Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Immigration: Path to Citizenship YES, Guest Worker NO Felons NO

Big demos in Wichita and throughtout the state for immigrant rightson Monday.



Wichita Eagle featured a Survey USA poll on immigrants that showed very negative results. The poll was paid for by Channel 12.

The results may have been the result of poor design and station cheapness. (Channel 12 only asked 4 questions, stations in Denver, Phoenix and Little Rock asked 15 questions, which isn't to say that the additional questions were well forumulated

This is SurveyUSA's question

Do you support? Or do you oppose? A guest worker program that would allow undocumented immigrants to register to work legally in the United .States

Support 31%
Oppose. 62%

In contrast, the latest national Washington Post/ABC poll gave three options

Here's the question in the latest Washington Post/ABC poll.

ONE: Let immigrants who have lived here a certain number of years apply for legal status and eventually become permanent citizens if they meet specific conditions, like paying a fine and back taxes.

TWO: Let them pay a fee and work here for a limited number of years after which they'd have to leave the country.

THREE: Declare all illegal immigrants to be felons and not allow them to work here legally.

Which of these would you prefer - a program that may lead to legal status and permanent citizenship, a program allowing them to work here for a limited number of years but not remain permanently, or no temporary work program and felony status?

4/9/06
Program that may lead to legal status and permanent citizenship 63
Program allowing them to work here but not remain permanently 14
No temporary work program and felony status 20
None of them (vol.) 2
No opinion 1

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