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Opening Arguments


Hmmm. I suspected a majority of Hoosiers were against the pending immigration "reform," but I didn't realize it was quite this strong:

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A statewide poll of likely Indiana voters finds strong opposition to a bill before the U.S. Senate that would grant amnesty to 12 million illegal aliens and dramatically increase overall immigration to the United States. According to the poll, 59 percent of Indiana voters oppose S.744, the Gang of Eight immigration bill – including 40 percent who said they are "strongly opposed." Only 31 percent of voters indicated that they support the bill and only 7 percent said they "strongly support" it.

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The poll also indicated that Hoosiers disagree strongly with the Gang of Eight's priorities. Under S.744, amnesty for illegal aliens would begin within six months of enactment, while the provisions of the bill promising enhanced immigration enforcement would not have to be implemented for a decade or more. Only 16 percent of Indiana voters favor this approach, while 77 percent stated that border security, employment verification, or deportation of illegal aliens should be the "highest priorities" of an immigration overhaul.

The poll, however, was conducted on behalf of a group opposed to the Gang of Eight's approach, so we can't discount the possibility that it is somewhat skewed. I'd guess it's roughly on the money, though. "Amnesty first," then "border security enhancement promised for later." That's what happened last time around, and it didn't work out so well.