53% of US Wants Illegal Immigrants Deported
Senators mull 'biometric' ID requirement for fed workers
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 21, 2013 8:30 AM CST
Illegal immigrants and immigration activists watch President Obama speaking about immigration reform, Jan. 29, 2013.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

(Newser) – Some 53% of American citizens broadly support deportation for illegal immigrants, a Reuters/Ipsos poll finds, with 30% saying most should be deported and 23% saying all should be sent away. Meanwhile, 31% of citizens say the US should let most illegal immigrants stay, and just 5% say all illegal immigrants should be allowed to remain, Reuters reports. The figures mirror similar polls in the past, despite talk of immigration reform in Washington. Still, most Americans back immigration reform, polls have revealed.

"It's not Americans' views that are shifting. It is that the political climate is ripe for this discussion" following the election, says a pollster. Meanwhile, senators working on an immigration bill are floating the idea of a "biometric" ID card for federal workers, containing personal information like a fingerprint. All workers in the US, regardless of their citizenship, would have to carry one, the Wall Street Journal reports. But privacy groups are already up in arms about the notion—which hasn't yet made it past the idea stage.

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Wrongdirection
May 20, 2013 3:35 PM CDT
I see not one representative or senator jumping up offering a seat to a illegal alien. I don't see any american citizen with a job, jumping up offering their job to any illegal aliens. I do not see any taxpayers jumping offering to pay more taxes to support ones that break the law, any law. any illegal aliens!!! So, the news media thinks there is 30% that believe most illegal aliens should be able to stay.. Lets see how many of this 30% are willing to give their jobs and place in line for food to these illegal people. LOL I have never in my life seen anyone wash a half of a dirty plate and put it in their cabinet to use again. So, why would anyone make a statement like, "Most Should stay" when they have no idea whom these people are that they think this about? You have 10 people that deal drugs, you have 10 people that do home invasions, you have 10 people that do car jackings, you have 10 people that collect social funds which are not meant to be given to outlaws, you have 10 people keeping legal people from a job, and you have 10 people that go to church,, But Most Should Be Allowed to remain.. This is like saying the government is for the people. A major huge laugh!! LOL
ashes123
Feb 22, 2013 3:31 PM CST
What's tragic here is that, even though a majority of Americans want illegal immigrants deported, it won't happen b/c the left needs to be able to buy their illegal votes with promises of free welfare and benefits normally reserved for tax-paying citizens. It's amazing to me that the concept of controlled immigration and deportation is so reviled in the U.S. Take a look at the immigration policies of just about ANY other nation in the world. Ours are a joke compared to the strictness of theirs.
rked
Feb 22, 2013 12:07 PM CST
Wow, surprised the State-Run media is allowing the Truth to come out....Of course TaxPaying, LawAbiding American Citizens Don't want ILLEGALs to attain a Free-Pass, aka Amnesty.......DUH!!!!!--SIGN the Petition, Just say NO to another Failed Amnesty..... https://www.numbersusa.com/petition It's Fast, it's Free & Will Send a Clear msg to your 2 Senators, House Rep, Governor AND the dictator-in-chief....SIGN....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!