PBS, not known for being a bastion of conservative thought on many issues, has an interesting poll on it’s website asking visitors what they think we should do about the illegal alien problem. There’s a host of different policy options that users can select from, from giving amnesty to all illegal aliens, a guest worker program, and so on. There’s also an option for “prosecute and deport all illegal aliens”. With about 82,000 votes cast so far, what would you think that visitors to the PBS website would pick? Maybe amnesty?
Nope. “Prosecute and deport all illegal aliens” is the pick of 94% of the respondents. Here’s how it sorts out:
What would you most like to see in a new immigration policy?
|A guest worker program : 0%
|Giving priority to immigrants based on their education and job skills : 0%
|Giving priority to immigrants who have family in the country : 0%
|Increasing fines on companies that hire illegal immigrants : 0%
|Increasing border patrol and putting up a fence on the U.S.-Mexico border : 0%
|Prosecute and deport all illegal immigrants : 94%
|Provide amnesty to all illegal immigrants currently in the U.S. : 2%
|There doesn’t need to be a new immigration policy; the existing policy should be enforced : 1%
|Total votes: 81749|
I knew this was a popular position on this issue, but I had no idea it was this popular.
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