Quantcast
Utah

Poll: Latinos disapprove of Obama's handling of deportation, yet favor Democrat over Romney and Perry

Comments

Return To Article
  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 6:04 p.m.

    Polls can be made to give any results desired.

    It is telling that in this case 557 of the 1,220 adult Hispanics were registered to vote, meaning about 55% of these adults were not registered to vote.

    The results show 60% object to deportation of illegals.

    Question- How many of the adults who are not registered voters are here illegally?

    Sort of silly to ask people who are violating the law if the approve or disapprove of enforcing the law.

  • trustjenn IDAHO FALLS, ID
    Dec. 28, 2011 6:15 p.m.

    Illegal immigrants disapprove deportation. Shocker. I wonder how our Canadian friends feel about this.

  • Tibi001 Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 6:21 p.m.

    I suppose a handout is still better from a foe versus no handout at all.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 6:33 p.m.

    good for the latinos. their lives will really improve with the likes of obama. hopefully they will figure out that this guy is not their frien.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    Dec. 28, 2011 6:35 p.m.

    Obama breaking promises? No way! He'd never do that!

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Dec. 28, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    "At this stage, they're just trying to get the votes they need so they want to sound as extreme as possible," Yapias said.

    I don't see anything extreme about enforcing the law.
    I do find it extreme that in spite of the undeniable evidence of the harm that illegal immigration is doing to our country and the devastating effect it is having upon unskilled labor in this country, that our government refuses to enforce our laws.

    So they want the immigration system fixed? Fixed for whom?
    If you break into my house don't expect me to serve you dinner.
    If you break into my country I would send you packing just as fast as if you broke into my house.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 28, 2011 7:41 p.m.

    Obama has an aunt and uncle who are illegal aliens from Kenya. The uncle recently got arrested for a DUI.

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 8:04 p.m.

    What the Deseret News appears to overlook in its article is the reporting by other major news outlets about how huge a margin Obama leads any of the Republican candidates, with even The Christian Science Monitor headlining how Obama would trounce his Republican rivals with Hispanic votes.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    Dec. 28, 2011 8:12 p.m.

    The ignorance and hate of some of the comments here always makes me wonder if this is representative of the LDS church. I hope Not.

    As a Latino, I dissaprove of President Obama on several fronts. However, he still will have my vote because the Republican Party does not represent our interest, nor the interest of any minority, Hispanics, Blacks, LGBT, Women, etc. The only exception being Cubans and certain Asian groups.

    Obama is far from perfect, but the man is trying..... If Republicans are not able even to form a united front among themselves, how do they expect to unite our country?

    The only decent candidate Republicans have is John Huntsman, unfortunately, Republicans are so blinded for their hatred toward President Obama that they don't see it.

    The Republican Party, the craddle of idiocy is destroying the country and now hopefully will lose Congress and the White House again.

  • George Bronx, NY
    Dec. 28, 2011 8:22 p.m.

    @trustjenn and Tibi001
    Sorry to say this but your bias is showing again, this was a poll of Latino's not illegal immigrants or welfare recipients. Believe it or not there really are latinos that are citizens and who are not on welfare.

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    Baccus0902 isn't expressing hatred. It's an opinion.

    Why do DN readers always resort to hyperbole?

  • RRB SLC, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    Smokescreen. He told them in a speech in Denver that the numbers were fixed. They were counting people turned away at the border, and releasing felons in prison if they self deported.

    So why are we getting this polling of people with unknown nationality?

  • Rutland vs. Medfield Seattle, Wa
    Dec. 28, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    @ute alumni 8:55 p.m. - "Your guy, obama, has done more to harm this country in three years than any one including, Nixon, Carter and Clinton"

    Glenn Beck, Fox News, and the voices that filter through the tinfoil are not the only sources of information out there. They do, however, feed your (and others') obvious xenophobic denigration of Latinos.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 28, 2011 11:44 p.m.

    Bebyebe,

    Don't be so easily deceived. Baccus0902 was expressing bitterness, and how can you categorize DN readers into one category?

    You and Baccus0902, are very similar.

  • Honor Code Denver, Colorado
    Dec. 29, 2011 2:52 a.m.

    So in other words "Latino's" still believe it's ok to break the law, drive without drivers license's, no insurance and show up to our hospitals ER's to be treated at the expense of the American people.......WOW! And then smuggle in drugs on top of all this, what gives???

  • Pete1215 Lafayette, IN
    Dec. 29, 2011 7:01 a.m.

    That we are deporting so many is an indicator of the size of the problem. If most Latios wanted their peers deported, that would be news.

  • md Cache, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 7:03 a.m.

    Now we are calling them "unauthorized immigrants"?

    So if a burglar breaks into my home, I should call him an unauthorized occupant?

    NO. They are illegal immigrants. This means criminals. P.C. garbage minimizes the fact that they don't follow the rules. Secure our borders. Enforce the law!

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Dec. 29, 2011 7:23 a.m.

    @Baccus0902
    Leesburg, VA

    "The ignorance and hate of some of the comments here always makes me wonder if this is representative of the LDS church. I hope Not."

    I read through these comments and saw no hate. Why is it that you think it is hateful to disagree with you?

    I agree the Republican Party has problems. They are far too much like the Democrats.

    How can you say that Obama is trying? He has created more unemployment that he has fixed. He destroyed drilling in the gulf (in spite of court orders, yes, he is in contempt of court), he has shut down several coal burning generating plants, Obama Care is making people think twice about hiring new people. Obama likes to talk about jobs "Created or saved" (and you can't measure saved jobs). It is more like created or destroyed.

    A president with any sense would have had the unemployment rate down to 5% eighteen months ago.

    Yes, President Obama is trying...my patience.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Dec. 29, 2011 7:25 a.m.

    " the craddle of idiocy "

    So funny.

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 7:44 a.m.

    Not to worry, Obama. Groups can be bought with other peoples money, its called redistribution of wealth, and it works like a champ. We have all become divided, you know. The politicians are the ones in charge of this plan and its never failed them yet. Now, go out and purchase those votes.
    One nation under the heavens, DIVIDED, with liberty and justice for the right group.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 7:47 a.m.

    It's funny how the media spin game works. Headline writers rule.
    Same data, yet the CNN headline reads: "Survey says Latino voters sticking with Obama, Democrats."
    Bush-Rove began this fool's game of trying to out-bid the democrats using amnesty. He never won that game. He got 44% of the Latino vote in 2004...and lost credibility for the party in the process.
    The 2008 GOP platform is instructive. "We oppose amnesty."
    May the candidates wake up and stick to principles rather than pandering to the middle.

  • williary Kearns, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 8:11 a.m.

    Obama actually has tackled deportation of illegal immigrants much more strongly than W ever did. Check the facts, many more have been deported in his 3 years than were under W's eight.

    Yet, Obama still gets hammered and ridiculed by Republicans on this board.

    Even while doing something they claim to be so in favor of.

    Good to see sound logic is not being affected by hatred and bias.

  • mecr Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 8:39 a.m.

    There are some comments here that when you read them, it's like you can feel the anger and the rudness. I think we are all able to keep it civilized.

    Back to the article, it looks to me latinos had realized they were used by Obama (just like any other group). He even ran a Latino party in the White House. I must confess that althought I didn't vote, at first I did think he was the guy. This time, I am going to vote. This guy needs to go home. The country doesn't need band aids to fix its problems.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Dec. 29, 2011 8:47 a.m.

    DN Subscriber.... of all Americans eligible to vote, only , 67.6% are registered to vote.

    Then you asked "Question- How many of the adults who are not registered voters are here illegally?

    Sort of silly to ask people who are violating the law if the approve or disapprove of enforcing the law."

    So using your logic, up to 32.4 percent of Americans may not be legally here as well... and hence don't vote. I am sure the logic that of those latinos who don't register do so for the exact same reason why all those white european decent people didn't register. No possibility it could be the very same voter apathy, could it?

    Rock - check your facts.... more jobs were lost in the last year of the Bush administration than the entire 25 years of Obama.... facts not rhetoric. The economy crashed before Obama was president.

    KM says and I agree "Not to worry, Obama. Groups can be bought ".... the Tea Party is living proof of that. The vast majority of funding for Tea Party events comes from a handful of people. Latinos would likely vote Republican if conservatives weren't playing the blame the mexican card so often.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 8:47 a.m.

    @williary
    Obama deserves the criticism. He has:
    Ended worksite raids.
    Halted the increase in detention beds by insisting on "dorm room" quality for incarceration.
    Procedurally invalidated 300,000 deportation orders.
    Changed the 287g agreement, making it meaningless.
    Ditto for the Secure Communities program.
    Cooked the books on deportation statistics by including the border arrests, which Obama himself admits is misleading.

    No williary, Obama is NOT the great deporter.
    (Don't misunderstand me. GWB was a pathetic panderer who cared little for immigration enforcement. But in his second term he was forced to implement some interior enforcement programs which Obama has neglected.)

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Dec. 29, 2011 9:07 a.m.

    "Cooked the books on deportation statistics by including the border arrests, which Obama himself admits is misleading."

    I would love to see the quote that backs this statement up. This wreaks of radio show spin.

    That said, and not being a big supporter of many things Bush did, he actually had the best approach of the illegal problem. Simply stated, we need people willing to do the manual labor jobs in this country. "Americans" have become soft, and will not do these jobs. Heck, many of my sons friends while he was in high school snubbed their noses at fast food jobs because they viewed these jobs as being beneath them. We need a guest working program - period. How we get there is the big question.

    The hard core Obama hateers will do what ever they can to explain away anything that shows progress. And that is fine, political disagreement is what this country is based on. But while this crowd excels at complaining, they really come short on proposing real solutions other than silly draconian unaffordable solutions. It would be great to see some reason based debate on the subject.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 9:14 a.m.

    Who cares what mexico thinks......deport all the illegals period! this president is a failure for not deporting MORE!!!

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 9:36 a.m.

    Does this really surprise anyone?

  • Jhawker13 Kearns, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    I suspect this article is just a page filler to stir up animosity. What new national poll are you talking about. Is it the " 2011 National Survey of Latinos" as listed farther down in your article? Never heard of it. I reject the statement that "Latino's will vote in a block in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico", vote in a block for nothing more than a notion that, as latinos, we will gain some political edge on the rest of the population. Anyone old enough to have voted in more than one election knows that the promises made by politions are only good while they are standing on their soap box. In my opinion, any group that votes in a block because of origin, skin color, language, or even political party hasn't fulfiled their responsibilty as citizens to not, just follow the leader, but to investigate the real issues and give it some thought,and then come to their own conclusions.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 9:56 a.m.

    This President and his small Cabinet compared to his myriad of Czars haven't produced any long-lasting and valuable policy decisions. They keep on moving their target to get a better shot but their weapon,ammunition and sight is poor quality and is corruptible and influenced by others. They have tried the Congress when it was theirs and that didn't work, thanks to the Constitution basic principles of the electorate. I was thinking about Iraq and how Saddam came to power and devised a way for Iraq's populace and leaders to eat each other and before long the people owed him allegiance. He made military decisions that cost them the Iran-Iraq war, as he would think about His System to keep himself alive and doing well. He never cared for his people or country, only himself. We have to be cautious in everything that happens in the next 10 months but thank goodness for our Constitution and the system of government we have. The Founders were inspired and they came up with a valid Document that has lasted, with few changes for over 200 years. A Civil War proved the Constitution is powerful with the loss of lives.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 10:00 a.m.

    "They feel betrayed by President Obama," said Dr. Cesar Diaz, ...

    The fact is that Obama betrayed all the non-business, working, ordinary people of America by his actions to support and promote the agenda of the business interests. However, his loyalty to business may not be as strong as the republicans who are running for president. So voters may choose the remain in the skillet rather than jumping into the fire.

    Our economic problems of jobs, foreign labor and government favoritism toward business are problems caused by, promoted and supported by the republican agenda to gain the upper hand for their corporate masters.

    One way to solve the uncontrolled immigration problem would be to stop coddling the immigrants by allowing the use of foreign languages in the American society. The American people would welcome new Americans who wish to be Americans, but do not welcome people who come to America just for the money and intend to continue their loyalty to their previous nation.

    If the phony Americans, no matter how they got here, were not given so much consideration, maybe we would have them as allies rather than enemies.

  • Jazz Bass Man Wellsville, Utah
    Dec. 29, 2011 10:07 a.m.

    Unless they "immigrated" legally then they are not immigrants, theyre ILLEGAL ALIENS. The fact that hispanics disapprove of Obama's deportations just goes to show us all that they support the "reconquista of aztlan. Why else would they flee the cesspool called mexico to come here? So they can turn this country into the same thing they ran away from?

    Obama is just another politician who talks out of both sides of his mouth, trying to please everyone so he wont be voted out of office. When interviewed by the mexican propaganda station Univision, he called Americans who want immigration laws enforced "the enemies", and yet he is trying to show the rest of the voters that the federal government is doing their job by stepping up deportations. Meanwhile, states on the borders are being ravaged by the millions of illegals get sued by Obama's administration when they try and do the job that the feds are failing to do.

    It's time that we elected someone with a real spine who will do the job of cracking down on this problem, because you can't please both sides, and Americans are sick and tired of this invasion from mexico.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 29, 2011 11:07 a.m.

    It's all in who, is perceived to give the most handouts. Mexico has done what our country is heading to.--Elect corrupt leaders.

    In a few years we'll be illegally headed to Canada.

  • williary Kearns, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 11:15 a.m.

    @Say No to BO

    Per ABC news, dated 12/28/2011:

    "Since 2009, the annual average number of deportations has approached 400,000, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Thats double the annual average during President George W. Bushs first term and 30 percent higher than the average when he left office.

    Meanwhile, the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States has hit a decade low because of the down economy and stepped-up enforcement efforts."

    Just the facts my friend. Obama and his Administration have been much tougher on illegal immigration than previous Republican administrations.

    But of course it will never be enough due to that pesky "D" by his name.

    Republicans have such a hatred for Obama, they can't even give him credit for stepping up on an issue they love to talk about. Pathetic.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    'Per ABC news, dated 12/28/2011:
    "Since 2009, the annual average number of deportations has approached 400,000, according to the Department of Homeland Security.' - williary | 11:15 a.m. Dec. 29, 2011

    Supported:

    *'Deportation of illegal immigrants increases under Obama administration' - By Peter Slevin - Washington Post - 07/26/10

    'The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency expects to deport about 400,000 people this fiscal year, nearly 10 percent above the Bush administration's 2008 total and 25 percent more than were deported in 2007.'

    *'U.S. sets another record for deporting illegal immigrants' - By Lee Davidson - DSNews - 08/19/10

    *Record high: 400,000 undocumented immigrants deported By Elizabeth Stuart DSNews 10/18/11

    But Republicans don't rely on facts...

    they rely on rhetoric.

    Example?

    *Sen. Kyle mocked for making up numbers in abortion debate By Sarah Iraelsen-Hartley DSNews 04/12/11

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Dec. 29, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    "Republicans have such a hatred for Obama, they can't even give him credit for stepping up on an issue they love to talk about. Pathetic."

    And what was even more ironic is THEY - the conservatives did nothing about it themselves when they were in charge. As much as they complain, and whine, and proclaim Obama a failure, whet in the heck does this make them? This has been a problem/issue since I was a boy in California in the 60s. This is nothing new under the sun. This isn't something that just happened in the last 2.5 years.

    Neither Bush did anything to fix this problem, and neither did Reagan. While they controlled congress they didn't do anything. So the rants against Obama are simply more of the same. Cry, complain, lie, whine, is what they do. Solutions are non existent.

    Lets face it, all this proves is complaining sells advertising and makes the complain alot/do nothing crowd feel good about themselves. Real solutions require courage. Bush II showed courage, he put forth a solution, and his own party abandoned him because they don't want solutions, they just want to complain.

    The party of whinners.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    @williary The Napolitano border patrol NOW counts those that they stop at the border and say "turn around and go home" as deportations. Before last year, they had to have actually detained and processed them (medical checks, food, water, etc) before they could count them as "deportations". I'm sure the immigration attorneys quoted in the article ALREADY KNOW this.
    I don't know how many deportations have taken place, I just know that once again, this administration has "fudged" the numbers to make things look better than they are.
    This administration won't let the states enforce illegal trespassing statutes, yet have no problem whatsoever calling on local law enforcment to help them with bank robbery suspects, DEA apprehensions, etc.

    Doesn't it ALSO become obvious that Obama couldn't care less about jobs for ACTUAL legal residents? Allowing approximately 8 million jobs to be taken by illegal trespassers, along with the fact that he WON'T let the keystone pipeline be built that would provide at least 20,000 high paying jobs SHOULD convince all voters that Pres. Obama says one thing and does a another!

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 12:55 p.m.

    Of course they are doing to disapprove of any efforts to rid America of their illegal brethren.

    The solution to this is so simple... require E-verify everywhere and make it a felony to employ an illegal. Toss some business owners in jail, slap them with some fines and nobody would dare risk hiring someone that couldn't prove 110% that they have a right to live and work in this country.

    If the jobs go away the illegals will go away. We won't have to deport anyone.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 2:09 p.m.

    Baccus0902
    Because someone disagrees with you they are showing ignorance and hate? REALLY???

    George,
    Who is to say some of those polled were NOT illegals? With less than half of those polled registered to vote (below the national average of around 65-70%) there HAD to be some illegals. Can you assure us that there were none?

    Williary,
    interdictions at the border are NOT deportations even if BO has started calling them that.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 29, 2011 2:37 p.m.

    williary:

    "Just the facts my friend. Obama and his Administration have been much tougher on illegal immigration than previous Republican administrations."

    Tell that to the people here along the border. You have no idea.

    Obama has a known illegal aunt and uncle in our country from Kenya. The uncle recently arrested for DUI.

    When are they going to be deported?

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 4:06 p.m.

    Willary and Pagan

    Who cares if we are deporting illegals. It makes no difference whatsoever if our so called leaders are unwilling to SECURE the border.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    Dec. 29, 2011 4:07 p.m.

    @ WORF
    You are wrong, I was not expressing bitterness. I was expressing "frustration".

    Frustration of the ignorance displayed on this pages. I guess my expectations for the Saints are higher than what I read on these pages.

    Most Latinos I know are U.S. Citizens and we all work, pay taxes and never have received anything from the government. We have an education and try to apport our best to society.

    Yes, we Latinos represent a large number of the illegal aliens in this country. Again, we are an easy to recognize ethnicity. Because, there are Whites, Blacks, and Orientals who also are illegals but they get mixed with the larger population.

    Most Latinos are legal and contributing members of society. Actually, those of you who live by the borders, should know that the first European language spoken on your state was Spanish and not English.

    Why am I even trying to explain something that should be common knowledge?

    Regardless, we are the largest minority in the U.S.A. and as citizens and voters will support President Obama again. Are we going to make a difference in 2012? Many politicians Reps and Dems think we will.

  • Joshua Steimle Draper, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 4:14 p.m.

    "'At the end of the day, who are you going to vote for? You're still going to vote for Obama. They (Republicans) don't give you much of a choice,' he said."

    Hello, Ron Paul? If Latinos want real change, they're only going to get it from the Republican side of the aisle, they'll never get it from Democrats for the reason above, which is that the Latino vote is taken for granted. But all Republicans take for granted that Latinos will vote Democrat, except for Ron Paul, who is the only one with a sensible approach to immigration that would lead to untold economic benefits for immigrants as well as current inhabitants of the US.

  • George Bronx, NY
    Dec. 29, 2011 6:06 p.m.

    @lost in DC
    of course there may have been some but it is clear that many of the posters assume that most if not all latinos are either illegal, on the public dole or both.

  • wear2manyhatz Holladay, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 6:16 p.m.

    I am a strong, committed Democrat, and agree that we need to enforce immigration laws. However, we also need to change those laws to reflect reality,and be more humane.

    Let's start with deporting those who have committed violent crimes. Hmmm, that still leaves a lot. How about the uninsured? That would save lots of money that we don't actually spend on undocumented immigrants. How about the elderly who serve no purpose? Children too young to be school janitors? Oh yeah; drug smugglers, violent or not. Of course, what will all the drug users do to get their illegal drugs?

    This article is about Obama, Latinos, and Republicans. Why would anyone of Hispanic descent vote for any of the top tier Republican candidates?

    I wonder if these candidates feel the same way about "illegals" from Canada, Europe and other "white" areas?

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 6:32 p.m.

    @ "Baccus..."

    Maybe you know different "saints" that I know.

    The ones I know believe in "honoring, upholding, and sustaining" the law. Of the "saints" you know; WHAT do they believe?

    Whether you follow Obama, or Romney, doesn't it make you just a little bit nervous that laws regarding illegal immigration are BEING IGNORED?

    It sounds like you're confused also about "legal" or "illegal", they are two DIFFERENT legal terms.

    If you or someone you know are here illegally you are BREAKING THE LAW, I wonder if you understand that? Does it matter to you? Should we eliminate borders altogether? Would you mind if I invited an illegal alien from ..... say Indonesia to take YOUR job? Why?

    BTW - INS DOES have a program where you can "sponsor" an immigrant to come here, but the catch is: YOU'RE responsible for their medical, transportation, finding a job, food, housing, etc. NO ONE ELSE.

    Why do you expect the rest of us to do what you WON'T DO yourself??

  • Mr.Reality Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 7:20 p.m.

    Bacchus @ 8:12

    You seem to be the purveyor of hatred and ignorance. I suggest you try to enter Mexico (or any other country) illegally. Call me collect from prison. Let me know how it worked out for ya.....

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 7:23 p.m.

    Most LEGAL latinos that I know don't want Utah to become the cesspool that Mexico has become.

    LEGAL latinos see the value of laws. Its also worrisome to them that our once "blind justice" system is quickly becoming politicized.

    They already saw THAT in Mexico!

  • Mr.Reality Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 7:44 p.m.

    Bacchus0902-

    It is not about Latinos. It is about illegal immigrants. Yes, most illegals are latinos. But most of us know the difference between latinos who are citizens (or legal residents) and illegal immigrants. I have no interest in bothering latinos who are my fellow Americans or legal residents. I have a problem with illegals, regardless of race or ethnicity.

  • tenx Santa Clara, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    DeltaFoxtrot. Your comments are much too simple and have way toooooo much common sense. No self respecting p/c politician would ever think of supporting in such a thing. Viva LEGAL immigration.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    I tire of explaining this over and over to Pagan.
    Per CNN: "The statistics are actually a little deceptive," Obama said last month during a discussion with Hispanic journalists. There has been "a much greater emphasis on criminals than non-criminals." And "with stronger border enforcement, we've been apprehending folks at the borders and sending them back. That is counted as a deportation even though they may have only been held for a day or 48 hours."

  • RRB SLC, UT
    Dec. 29, 2011 11:38 p.m.

    @wear2manyhatz
    We deport all who are here illegally. Illegal is a status, not a ethnic group. Why would you think otherwise? The situation is getting ridiculous, and well past time to do something about it. It all comes down to enforcing the laws on the border and the interior, and people will start self deporting. That includes heavy fines and pulling business licenses. Since there is not statute of limitations, we can go back and pull licenses of those that hired people here illegally in the past. And make the business names known.

    Americans get our names in the paper when we commit crimes, there is no reason to hide the identity of known offenders.

  • trustjenn IDAHO FALLS, ID
    Jan. 19, 2012 3:51 p.m.

    GEORGE, stating the obvious, out of my context, is damaging. I KNOW there are many here making America their own lives and that of their families, better. Some are my family. I don't think there is an issue if everyone here is here legally.....wow. Amazing.