The big headline in this poll should be that the 3 percent who see immigration as a priority shows that the U.S. Senate bill is seen as detrimental to a thriving America. Gallup’s new poll shows that America is in a heck of a mess and We the People know it, and, further, we do not think adding millions of lawbreakers to our legal population will help our current situation. Those polled want jobs, a humming economy and they want healthcare to work. Unfortunately, only 8 percent are concerned about the “federal budget deficit or debt,” which mean we do not understand that the deficit and the debt affects all that we’re talking about here, but they do get it, that adding millions of illegal aliens will personally impact them and their families, negatively.
In fact, immigration is so low among Americans’ priorities that Saad did not even mention it in her report on Gallup’s findings. It is, however, listed near the bottom of a chart of Americans’ priorities, slightly above welfare and “lack of respect for each other” as issues Americans think need to be dealt with.
21% The Government
18% The Economy
Whatever the “The Government” means, in this poll, pollster Lydia Saad said it leads all concerns and immigration falls behind “ethics and moral issues,” and “foreign aid.”
Republican leadership, pay attention. When and if you push what we know is amnesty, no matter what you call it, our anger at your unconstitutional acts will rest on your corrupted shoulders. No. We do not have to solve the “immigration” problem by making the problem worse. We need to clean it up and follow current federal law.
Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, and Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, among others, are currently drafting immigration “principles” that will all but certainly recommend granting legal status to large swaths of illegal aliens in America while massively increasing the levels of legal immigration to the country.
In fact, the only way immigration issues would fit into the priorities of voters is if they are viewed through the lens of how economically devastating amnesty and a subsequent massive increase in legal immigration would be to American workers—something that affects jobs and the economy, two top priorities according to Gallup. Source: Breitbart
We write to you on behalf of the 6 million young Americans who are neither working nor in school. We write on behalf of the countless American workers whose wages today are lower than they were more than a decade ago. We write on behalf of the 90 million Americans over 16 – including early retirees, college grads living at home, and those living on welfare – who are not part of our nation’s workforce.
The Senate immigration bill, which the White House helped craft and you personally endorse, would double the number of guest workers brought into this country at a time of crippling joblessness and falling incomes. On top of that, the Senate immigration bill would also add millions more permanent immigrant workers through green cards – handing out permanent residency to more than 30 million immigrants over the next decade. This represents a tripling of the normal green card rate.
These Congressmen signed the letter you see above:
In addition to Brooks, Reps. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), Lou Barletta (R-PA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Walter Jones (R-NC), Phil Gingrey (R-GA), Michele Bachmann (R-MN), John Fleming (R-LA), Steve King (R-IA), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Joe Wilson (R-SC), Steve Stockman (R-TX), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Jeff Duncan (R-SC), each signed the letter.
Cotton is significant because he is a U.S. Senate candidate against Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR), who supported amnesty in the Senate. Smith is a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and current chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
This should give every thinking American encouragement to stand against the coming stealth attack against quality of life and our Rule of Law. Don’t echo the pols, “We have to do something,” or “the people are demanding that we do something.” We are demanding, but we are demanding that current federal law be enforced. And let us get on with lowering the numbers of foreigners arriving legally every day until we’ve cleared a path.