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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What's Missing?

Source: sfgate
Poll: Immigrants say they're a boon to the economy
Jake: I'm sure they do!
(03-28) 15:05 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- Most legal immigrants in the United States do not resent undocumented workers and believe they help the economy by providing low-cost labor, adding a new dimension to the roaring national debate over immigration reform, a national poll released today indicates.

A majority of poll respondents said racism and misinformation are fueling anti-immigrant sentiment in the U.S. About three-quarters of Latinos, 59 percent of Asians and 49 percent of Africans and Europeans said anti-immigrant feelings are growing.

Most of those polled support offering illegal immigrants temporary work permits and then allowing them to apply for green cards if they pay a fine, learn English and wait for six years, as proposed in legislation being debated today in the Senate.

Some politicians have pitted legal permanent residents and other legal immigrants against illegal immigrants on the theory that legal immigrants would be offended if the nation's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants were granted a quick and easy path to legal status.

But pollster Sergio Bendixen, who was commissioned by New American Media, a San Francisco ethnic media coalition, to sample opinions of the country's 26 million legal immigrants, said reality is more complex.

"This poll says that point of view is incorrect," Bendixen said. Legal immigrants, he said, "have no animosity against the undocumented."
I don't know how to break this to the delicates at SFGate but I have no animosity toward illegal aliens. Which has precisely nothing to do with my feeling they should be removed from this country.

I'm going to hip you up to an important tip. Take a minute and read the article, it's missing something can you spot it. I'll wait here and hum the Jeopardy theme.


Did you notice a link to the "alleged" survey? Why do you think they neglected that little detail?

Perhaps because if we saw the BS questions they were asking we'd know exactly how full of BS they are?

I have not spoken with a single legal immigrant who isn't spitting mad over illegal immigration, so now magically we learn they aren't ctually angry, nope, they welcome their supplanters.

Sorry, don't wash. Simple logic and self interest would indicate that legal immigrants would not be happy about the endless flow of ilegals. Nice try SFGate, but the broken educational systems in this country have not yielded true sheep yet, soon, I'm sure, but not yet.

I just stumbled across this...
Nearby sat Kenji Yoshioka, a 45-year-old Japanese computer engineer who spent 10 years and $3,000 in legal fees to get a green card to live and work in the United States. He worries that illegal immigrants are harming the efforts of people waiting to enter the country legally.

"You have a law over here that people are supposed to follow," he said. "It's unfair for me that people are being smuggled in…. There are talented people waiting for a proper visa to be approved."

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