CNN Poll: Support for border crackdown grows

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    Washington (CNN) -- Public support for beefing up security along the U.S. border with Mexico and deporting all illegal immigrants has grown significantly, according to a new national poll.

    A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey indicates that nearly nine out of ten Americans want to beef up U.S. law enforcement along the border with Mexico. The poll's Wednesday morning release comes one day after an administration official told CNN that President Barack Obama will deploy up to 1,200 more National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico and will request $500 million to supplement current spending for enhanced border protection and law enforcement activities.

    Forty-one percent of people questioned in the survey say all illegal immigrants currently in the country should be removed, up 15 points from 2008. And 88 percent say more federal law enforcement officials are need along the border with Mexico, up 14 points from four years ago. The poll also indicates that 54 percent back a 700-mile-long fence along the Mexican border, up nine points from 2006.

    "Support for more crackdowns on employers who hire illegal immigrants is high and also on the rise, from 58 percent four years ago to 71 percent now," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Seven in ten would support a federal ID card that everyone would have to show to an employer."

    Eight in ten also support a program that would allow illegal immigrants already in the United States to stay here and apply for legal residency if they had a job and paid back taxes. But only 38 percent say that program should be a higher priority than border security and other get-tough proposals.

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    I would venture to say that all of this is due to the protestors in the last few years demanding what they have no right to demand. Nothing makes americans more angry than seeing people who do not belong here yelling and screaming insults at our system and thumbing their noses at our Rule of Law. When they demand to be rewarded for coming into our country illegally that undermines what this country stands for - a country of laws!
     

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