Poll: Majority Want More Deportations

BREITBART — Only 14 percent of likely voters said they think the U.S. is deporting too aggressively, while 22 percent think the policies currently are just right. Eleven percent are undecided. The polling data comes as President Barack Obama, under fire from liberal activists, is considering unilateral moves to further ease deportations, more so than he already has, and House Republicans are discussing legislation to address the issue with new fervor. Last week, House GOP conference chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers said “I believe there is a path that we get a bill by August,” McMorris Rodgers said. “We’re going to have to push that this is legal status, not amnesty.” Meanwhile, Speaker John Boehner mocked amnesty opponents as crybabies who prefer not to tackle politically difficult issues. Both have walked back their statements, and Boehner apologized to Republican colleagues Monday. Many polls over the past year plus have shown that Americans are opposed to amnesty. In January, Gallup found only 3 percent of Americans consider the issue a priority at all. A July poll last year from Rasmussen Reports showed the American support for immigration reform decreased as more facts about the Senate’s then-just-passed “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.
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