de rigueur on July 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Dobbs can’t sign executive acts.
Maybe in one of his scary novels he can?
 
verbaluce on July 29, 2014 at 11:28 AM

 
Hmmmmm, interesting description….
 
So his “Novels’ are scary??
 
I thought they were Non Fiction, based on Research?
 
ToddPA on July 29, 2014 at 11:55 AM

 
Turns out that’s exactly what he said.

rogerb on July 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Aha.The real problem with America is the education system that turned out the 69% who voted to let these illegals stay here.You pay for them morons!

redware on July 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM

trains dont rape people..bad people rape people. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people, your fear of an inanimate object is ridiculous.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 29, 2014 at 11:28 AM

FTFY.

NancyWhisky on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 PM

https://twitter.com/washingtonpost

Washington Post @washingtonpost · 16m

House Republicans slash border bill to $659 million as deadline approaches http://wapo.st/1nReWP8

canopfor on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 PM

And, if you want these ‘kids’ to stay, individual Americans should sign up to sponsor one or more of them out of their own pockets. Because I’m more than a little wary of being taken advantage of here.

LilyBart on July 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM

If Americans wish to be generous to these ‘refugee’ ‘kids’, I absolutely encourage them to do so.

But use your own resources. Giving away your own money is charity. Giving away someone else’s money is theft.

The elites want to give away other people’s money and opportunities, and continue their own lives unchanged and unaffected. That’s not charity.

LilyBart on July 29, 2014 at 12:19 PM

The way you get rid of poverty in Mexico and Central America is to export it to the USA. Dems. need the poor, unskilled, ignorant dependents from cradle to grave for votes to keep them in power. The Pubs. need it for the cheap labor for their Chamber Of Cronyism money coffers. The rest of us just shut up and keep paying the entitlement bills. You will be made to suck it up and like it. What the hell are you going to do about it? Blitch? Complain? Lotta good that has done. Just keep electing them as usual because they tell you how evil them wascally dems. are.

What will change by getting a PUB. house, senate and wh?

Nothing. If you think it will, you are dumber than the democrat voters. You think Obamacare will be repealed? You think entitlement programs will be eliminated or reduced? You think NSA will be reined in? You think spending will be reduced? You think Amnesty will not be passed? You think the borders will be secured? Keep dreaming, fools. You think anything will change when those who want change, conservatives, are treated by the GOPe worse than the democrats. The GOPe hate us because we want change, so how is reelecting them going to bring change? Wise up. You want to see change? You want to send them all a message. This fall and for the next two elections, vote against every single incumbent in both parties. To keep voting for the ones who caused all this is insane. Boehner and McConnell have done nothing to force change, and will do even less if in the majority. Boehner could refuse to fund all this socialist crap. Has he? Will he? The answer is not only no, but hell NO!

they lie on July 29, 2014 at 12:21 PM

69% of Americans are as dumb a sh!t…

PatriotRider on July 29, 2014 at 12:24 PM

No doubt they are all in danger. Send more./

CW20 on July 29, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Umm, wasn’t there a poll yesterday showing 77% wanted these illegals deported, including 64% of Hispanics? What happened to coverage of that poll here at Hotair?

xblade on July 29, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I know you know this; but I have seen first hand in many places the problems that arise out of having 25% unemployment for young males (ages 16 to 28).

Every place I have been that had that type of unemployment had serious problems. Every one.

We are already there in the minority communities and it only getting worse in many/all American communities.

Something is afoot. I have seen this play before in many other countries.

HonestLib on July 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

And as long as their own benefits continue, the 43-47% don’t care who else receives them. Somebody else will pay for all the free stuff for this new wave of “refugees.”

But sooner or later, and with the numbers of illegal aliens flooding across the border, it is likely to be sooner, even the 47%ers are going to be affected.

We already have a record number of Americans out of the work force and unable to find jobs. We already have a record number of Americans (and illegal aliens) on food stamp rolls. We already have a record number of Americans receiving a disability check instead of a paychek. And of course, we already have a record level of public debt, nearly half of which has been racked up by Obama in the past 6 years.

We can’t keep this Ponzi scheme running forever. At some point, and we are rapidly approaching that point, either the government and the economy both implode, or somebody’s government benefits get cut — substantially.

The 47%ers need to wake up and smell the coffee.

AZCoyote on July 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

I have to hear and read this junk everywhere else, and now AP is spinning the “infants fleeing death and destruction” meme? It’s gotten bad, folks.

You might as well conduct a poll that asks, “Do you think innocent children should be killed?”

How about some integrity? If you want to open the borders to anybody who wants to show up and can get here, then just say it. Exactly how many people can this “great nation” as it’s called here absorb easily? A hundred million? Two, Three?

Almost every “save the children” article or post includes a fundamentally flawed assumption… that we are dealing with a finite number of people… those who are already here. We’re not. They’re still coming, by the tens of thousands (by the way, apprehension statistics are as misleading as unemployment statistics that do not count those no longer looking for work — how many you catch does not prove how many are crossing).

Before you decide what to do with your flooded basement, don’t you think you should turn off the water?

IndieDogg on July 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM

It’s not safe in their country? Bs. But then why don’t we just then import millions of millions from countries all over the world where it’s not safe. Yeah, let’s bring in hundreds of millions until we’re a backwater republic and people are actually trying to get out of this country and go back to where they came from. And OT: stop the amnesty king Lamar Alexander! His primary is on Aug 7th.

anotherJoe on July 29, 2014 at 12:32 PM

These polls are all over the map. There are recent polls that show the exact opposite.

Just yesterday, the Examiner published a poll which states 77% want the children returned to their own countries. This result was from an Examiner/YouGov.com survey. Go here to view the article: http://washingtonexaminer.com/77-want-illegal-immigrants-sent-home-81-say-its-a-serious-issue/article/2551338

A week or so ago, Rasmussen reported that 59% of likely voters want the kids to go back home. Go here to view: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2014/most_voters_want_to_send_latest_illegal_immigrants_home_asap

Lots of money to be made by pollsters on this problem. Too bad all the polls seem to conflict.

joecollins on July 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

If the immigration battle is decided by emotion, we lose. If it is decided by facts, we win. Facts can be racist:
* 34% of federal inmates are Hispanic
* 53% of Hispanic babies are born to single mothers
* Aliens, especially illegal aliens, are far more likely to use entitlements than native-born citizens
* How will 12-25 million illegals impact our educational and medical systems
* Etc., etc., etc.

bw222 on July 29, 2014 at 12:35 PM

In fact, under current U.S. law, the kids don’t qualify as “refugees.” That’s one of the sticking points in the White House’s proposal to send envoys to Honduras and start processing asylum applications there: How can we grant “refugee” status to someone who’s fleeing street gangs, not racial/religious/political persecution? If this result is accurate, the public doesn’t much care. Danger, at least with respect to kids, may be sufficient to move someone from the “illegal” column to the “refugee” category. What the limiting principle on that is for future waves of illegal border crossings, I have no idea.

How do you get the general public to care? You make it their problem. You see the issue is only the border states are facing the brunt of the problem, so people in states farther removed can be ambivalent about the if the illegals should stay or not. It is easy to say let the “kids” stay when those “kids” are not in your community.

That is why I keep pounding, and will continue to pound, the idea of the state of Texas using money to move the new arrivals to the New England states. In other words when the authorities in Texas catch these folks, instead of handing them over to the local INS in Texas just bus them to Boston, or New York, or Providence, etc., and let the local law enforcement (and INS offices) up there deal with them. Drop them off at Geraldo Rivera’s House, or George Will’s house, or at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, or at Harvard.

Obama and the Democrats are playing dirty and for keeps, so must the Conservatives. Anyway you can move these people to wealthy liberal and black Northeast communities do it…force them to face the issue, force them to come face to face with the problems it causes. If Obama can play with the law…so can Texas…

William Eaton on July 29, 2014 at 12:35 PM

joecollins on July 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

I’m sure the Public Religion research Institute started with the answer it wanted and worked with the pollster to get the results it wanted.

bw222 on July 29, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Something is afoot. I have seen this play before in many other countries.

HonestLib on July 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Yes, I hope the middle/lower classes and the taxpayers revolt and pitchfork the masters in DC, from both sides, politically first.

They hate the US people, just to stuff their own pockets.

There is NO more representation in DC.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Boehner could refuse to fund all this socialist crap. Has he? Will he? The answer is not only no, but hell NO!

they lie

That’s because shutting down the government will hurt republicans, and only republicans. We know this because the dems tell us this will happen. And they wouldn’t lie. Heck, with this being the case, if Obama were smart, he and Reid would shut down the government in October when the continuing resolution funding bill comes up. They would win in a landslide according to dems and republican concern trolls.

In the meantime, Boehnor has taken impeachment off the table and the dems are sharing in a collective sigh of relief because their plan to convince republicans that impeachment is a bad idea worked.

xblade on July 29, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Wonderful. Now, tell the 69% to expect two of them delivered to their door.

rplat on July 29, 2014 at 12:41 PM

trains dont rape people..bad people rape people. your fear of an inanimate object is ridiculous.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 29, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Let’s save this idiotic post from the Canadian troll for the “gun-control” articles.

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2014 at 12:46 PM

69% of Americans think the border kids should stay if it’s not safe for them to return home

That should have been followed up by a second question: If someone robs a bank, should they be allowed to keep the money if they are really, really poor?

Just to eliminate the stupid vote.

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I don’t.
Deport them all-and use potentially lethal force on all those who try to re-cross.
That ‘method’ should apply to ALL illegals.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2014 at 12:48 PM

These polls are all over the map. There are recent polls that show the exact opposite.

Just yesterday, the Examiner published a poll which states 77% want the children returned to their own countries. This result was from an Examiner/YouGov.com survey. Go here to view the article: http://washingtonexaminer.com/77-want-illegal-immigrants-sent-home-81-say-its-a-serious-issue/article/2551338

A week or so ago, Rasmussen reported that 59% of likely voters want the kids to go back home. Go here to view: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2014/most_voters_want_to_send_latest_illegal_immigrants_home_asap

Lots of money to be made by pollsters on this problem. Too bad all the polls seem to conflict.

joecollins on July 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

It depends how the question is asked, in this poll Sally Struthers asked the question in her best crying voice.

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Bad link, sorry

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:13 PM

More evidence that Obama maladministration = Jimmy Carter maladministration II.

Only difference is that the government now lies more flagrantly about the high unemployment, skyrocketing double-digit inflation (seen in the real world, but somehow invisible in Washington), and ignores the budget altogether.

landlines on July 29, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Dear Americans,

The only way their home nations will be safe is if they are occupied and rebuilt by a European country with a Judeo-christian background, if need be from the ground up after pounding the drug lords and tinpot dictators infesting it to chunky salsa. Sack up and send them back or do what must be done.

Very sincerely,
Reality

LawfulGood on July 29, 2014 at 12:54 PM

As for this “poll,” I refer the reader to How to Lie with Statistics: one of the best and most readable texts on this subject ever.

It was used as a primary reference book in a college level Statistics course I took while in Johns Hopkins graduate school some time ago.

landlines on July 29, 2014 at 1:02 PM

The poll results are less a statement on what American’s views are vis-à-vis the immigration issue and more a statement that any large group of people will, to some degree, be comprised of easily manipulated morons.

The Grinch on July 29, 2014 at 1:02 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I can’t stay up and read QOTD at night Monday through Thursday thus I will ask here. Homecoming in two days?

HonestLib on July 29, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Dobbs can’t sign executive acts.
Maybe in one of his scary novels he can?

verbaluce on July 29, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Hmmmmm, interesting description….

So his “Novels’ are scary??

I thought they were Non Fiction, based on Research?

ToddPA on July 29, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Non-fiction wasn’t serving his needs enough.
Fiction is a better medium for him.

verbaluce on July 29, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Find out where these 69% live, and send all the illegals to their town.

Watch that number fall fast.

Moesart on July 29, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Sixty-nine percent think the kids should stay if it’s not safe for them to go home and 71 percent completely or mostly agree that we should shelter anyone who’s facing danger in their native country, but 59 percent think we shouldn’t let the kids stay lest it encourage further illegal immigration. Okay then.

Actually, seems pretty straight forward…

Most people feel compassion toward those under a tyrannical government… but understand that words will be twisted by our own government to use these aliens in its pursuit to become tyrannical.

Send them back and let them pursue legal immigration.

Just because your country is tyrannical doesn’t mean that ours has to become the same by disregarding our (immigration) laws to accommodate your plight..

dominigan on July 29, 2014 at 1:11 PM

The media is showing children under 10 yrs. of age without parents. That is all they show. Over 50% of the “children” are teenagers, aged 15-21. Yes, 21.

They do not ask in this poll, should the rest of the family be brought here and be entitled to 7 years of welfare, and citizenship, in four years?

That is what refugee status brings. Goodies and Citizenship. And an exemption, that you can apply for citizenship even if you don’t work, get welfare and collect Social Securty Disability. Yes, they did not ask about that in this poll.

They did not ask, do you want to pay $100 an hour to a translator to sit with the children at school all day to help them thru school? Perhaps they don’t speak Spanish, you have to find a Mayan language translator. A lot of immigrants speak the MAM languages, they are the “outcasts” of Guatemalan society because they don’t learn Spanish and do not participate. Schooling is done in Spanish, if you don’t speak Spanish, you have not been to school, EVER.

The teenagers have been sent to earn money to send back to their parents, those that are not here. They don’t want asylum, they want to go back and forth, and wire money via Western Union. Their parents think 15 or 16 is old enough to go to work with “permissos” in the U.S. They fully expect to get the money back that they spend on a Coyote trip. And, if they have access to this money…it sure is questionable. Then why do we have to waive their fees and say they can’t afford a lawyer, and we have to pay?

The media propaganda doesn’t tell the facts, it just puts Feed The Children footage on tv. There are very few unaccompanied children under age 10, most of the ones you see are here with their mothers. That makes them a family seeking asylum, and entitled to lots of welfare funding and if they get refugee status they can be citizens in 4 years, and vote for more welfare.

Fleuries on July 29, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Acuse a cualquier persona que no va a acusar.

Impeach anyone that won’t impeach.

If Americans don’t have the stomach for it, then it’s already too late.

PappyD61 on July 29, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Judging from the reaction here in America’s Heartland, I would go with the Economist Poll, featured in the Washington Examiner, which showed that 77% of Americans want to send “The Little Rascals” back home.

kingsjester on July 29, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Wait, wait… so I shouldn’t give a ratz a$$ about Iraqi an Afghan children in danger because, oh no, we can’t nation build. But now I should worry about kids from a Central America ring of hell?

rhombus on July 29, 2014 at 1:18 PM

I call BS on this poll. Again.

ncjetsfan on July 29, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Just another BS poll!

MCGIRV on July 29, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Wait, wait… so I shouldn’t give a ratz a$$ about Iraqi an Afghan children in danger because, oh no, we can’t nation build. But now I should worry about kids from a Central America ring of hell?

rhombus on July 29, 2014 at 1:18 PM

There are also plenty of kids living in extreme poverty and facing horrible violence in places like Sudan, the Congo, Somalia, Egypt, etc.

Do they all get to come here and be U.S. taxpayer-dependent “refugees” too? And if not, why not?

What’s the limit on the number of poor foreigners who can come here? What’s the limit on how many billions of dollars in benefits U.S. taxpayers can be required to pay to support them each year? For how many years?

When are our so-called representatives in government going to address these questions? When is the so-called media going to raise these questions?

AZCoyote on July 29, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Why do I never get polled?

Mr. Arrogant on July 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Beck is right (this time)…as far as this as an election issue.

verbaluce on July 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM

.
I want to see you layout just exactly what Glenn Beck’s “take” on these illegal invaders is.

I’m betting you don’t know … but you might surprise me, and take my money. Give it a whirl.

listens2glenn on July 29, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Poll: 69% of Americans think the border kids should stay if it’s not safe for them to return home

But, but, but…the children!

A lot of these “children” are old enough to get it on with each other and have kids of their own.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 29, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Ebola Outbreak Victim Who Sparked Fears of Global Epidemic Was On His Way Home To The United States

The American who was visiting his sister in Nigeria and became infected with Ebola and subsequently died was actually on his way home to the United States when he began exhibiting symptoms of Ebola. Had he actually flown home before beginning to express symptoms of infection with Ebola, he could have spread the contagion to people on the flights he took as well as to those he encountered once he was back in the United States.

Ebola is spread through close contact and/or the exchange of body fluids, including sweat.

If there are those in Africa who choose to try and take advantage of the open route into the United States through South America, Central America, and Mexico who are infected or carrying contagion, including Ebola, an epidemic result here in the United States.

Recently, a group of illegal aliens from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka were caught entering the United States from Mexico.

Our legitimate immigration laws and system were designed, drafted, and passed into law in order to prevent the spread of disease among our citizenry and to protect our citizenry and resources from predation by illegal aliens.

The complete collapse of border security and gutting of enforcement of immigration law has exposed this nation to the risk of epidemic contagion, as well as a massive drain on community resources, jobs, and a depression of wages leaving many working citizens and legal immigrants without viable means of support for themselves or their families.

It is time to put an end to the completely unnecessary risk to which the citizens and legal immigrants of this nation are exposed through a lawless president and complicit congress.

Throw the bums out of office who support amnesty, open borders, and putting the interests of foreign nationals in this nation illegally ahead of the interests of citizens and legal immigrants, and elect some real public servants who understand the the constitution and the rights and interests of citizens and legal immigrants are their first and only priority…while you still can.

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 1:52 PM

I call total BS on this poll.

Winebabe on July 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Define “not safe” That’s the rub.

Of course, we’re incenting people to exaggerate their circumstances.

And, if you want these ‘kids’ to stay, individual American’s should sign up to sponsor one or more of them out of their own pockets. Because I’m more than a little wary of being taken advantage of here.

LilyBart on July 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM

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Bingo ! . . . . . who’s the arbiter of that ?
.
What other countries are we going to take refugees from ?

listens2glenn on July 29, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Dear Americans,

The only way their home nations will be safe is if they are occupied and rebuilt by a European country with a Judeo-christian background, if need be from the ground up after pounding the drug lords and tinpot dictators infesting it to chunky salsa. Sack up and send them back or do what must be done.

Very sincerely,
Reality

LawfulGood on July 29, 2014 at 12:54 PM

LOL.

And true.

Midas on July 29, 2014 at 2:13 PM

I call total BS on this poll.

Winebabe on July 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

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Dittos.

listens2glenn on July 29, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Beck is right (this time)…as far as this as an election issue.

verbaluce on July 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM

.
I want to see you layout just exactly what Glenn Beck’s “take” on these illegal invaders is.

I’m betting you don’t know … but you might surprise me, and take my money. Give it a whirl.

listens2glenn on July 29, 2014 at 1:46 PM

I’ll give you the win on the bet here. I long ago stopped paying much attention to Beck, so I can’t tell you what his latest take is. If he’s made a sudden turn to embracing a progressive policy on reform which includes paths to citizenship along with a dismissal of silly fortified bunker-border theories…you’ll need to educate me.
In this case, I was simply referencing his comment that the GOP can’t win on the immigration issue.
He may well be offering that with great regret.
And tears.

verbaluce on July 29, 2014 at 2:19 PM

What a scam. This isn’t even counting the next wave of anchor babies.

RdLake on July 29, 2014 at 2:20 PM

What happened to that 77% want them deported stat?

memory hole and governance by twitter…

embrace the suck comrade amigo…

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Lets give them transient visa’s and send them to Canada.

sortssux on July 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Lets give them transient visa’s and send them to Canada.

sortssux on July 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM

*snicker*

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM

HonestLib on July 29, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Yep.
He saw a pro-Hamas sign near where’s he’s staying that had been torn ‘a little’. It was on a phone line pole or something.
Well-a sign shouldn’t be up if it doesn’t look nice-so…

Step by step…

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Sierra Leone’e Top Ebola Doctor Dies From the Ebola Virus

Nine out of every ten people who contract the Ebola virus die.

Ebola Would Spread Like Forest Fire United States Warns

The legitimate immigration system screens all legal immigrant applicants for health problems through physical examinations, vaccinations, and medical history before allowing them to enter the United States. This is done specifically to preempt any risk of contagion being spread in the United States, to protect citizens and legal immigrants from the risk of contracting disease and to prevent any chance of an epidemic being started by anyone entering the nation who is carrying contagion.

Illegal aliens do not undergo any such screening. They are ‘undocumented’, which means they have no medical history, no record of any vaccinations even if they’d had them, and there are no physical examinations before entering this nation.

Border security has collapsed. Virtually anyone who wishes can simply cross our border and enter this nation at will. Unaccompanied children do it every day by the hundreds if not thousands.

It’s time to regain control of our borders. It’s time to enforce immigration law vigorously and consistently. Before it’s too late.

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 2:32 PM

I don’t believe this pol. Everyone, liberals included, that I talk to believe these people need to be sent back. Also everyone, surprisingly, is aware of the crisis. Maybe the wording or the sample skewed this.

Either way, I believe the Rs have thrown in with open borders. Too many Rs and most dems do not cares about America. Too many lying sickos in politics(and on blog sites). We are now the world so we will be acting more like the world. Despotism, nepotism , rampant bribery, balkanization … this will become the norm in my lifetime.

It was a nice experiment(USA) but after a few 100 hundred years it couldn’t survive the moral/ethical shortcomings of it’s people. We were destroyed by the new left and betrayed by the republicans.

BoxHead1 on July 29, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I’ve been to Honduras twice with my church to help install water filtration systems for small communities. I was in a place where poverty was rampant and many kids die from unsanitary conditions. The strange thing is that I never felt unsafe there…at least not nearly as much as I have felt in certain parts of Chicago or NYC.

ReaganWasRight on July 29, 2014 at 2:35 PM

poll

BoxHead1 on July 29, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Everyone says the murder rate of Honduras is high, I suspect the murder rate of Hondurans is more to blame than the geography.

Steady_Rest on July 29, 2014 at 2:36 PM

How many Iraqi and Afghan children are we taking in? Why am I not supposed to care about them but go all drippy eyed over Central American kids?

rhombus on July 29, 2014 at 2:48 PM

What about our kids? There are tens of thousands of them living on the street.

claudius on July 29, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Stuff like this makes me realize in a very visceral way that we are definitely in the twilight of the republic. The people polled seem to assume that there is a finite amount of violence in the home countries and at some future date it will end, or at least lessen. That’s just not the case. The violence these kids are supposedly fleeing was the same 20 years ago. And barring some systemic changes in the home countries, will be the same 20 years hence.

The only way to save the republic is to raise the voting age to 30 and require that anyone casting a vote prove that they pay taxes. No one should have a say in a government they don’t pay to maintain.

Lamont Cranston on July 29, 2014 at 3:17 PM

69% of Americans are idiots.

Dopenstrange on July 29, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Basically these kids will wallow in poverty, and eventually join gangs or resort to a life of crime to survive.

Obama is just importing future violent offenders and crime.

portlandon on July 29, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Or join obama’s Civilian National Security Force armed with the guns a billions of rounds of ammo his alphabet bureaucracies have bought.

davidk on July 29, 2014 at 3:37 PM

How many Iraqi and Afghan children are we taking in? Why am I not supposed to care about them but go all drippy eyed over Central American kids?

rhombus on July 29, 2014 at 2:48 PM

That’s next.

davidk on July 29, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Here’s a novel idea stay the he11 home.

stormridercx4 on July 29, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Why do I never get polled?

Mr. Arrogant on July 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM

You will. Just bend over and wait.

davidk on July 29, 2014 at 3:42 PM

So they send them to Chicago because it is “safer”?

Why do you post these stupid poll results? Do you honestly
think your readers fall for these lies?

I deal with customers all across the country and 100% of them despise Obama, thinks both the democrats and republicans are crooks
and want the illegals sent home and the border secure; no
amnesty for any of them. Now, that is a poll one can believe in!

Amjean on July 29, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Body of Child Discovered In Wheelwell Of US Military Aircraft That Had Landed In Ramstein Germany Air Base After Long Haul Flight From Africa

There was a concern about communicable diseases so when the German and American teams removed the body, they more protective clothing, military officials said.

Subsequent tests were negative for communicable diseases, Kirby said.

So the German and US military authorities were concerned about communicable diseases enough to wear protective clothing when removing and handling the body of this stowaway, but American citizens and legal immigrants are allowed to be exposed to potential contagion daily via a border that is in a state of collapse and immigration enforcement that has been deliberately gutted, not only allowing illegal aliens to enter our nation at will and go where they will, but shipping still more illegal aliens all over the nation and depositing them in our communities.

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 4:15 PM

My guess is that while this may meet typical national polling statistical validity requirements, that the opinions on this particular issue are so extremely different based on region and urban/suburban/rural that 1,026 subjects are not sufficient for statistical reliability and validity on this particular issue.

Then again, they may have just borrowed Rasmussen’s current modeling which would explain why they are are so far outlying.

deepdiver on July 29, 2014 at 4:26 PM

This is why issues polls are worthless. It all depends on how the question is asked.

Phrased to evoke visions of hungry kids clutching teddy bears, sure, America is compassionate.

Insert instead a picture of the tatted-up gang members flipping off America, and see how your “public opinion” changes.

Once again: worthless.

Adjoran on July 29, 2014 at 5:25 PM

libfreeordie on July 29, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Seriously big yawn

Shouldn’t you be planning the final solution for white people or something?

darwin on July 29, 2014 at 5:47 PM

The poll questions identify the poll as PRRI, the Public Religion Research Institute

The CEO of PRRI is Robert Jones. . His “Faith by the Numbers” segment is also a regular feature on Interfaith Voices, the nation’s leading religion news magazine on public radio, which is carried on NPR stations around the country… Dr. Jones’ most recent books are Progressive & Religious: How Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist Leaders are Moving Beyond the Culture Wars and Transforming American Public Life and Liberalism’s Troubled Search for Equality.

The Chairman of the Board of PRRI is Rabbi David Saperstein. David Saperstein is an American rabbi, lawyer, and Jewish community leader.[1] He has served as the director and chief legal counsel at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Religious Action Center …He currently co-chairs the Coalition to Preserve Religious Liberty, and serves on the boards of the NAACP and People For the American Way… 2008, Saperstein delivered the invocation at the Democratic National Convention’s final session, before Senator Barack Obama accepted the party’s nomination for president.[4] In February 2009, he was named to President Obama’s Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Faith based initiative groups are running Obama’s boarding house for illegals ….

You can check out their recent articles. Nope

entagor on July 29, 2014 at 6:43 PM

They’re not little children – they’re teenagers and young adults. Is the reason congressional representatives cannot see the kids because they’re not really kids? And from every photo I’ve seen, the vast majority are boys. What is really going on here?

MN J on July 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Has anyone seen the documentary Cocaine Cowboys? Remember how the murder rate in Miami increased 700% after the Meriel Boat lift? Well its going to be like that only on a national scale in the next year.

Pegcity on July 30, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Obama is the new Carter

Pegcity on July 30, 2014 at 12:29 AM

The laws are not a poll question.

Even though Obama on down seem to think so.

Anarchy with a teddy bear is still Anarchy.

profitsbeard on July 30, 2014 at 3:32 AM

They should stay there and grow up there and become champions for freedom and security for themselves and their posterity.

Woody

woodcdi on July 30, 2014 at 11:34 AM

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