Skip to comments.Americans Back Arizona’s Landmark Immigration Law by More than 2-to-1 Margin (SB1070)
Posted on 04/21/2012 4:01:13 PM PDT by montag813
Above: Sign from the 'Stand With Arizona' rally in Tempe AZ, May 29, 2010.
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
On the eve of a showdown for S.B. 1070 in the U.S. Supreme Court next week, a new poll shows that Americans support Arizona's landmark immigration crackdown more than ever - by a margin of more than two-to-one.
A Fox News poll released Friday shows 65 percent of voters favor the 'controversial' law, while 31 percent oppose it. Eighty-four percent of Republicans favor Arizonas law, while 46 percent of Democrats do. A 51-percent majority of Democrats opposes the law.
Perhaps most significantly, Independents - considered swing voters in the upcoming election - favor the law by a 40 percentage-point margin (67-27 percent). Thats good news for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who has said he thinks Arizonas law would be a good model for the rest of the country.
Pundits have suggested that Romney may re-consider that stance out of a misplaced concern over "Hispanic" voters, which may or may not be true. But his stated position in favor of strong enforcement is popular - as demonstrated in another poll by Bloomberg which shows that Americans prefer Romney's immigration stance to Obama's 43-39%.
The Arizona law took effect in July 2010. It makes illegal immigration a state crime and allows local law enforcement to question the legal status of anyone stopped on suspicion of a crime and detain anyone who cannot prove his or her immigration status. The Justice Department filed suit challenging it, and the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments next Wednesday on whether many of the laws key provisions are constitutional.
S.B. 1070 was co-written by former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce and attorney (and now KS Secretary of State) Kris Kobach. In Pearce's recent opinion piece SB1070 Is Working, he noted how "Arizonas illegal population fell by 110,000 in 2010, or 23 percent" as a result of the law's impact. But Pearce also noted:
Ultimately, the federal government must do its job by securing the border, cracking down on employers of those here illegally and vigorously enforcing the laws already on the books in cooperation with local law enforcement. The 360,000 illegal aliens remaining in Arizona are a constant reminder that the problem has not been entirely solved and that the courts need to take the handcuffs off of law enforcement and allow them to enforce SB1070.According to polls, Americans agree wholeheartedly. Let us hope five justices of the Supreme Court agree. We shall see this coming week, and when the decision is announced in June.
In Obama’s world, you don’t have to be either Constitutionally eligible to run for office or to vote. Sucks.
It’s the America-hating, lowlife politicians and so called “immigrant groups” who register voters for the commie ‘RATS who are against it.
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