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    A water cooler conversation occurred at work the other day between some of my colleagues regarding the fuss of illegal immigration. Among them was a young lady from Romania (her family immigrated here about 14 years ago).

    I asked her what she thought about the whole illegal immigration issue, her response was something like.... "I think it's unfair that those people (i.e. illegals) expect to be treated like me and my family. After all we came here legally, they can do the same"......

    Well then, I asked, what about bilingual education? Her response "if you came to this country, expect to speak the language, I learned it, my parents did, they should, too!"

    I've posed the same questions to other immigrants, their responses were just like hers.
     
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    Every time I hear numbers pertaining to this subject, of people polled, it's always a landslide majority. Something like 85-95%. So WHY our elected officials continue this pandering to the illegals shceme, when they're SUPPOSED to be doing the "will of the people", the LEGAL, VOTING people, completely escapes me.
     
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    More proof that they care more about remaining in power than the will of the people. As long as 2 parties completely dominate American poilitcs, there are certain issues we will be screwed on.
     
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    Polls give the politicos their talking points, not their action plans. Action by the public DOES cause action by the politicos. Bitching but not acting is for those that think they have a right to be disgusted.
     
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    I think the Latinos just proved that point.
     
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    Polls are manufactured to make it appear that politicos are talking about an issue that the people really care about. The questions are designed to produce the desired response and results are skewed. Actions by politicos appear to be responses but in reality accomplish little. Materials for dirty bombs were smuggled across both off our borders in DEC. Wheres' the outrage? Most people still don't even know it occurred. Why?
     
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    You are right about polls, which just reinforces the argument-the public is able to drive the policies, but really are rarely of he mindset to do so. WHEN they DO choose to make their voices heard, they are rarely ignored.

    As for the 'smuggling' do you have some bonafide source links?
     
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    Exactly. Those in favor of an open border have made their voices heard, now the question, will those who want control and a fair, legal system, do the same?
     

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