Poll: Majority Supports Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

There are 20 comments on the Nov 14, 2012, KVOR-AM Colorado Springs story titled Poll: Majority Supports Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants. In it, KVOR-AM Colorado Springs reports that:

Most Americans support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, an issue that may be high on the agenda of newly re-elected President Obama and the 113th Congress, given the increased importance of nonwhites -- including Hispanic voters -- in the nation's political equation.

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“Reduce immigration levels”

Level 5

Since: Dec 06

Kings Mountain, NC

#224 Nov 22, 2012
Pamela wrote:
The government should say they can only get citizenship if they are NOT on welfare. In that case, none of them would qualify. And if they got off of welfare, that would save us hundreds of billions of dollars per year.
The LEGAL immigrants we bring here can't be on welfare. They have to be working, paying taxes and buying a home, so why not do the same with the 12 million illlegal immigrants? Because they are all on welfare. If they were not on welfare and working and paying taxes and buying homes, we obviously would not be brining legal immigrants in from other countries to do just that. Now we have to bring in 250,000 a year from other countries to pay for the 12 million Mexicans to collect welfare. Where does it all end??
Welfare is only a amall part of the problem. We are changing our country forever. Read this
http://www.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frost...

“United We Stand”

Level 7

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#225 Nov 22, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
The path leads back home first. Go home and next time you come, don't break our laws.
Bye-bye.
No! No! No! They demand special treatment! They want an easier softer way then the rest of the immigrant wannabes. Illegals think they deserve special short cuts for thumbing their noses at our laws and stealing our jobs and freebies.

“United We Stand”

Level 7

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#226 Nov 22, 2012
Pamela wrote:
The government should say they can only get citizenship if they are NOT on welfare. In that case, none of them would qualify. And if they got off of welfare, that would save us hundreds of billions of dollars per year.
The LEGAL immigrants we bring here can't be on welfare. They have to be working, paying taxes and buying a home, so why not do the same with the 12 million illlegal immigrants? Because they are all on welfare. If they were not on welfare and working and paying taxes and buying homes, we obviously would not be brining legal immigrants in from other countries to do just that. Now we have to bring in 250,000 a year from other countries to pay for the 12 million Mexicans to collect welfare. Where does it all end??
The government should say they can NEVER have citizenship or even stay legally in our country. They have proven they will systematically break whatever laws are in their way. They have a history of defying everything we citizens must comply with, laws, taxes, even our language and way of live. These people have refused to assimilate and demanded everything their way.

No. No citizenship, no staying legally, no breaks. We should prosecute everyone of them to the fullest extent of our laws and hopefully be able to confiscate everything they posses as it should all be assumed to be illegally gotten gains.

“United We Stand”

Level 7

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#227 Nov 22, 2012
I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving except the illegals. This is not your holiday to celebrate. I sincerely hope you felt left out as you should.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#229 Nov 23, 2012
Ralff wrote:
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No! No! No!

They demand special treatment!

They want an easier softer way then the rest of the immigrant wannabes. Illegals think they deserve special short cuts for thumbing their noses at our laws and stealing our jobs and freebies.
The inscription at the base of the Statute of Liberty concludes, "I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" It says nothing about welcoming people who bypass our entry doors by climbing walls, swimming rivers and sneaking under border fences.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Level 1

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#230 Nov 23, 2012
Cricket 23 wrote:
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The inscription at the base of the Statute of Liberty concludes, "I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" It says nothing about welcoming people who bypass our entry doors by climbing walls, swimming rivers and sneaking under border fences.
Make them do like all the others, that has obtained citizenship LEGALLY! Take the test, then go thru the sworn-in ceremonies. Don't pass the test.....by by. Test in ENGLISH ONLY!

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

Yellowknife NT

#231 Nov 23, 2012
Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>Make them do like all the others, that has obtained citizenship LEGALLY! Take the test, then go thru the sworn-in ceremonies. Don't pass the test.....by by. Test in ENGLISH ONLY!
A.S.A.P.! If not now.
Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#232 Nov 23, 2012
Ralff wrote:
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The government should say they can NEVER have citizenship or even stay legally in our country. They have proven they will systematically break whatever laws are in their way. They have a history of defying everything we citizens must comply with, laws, taxes, even our language and way of live. These people have refused to assimilate and demanded everything their way.
No. No citizenship, no staying legally, no breaks. We should prosecute everyone of them to the fullest extent of our laws and hopefully be able to confiscate everything they posses as it should all be assumed to be illegally gotten gains.
The problem is the kids are born here so the parents go down to the welfare office and lie that they are not working and get welfare for the kids cause they are citizens, and the other problem is once the kids turn 18, our immigration laws say that they can then bring the parents and other family members here. They've been coming here for about 30 years now in mass so most of the illegals have kids that are 18 or older so they can stay here anyway. The point is you have to come up with a solution that is going to work. If you can't get rid of them cause they have adult children here who are citizens, then you have to say that they can't be on welfare, same as we tell our legal immigrants. That would send them all packing. The only reason they can have so many kids is because they steal someone's social security number and work and then they lie to the welfare dept. that they are not working and there's no way to trace it, so they get double incomes - welfare and working. If you ended welfare on them, that would take away the magnet for them to be here. As long as you are going to give them free health care and free food and free housing, etc., they will stay.

You're right that if you give them an amnesty, then more and more come in and ask for another amnesty. Reagan did an amnesty and now we have 12 million more illegals.

“United We Stand”

Level 7

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#233 Nov 23, 2012
Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>Make them do like all the others, that has obtained citizenship LEGALLY! Take the test, then go thru the sworn-in ceremonies. Don't pass the test.....by by. Test in ENGLISH ONLY!
Wooo! backup there feller! They must first GO HOME and start the process right. They don't get to cut inline and take the test from where they are at. No way!

“United We Stand”

Level 7

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#234 Nov 23, 2012
Pamela wrote:
<quoted text>The problem is the kids are born here so the parents go down to the welfare office and lie that they are not working and get welfare for the kids cause they are citizens, and the other problem is once the kids turn 18, our immigration laws say that they can then bring the parents and other family members here. They've been coming here for about 30 years now in mass so most of the illegals have kids that are 18 or older so they can stay here anyway. The point is you have to come up with a solution that is going to work. If you can't get rid of them cause they have adult children here who are citizens, then you have to say that they can't be on welfare, same as we tell our legal immigrants. That would send them all packing. The only reason they can have so many kids is because they steal someone's social security number and work and then they lie to the welfare dept. that they are not working and there's no way to trace it, so they get double incomes - welfare and working. If you ended welfare on them, that would take away the magnet for them to be here. As long as you are going to give them free health care and free food and free housing, etc., they will stay.
You're right that if you give them an amnesty, then more and more come in and ask for another amnesty. Reagan did an amnesty and now we have 12 million more illegals.
I know what the problems are, the solutions are stop doping that and enforce our laws. Not real complicated though they would like us to think so.
freebird

Long Beach, CA

#235 Nov 23, 2012
Ralff wrote:
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Wooo! backup there feller! They must first GO HOME and start the process right. They don't get to cut inline and take the test from where they are at. No way!
Exactly!!! Of course that's what they want, but we should get what we want and demand. We are the American citizens, not them.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Level 1

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#236 Nov 23, 2012
Ralff wrote:
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Wooo! backup there feller! They must first GO HOME and start the process right. They don't get to cut inline and take the test from where they are at. No way!
did I say that? NO!

“United We Stand”

Level 7

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#237 Nov 23, 2012
Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>did I say that? NO!
I don't know what "that" you are referring to but those are my terms, no shortcuts no favors.
spud

United States

#238 Nov 23, 2012
I'd seriously doubt that more than 30% of Americans favor amnesty. That's a pretty low number considering the corporate media have been publishing bogus survey results like this for years. It turns out that these surveys along with all the slanted stories the MSM puts out favoring illegal aliens have only managed to sway the naively gullible or the illegal aliens and their exploiters.

“United We Stand”

Level 7

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#239 Nov 23, 2012
spud wrote:
I'd seriously doubt that more than 30% of Americans favor amnesty. That's a pretty low number considering the corporate media have been publishing bogus survey results like this for years. It turns out that these surveys along with all the slanted stories the MSM puts out favoring illegal aliens have only managed to sway the naively gullible or the illegal aliens and their exploiters.
It all depends on how it is lead into, the way the question is worded and how the question/answers are interpetited in the results.
Figures don't lie but all liars figure.

“Extremely me”

Level 6

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#240 Nov 23, 2012
Ralff wrote:
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I don't know what "that" you are referring to but those are my terms, no shortcuts no favors.
You aren't going to set the terms ralff.

I tried to tell you where all this "no compromise" crap was going to get us.

Congratulations douche-bag...you blew it.
freebird

Long Beach, CA

#242 Nov 23, 2012
JackMcIntosh wrote:
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You aren't going to set the terms ralff.
I tried to tell you where all this "no compromise" crap was going to get us.
Congratulations douche-bag...you blew it.
We see where amnesty with "no compromise" crap got us in the past.

A lot more illegal aliens and their anchor rats.

We know where any kind of compromise would get us.

More illegal aliens and their anchor rats because they still wouldn't uphold any kind of agreement after they allow them to stay.

Our only hope is that the government, or better yet, Real Americans will demand that this illegal invasion be put to a stop. I have no faith in minorities, especially Hispanics signing off on this. So it will more than likely be the Whites. We just need them to stop brainwashing them in our schools and the media.

NAAWP!!!

“United We Stand”

Level 7

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#243 Nov 23, 2012
freebird wrote:
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We see where amnesty with "no compromise" crap got us in the past.
A lot more illegal aliens and their anchor rats.
We know where any kind of compromise would get us.
More illegal aliens and their anchor rats because they still wouldn't uphold any kind of agreement after they allow them to stay.
Our only hope is that the government, or better yet, Real Americans will demand that this illegal invasion be put to a stop. I have no faith in minorities, especially Hispanics signing off on this. So it will more than likely be the Whites. We just need them to stop brainwashing them in our schools and the media.
NAAWP!!!
Never mind the kweer, it think no one can opine unless he/she approves it. You know, its a gay rights demand.

“Extremely me”

Level 6

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#244 Nov 23, 2012
freebird wrote:
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We see where amnesty with "no compromise" crap got us in the past.
A lot more illegal aliens and their anchor rats.
We know where any kind of compromise would get us.
More illegal aliens and their anchor rats because they still wouldn't uphold any kind of agreement after they allow them to stay.
Our only hope is that the government, or better yet, Real Americans will demand that this illegal invasion be put to a stop. I have no faith in minorities, especially Hispanics signing off on this. So it will more than likely be the Whites. We just need them to stop brainwashing them in our schools and the media.
NAAWP!!!
What's with the race thing anyway?

Whites against minorities?

Freebird, I'm every bit as much against illegal immigration as you are, but doing this your way "amnesty without compromise" is pretty much what we got.

Does it feel like a victory to you?

Both parties have an interest in getting immigration off the table before the 2014 midterms and there is going to be a deal worked out or the republicans will be blamed for it and they will lose their majority in the House.

No compromise on immigration is going to be just about as successful as "anybody but Obama" was in a presidential election.

That's just how it is.

Level 1

Since: Feb 11

Chicago, IL

#245 Nov 23, 2012
A LIE!

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