Most Voters Oppose Public Schooling, Tuition Breaks, Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

Rasmussen, August 23, 2011

{snip} But a majority of voters remain opposed to giving the children of illegal immigrants the same educational opportunities as those who are here legally.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that only 32% of Likely U.S. Voters believe children of parents in this country illegally should be allowed to attend public school here. Fifty-three percent (53%) do not believe those young illegal immigrants should be allowed to attend public school. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. {snip}

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Seventy-two percent (72%) of voters believe parents should be required to prove they are legal residents of the United States when registering their child for public school. Twenty-one percent (21%) oppose such a requirement.

Several states have made illegal immigrants eligible for lower in-state tuition at colleges and universities, but 81% of voters oppose such a move in their state. Just 12% think illegal immigrants should be eligible for these tuition breaks in their home state. {snip}

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Some states also have authorized the issuance of driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Just 18% of voters believe illegal immigrants should be allowed to obtain U.S. driver’s licenses. Seventy-four percent (74%) are opposed to driver’s licenses for illegals. {snip}

Tea Party voters are more strongly opposed than non-members to any beneficial moves on behalf of illegal immigrants.

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Only 32% of voters now believe a child born in this country to an illegal immigrant should automatically become a U.S. citizen, as is the current practice. That’s generally consistent with findings since April 2006.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) think a state should have the right to enforce immigration laws if it believes the federal government is not enforcing them. {snip}

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  • Anonymous

    “Several states have made illegal immigrants eligible for lower in-state tuition at colleges and universities, but 81% of voters oppose such a move in their state. Just 12% think illegal immigrants should be eligible for these tuition breaks in their home state.”

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    Texas governor Rick Perry is among the 12 percent of Americans who favor in-state tuition for illegal aliens. As governor, he pushed just such a measure through the Texas legislature in 2001.

    Other illegal alien-favoring positions of this new “GOP front-runner” (abbreviated from George Halstead’s list published on Amren.com August 19):

    1. In 2001 speech in Mexico, Perry called for the “free flow of individuals between these two countries who want to work and want to be an asset to our country and to Mexico.”

    2. Of the idea of a fence on the border he said, in 2001, it “is idiocy. It absolutely would not work.”

    3. Of Arizon’s SB 1070, supported by 70 percent of Arizonans, “It would not be the right direction for Texas.”

    4. Favors a “guest worker program that takes undocumented workers off the black market and legitimizes their economic contributions without providing them with citizenship status.”

    5. Perry thinks any effort to rein in automatic birthright citizenship for illegal aliens is “unconstitutional.”

    6. He thinks “E-Verify would not make a hill of beans difference when it comes to what’s happening in America today.”

    7. Perry loves the PC term “undocumented” when referring to illegal aliens. In a talk of his vision for Texas schools, Perry said,“And that vision must include the children of undocumented workers.”

    8. Perry, a Democrat until 1989, Al Gore’s Texas campaign manager in 1988, backed Guiliani for president in 2008.

  • Question Diversity

    The AR sub-headline for this story asks, “Are Americans waking up?” I think in this regard, most have. There is public awareness on this issue, but as Steve Sailer states, public awareness doesn’t become public policy unless there is a legitimate vehicle. Too, we always have to worry about the judiciary, and while we know most Democrats wouldn’t enforce that laws, the Repugnant-ican establishment really does not want to enforce immigration law, either.

  • El Cerote

    It’s right where I’ve been all along. Illegals make a mockery of our immigration laws. Those who went to the trouble of coming here LEGALLY are being cheated by the illegals. Moreover, the illegals are bleeding us dry financially due to their welfare, health, education, and food costs (to the states).

  • FreeState Paul

    Somebody tell Michelle Bachmann!

    I would love to see her use this as an issue against Rick Perry and thereby force the media to cover it.

  • ice

    Since when did it matter to the demagogues in power what the majority of people want?

    They’re going to give us what in their opinion is best for us, because they think they’re far superior to us in every way.

  • Patrick

    It is illegal for an employer in the USA to hire an illegal immigrant – this is a federal law. So why are we giving tuition breaks to illegal immigrants who under the letter of the law can’t work legally in the USA? It – makes – no – damn – sense. Get it?

  • HH

    I don’t know if Americans are waking up, or just scared – scared that their country is flat-broke, their future is bleak and their children will almost certainly grow up in a country that little resembles the country THEY grew up in! Fear is a powerful motivator. But do these same Americans actually realize WHAT the problem is or WHY it is happening? I doubt most do…

  • Nancy

    I don’t understand how this is even an issue. How is it racist to say that ILLEGAL immigrants, you know people that stole into your country illegally, show have rights? Any illegal immigrant found in our country, including their children, should be expelled; it’s as simple as that. If someone enters my home without my permission, I don’t let him eat my food and sleep in my bed, I kick him out.

  • olewhitelady

    I believe that most Americans have always been “awake” as to these issues. What we need now is for them to put on their street clothes, go to the polls, and vote their convictions!

    Whites are still a U.S. majority, and we are responsible for this nation. We can elect representatives who will enact laws requiring e-verify measures or even a complete stoppage of legal immigration. We can even demand a constitutional convention.

    If we sit and whine that all politicians are alike or that our individuals votes don’t matter or that the super-rich control every aspect of our lives, little or nothing may change for the better.

    I’ll say it again: if more whites had voted, we wouldn’t have President Obama!

  • crystal

    From what I understand, historically, Mexicans used to cross the border each spring to harvest crops in Texas They would then return home in the winter and then come back the following Spring. The problems started when people brought their families over and when Central Americans started coming over in the 1980’s due to civil wars in their country.

  • Anonymous

    Americans have felt this way for years.

    What ever the polls show or how many anti immigrant initiatives we pass, the pro illegal immigration employeers, judges and federal goverment rules. It doesn’t matter what voters do or think.

    The Judges, the entire goverment at all levels and the wealthy employers who prefer illegals want unlimited illegal immigration and total subsidies of food, shelter, utilities, clothing and medical care for the illegals.

    This means that the illegals can have a decent standard of living provided by the taxpayer. The money earned from their jobs is needed only for cars and auto expenses and spending money.

    An illegal single parent can support 4 kids in a nice middle class style on a $15,000 per year restaurant job. She gets a nice 3 bedroom 3 bath apartment or sec 8 house utilities included. WIC coupons, food stamps and breakfast, lunch and after school snack for the kids. During summer the meals are served in a recreation program in the local park.

    If the kids are in the free day care center they get all meals, breakfast lunch and dinner. The school age kids get breakfast, lunch and after school snack at school. The food stamp dollar amonunt is not generous, BUT when 4 members of a 5 member family are getting 10 out of 21 meals per week free at school the food stamps go a lot further.

    All medical care for the kids including dentisrty is free childbirth included of course.

    4 kids on $15,000 means she pays no income tax. And she gets $4,000 to $5,000 back for earned income credit. That is one check. She can use that check to pay off her car loan. Or maybe clothes. $4,000 to $5,000 goes a long way toward clothing for 5 people especially if mom is a restaurant worker or nurse’s aide who wears a cheap uniform to work.

    One of my tenants is a White man living in the same studio he shared with a fellow White man when they were in college. One works 6 months a year testing new video games for the Christmas

    season. Not being asian, it is the only thing he can do with his computer programming degree.

    The other is a waiter at a high end dinner house. He only works wednesday through saturday so even with tips he doesn’t make that much. The restaurant seats 67. All the employees but the waiters and bartenders are hispanic.

    All the hispanics have children. Many have 4 or 5. They all live in section 8, get food stamps, get 2 meals and snack, and thousands in earned income credit every year. My tenant estimates that there are about 80 anchor babies on welfare out of that medium sized restaurant.

    That is why I never, never eat out. If someone wants to have dinner with me I say buy a steak or some salmon and come over I’ll provide the rest and cook it.

  • Anonymous

    9 — olewhitelady wrote at 9:43 AM on August 27:

    I believe that most Americans have always been “awake” as to these issues. What we need now is for them to put on their street clothes, go to the polls, and vote their convictions!

    We’ve voted and voted and voted and responded to poll after poll after poll for 30 years.

    And our elected representatives and the non elected judicial dictators ignore us.

    For whom should we vote; the Republican in favor of illegal immigration because of cheap labor or the Democrat in favor of illegal immigration because he or she is a White hating liberal?

    Even if you had 20 million dollars to put in a congresscritter who swore to deport all illegals and end legal immigration altogether, it would be only one congresscritter. Where are White nationalists to get the money to replace 450 anti White congresscritters with anti immigration congresscritters.

    Then there are the state legislators and senators.

    How are we to overturn judical supremacy?

    Votes don’t matter in American politics anymore. Only money and media control.

  • Peejay in Frisco

    The average (non Hispanic) in California opposes all of the freebies to illegal aliens too, but they still continue to vote for tha same old liberals such as Ammiano, Leno, Pinkolosi, Etc Etc, Etc who love illegal aliens more than they love Americans.

  • olewhitelady

    #12 Anonymous:

    You state that we’ve “voted and voted and voted”. But what percentage of the American people vote? In Presidential elections, it’s usually around 60%. I think that in the last one it was 64%. In non-Presidential elections, it’s usually between 30% and 40%.

    I certainly think it would have mattered if McCain had been Prez instead of Obama. Not the best of options, granted, but what if more people had voted in the primaries and we had a different ultimate choice?

    What do you suggest–secession, bloody revolution, surrender? If the first two are to be considered, one can at least take the time to vote in the meantime.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad ‘our’ government could care less about the majority of Americans.

  • Duran Dahl

    “We the (white) people” are out of the loop. The elites and their stooges rule by decree and subterfuge. White America is an occupied country and the disposessors are our worst enemies and wish us death.

    “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” – Goethe

  • Arizjones

    While most agree with not spending our tax dollars on the things stated it may be because we believe in the economic folly of it. From what I see of the New Century movement that is not their motive. So using facts such as most people agree is miss leading to think that means they agree with your motive and agenda of white superiority and segregation.

    Just like you miss use crime statistics of black violence to prove inferiority while not scientificly accounting for ALL the factors that have lead us up to this point in history. Hate has over the years given birth to more hate and it always will.

  • G-98/40

    “The worse things get the better for us” WW

  • Anonymous

    I know of one White American congressman who fought for Whites for several terms. His district was in S. California in the northeast suburbs of Los Angeles.

    His names was James Rogan. Prop 209, the California anti affirmative initaitive was passed in 1996 when he was in congress. He was one of the biggest supporters of Prop 209. He got it passed and followed through on the legal challenges.

    He constantly added little anti affirmative action and anti immigration amendments to congressional bills. He went after the EEOC and all the anti White gestapo agencies in the federal goverment.

    His White constituents knew well that he was just about the only person in congress who was pro White. They voted for him because of that.

    He finally was voted out because the district was flooded with mexicans who of course, both legals and illegals voted for the democrat.

    What ethnic group were the Whites who kept the one pro White congressman in office for several terms? Armenians. The major town in the district is Glendale, home of thousands of Armenians.

    White Armenians kept the one pro White congressman in office.

    For those of you who claim Armenians are not White, have you ever laid eyes on an Armenian? I doubt it. They look just like any European, not even particulary Southern European. Same with Persians.

    Persians, Armenians, Arabs and Russians are the only groups of Whites in California who are pro White. The White Americans are uniformly anti White liberals. Ever seen a Persian Kurd? Blue eyes, very White skin light and medium brown hair and quite a few blondes.

    Kurdish children like many White children are often born with blond hair that darkens as they grow up.

  • white is right, black is whack

    No, Americans are waking up to illegal immigration and want it stopped and have wanted it stopped for years now. The problem is our politicians won’t do anything about it.

  • Dave Francis

    ILLEGAL ALIENS CAN RUN, BUT THEY CANNOT HIDE!

    Of course the open border zealots, the Catholic Church, religious faith groups, business lobbyists and others, want to disrupt the “Secure Communities and E-Verify policies, as this epidemic called illegal immigration cannot skirt around these enforcement innovations. If you contravene the law and get caught; your fingerprints are run through the FBI, ICE and Homeland Security data bases. Once you’re detained the state and local police obtain your prints and then if verified, ICE agents arrive to put a hold on you. As far as the majority of American citizens and residents, you’re a criminal when you entered this sovereign land of the United States; this is whether you dodged the border patrol or over stayed your welcome on a visitor’s visa. Your illegal, and should you be caught in the laws net, you should be arrested and consequently deported.

    For the people who live in this nation lawfully, the question to ask is why is this civil offense and not a FELONY? Obviously this was intentional to mislead the naive general public. A subterfuge to reflect for thirty years, our laws were being enforced? Now we have to deal with 20 million plus foreigners without documentation, and although this has been a clever game played by every administration, the NEW TEA PARTY will enforce the 1986 Immigration laws. Then every politician, governor, mayor, judge, police chief will be evicted from office, which are favorable the economical nightmare caused by this illegal alien occupation.

    The TEA PARTY (selected leaders) is the only politicians who will fully enforce the 1986 Simpson/Mazzoli bill. The Great state of Georgia, Alabama, Arizona and some to a lesser degree are using the power of their Legislative policing laws. These states are trying to stop the erosion of the financial safety-net, which illegal aliens are stealing from the old, sick and people mental disorders. The federal government has for years forcing unfunded mandates on States that can no longer afford the intrusion of our country by economic illegal aliens. The $113 billion dollars a year that is the amount paid out to these unwelcome foreign squatters should be paid out to supplement our Senior citizens, education of US citizen-resident education, health care and poverty programs. Not to appease illegal aliens with their large families, smuggled through borders.

    The U.S. House of Representatives has to act immediately when it returns in September to send the world a reason to follow the law. The courageous and most authoritative signal it can launch, is to pass a nationwide mandatory E-Verify bill that not only stops illegal aliens from getting jobs, but forces business owners to fire the illegal aliens already working for them.

    Rep. Smith said that President is trying to placate ethnic groups for not trying to move an amnesty bill through Congress, when Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress. He was deporting thousands of unlawful foreigners, and then changed his mind under the pressure of activists. Now Obama believes in a giant, centralized administration and that is what he perceives; whether or not Congress goes along–and whether or not the American people go along. ..? That’s all very well, if you don’t live in a democracy. It’s not agreeable in the United States of America, where he has taken an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and the “Rule of law” and not just to single out and select which laws to enforce. He needs, as president of the United States, to make sure all laws are faithfully executed and that is really bothersome.”

    Rep. Smith said Congress has two options to stop the new policy. It can hold oversight hearings or defund the agencies, but he said the best clarification is to elect a president that won’t provide amnesty through executive actions, again the People’s wishes.

    If you want to see your taxation forever rising, then you can sit in your chair and do nothing. Just watch your country as politicians accommodate millions of poor from other countries, subsidized by your money.

    My guess if a Judge wants to climb the success ladder, you better cater to the judiciary in the Department of In-Justice.

    The TEA PARTY has become a colossal grassroots movement of tens of millions of moderate Americans from all racial and religious backgrounds, political parties, no matter what the undesirable advocacy groups say? The TEA PARTY members share the focused values of restricted government, individual freedoms, personal responsibility, “fair” free markets and above all else returning control to the States and the people. For decades we have had a corrupt Taxation system, that must be rescinded and a flat tax imposed.The tax system was constructed by Attorney-legislators, who have built into the code, incentives, and subsidies and with 57 percent of the American people paying nothing. We need a tax code so everybody pays something, to save our country from bankruptcy. The TEA PARTY is about reforming all political parties and the control, so the key ideology of our Constitution, once again is the true foundation of which this nation is built. The TEA PARTY will have a zero -leniency policy on any kind of Amnesty, Sanctuary cities and States, Dream Acts or anything that supports further incursions of this affliction. The TEA PARTY is the ordinary people of these United States and is ready to expose the corruption in Washington and individual State.

    Your vote counts and millions have joined the TEA PARTY to stop the extortion from the American people of their taxes. The Obama stimulus gave billions to banks, foreign and domestic with the assurance they would lend to small businesses which are the backbone of America and the job producers. Instead the banks invested the taxpayer’s money in money market accounts. None of these positive solutions happened and twenty million Americans are out of a full time job, while 8 million illegal aliens have been hired. Call your Senator or Congress person and complain, as you are the voter and have the power to throw them out of office. In this crushing recession we must ensnare every economic illegal alien and remove them forthwith.

    ATTN: Illegal aliens do vote and it’s up to the American people to bring this to the attention of their state lawmakers. Discover more about Voter Fraud, by typing these words into Google. Also find out where your dollars are going, when they are pandered to illegal aliens by the federal government and the 50 states. NumbersUSA, Federation of American Immigration Reform. Learn the lies on immigration, along with a listing of 2008 Most Corrupted Politicians at Judicial Watch.

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  • Margaret

    Poster 21 Great Post!!

    I have the same question about the Tea Party I have about every conservative or so called conservative movement.

    Will you abolish affirmative action, cut blacks in local, state and federal work force down to a quota instead of no Whites need apply and replace the present civil service hiring practices with pre 1960 civil service exams?

    Will you administer a simple high school exit exam, 12th grade reading 10th grade math to all those high ranking federal employees and dismiss immediately those who fail?

    Most of all, will you abolish the charitable donation tax exemptions that fund the multi billion dollar foundations that fund all the anti White lawsuits and causes?

    Will you nationalize the thousands of billions controlled by the liberal foundation such as Ford,Tides MacArthur? If you did that you could rebuild the entire country and not have to collect any taxes at all for years.

    Tea Party’s main interest is taxes. Get rid of the charity tax deduction. The liberals don’t need Moscow gold. The billionaries evade taxes by donating to the commie foundations that have destroyed this country.

    Where would ACLU and SPLC be without tax deductible donations?

    Answer, they would not exist.

  • margaret

    17 — Arizjones wrote at 6:06 PM on August 28:

    What is wrong with hating the people who hate you?

  • Anonymous

    The TEA PARTY was created by shills for corporations like Dick Armey. They are rabidly pro open borders. All they want to do is get rid of the few regulations that keep the giant multinational corporations from totally screwed. They also want to get rid of all Capital Gains Taxes. This will allow billionaire speculators like George Soros, Warren Buffet and bob Rubin will pay no taxes at all on their billions. While working class Whites will pay around 45% total taxes on their income. The TEA PARTY has been, and still is a fraud.WN please do not fall for this Plutocratic bait and switch.they are the ones who got us into this mess and are the true puppet masters of the U.S government.