Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Two-Thirds Say Illegal Immigration Hurts CT

A new poll commissioned by the Federation for American Immigration Reform reveals that most Connecticut residents believe overall immigration to the U.S. should be reduced

Two-thirds, or 66 percent, of Connecticut residents that participated in a recent nationwide poll believe illegal immigration is hurting the Nutmeg State, according to a statement released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

The poll, which was commissioned by FAIR and conducted by Pulse Opinion Research last month, also reveals that 67 percent of Connecticut voters oppose in-state tuition aid for illegal aliens looking to attend public universities. There is a bill currently being considered by the state that would allow children of undocumented immigrant aliens to qualify for in-state tuition.

State Sen. Toni Boucher, a Republican who represents Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton in the 26th Senate District, told Patch last year that passing the bill would take away spots from citizens and legal aliens.

The poll also revealed that:

68 percent believe the state should be involved in immigration enforcement

39 percent believe illegal immigrants take jobs from American citizens, while 35 percent believe they fill jobs American workers will not do.

51 percent support reducing overall immigration to the U.S.

"It is clear that elected officials in Connecticut and most of the state's congressional delegation in Washington are out of step with the views of the people who put them in office," Dan Stein, president of FAIR, said in the statement.

According to FAIR, there are 120,000 illegal aliens currently living in Connecticut with 85,680 of them in the workforce.


Recent posts at CIS below

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1. The Immigrant Investor (EB-5) Visa: A Program that Is, and Deserves to Be, Failing (Backgrounder)

2. Jessica Vaughan Discusses Marriage Fraud on FOX News Boston (Video)

3. Pollsters, Immigration, and the Republican Primary (Blog)

4. DREAM Act Advocate Confronts Mitt Romney (Blog)

5. The Core of the Argument over Self-Deportation (Blog)

6. Gingrich: Legalize All Illegal Aliens (Blog)

7. Gingrich Adopts the Rhetoric of the Left Again, This Time on Immigration (Blog)

8. Is the GOP 'Anti-Immigrant?' No (Blog)

9. Public Safety Takes a Back Seat to Illegal Alien Advocacy (Blog)

10. President Obama's State of the Amnesty Remarks (Blog)

11. Case Histories: BIA Opens a Loophole in Immigration Enforcement (Blog)

12. 3 More Victims of Weak Immigration Enforcement (Blog)

13. Self-Imposed Latino Limitation? (Blog)

14. 'Border Wars': Good Reading for Those Looking to Widen Their Lens on the Borderlands (Blog)

15. Got Visas? (Blog)

16. President Obama Rolls Out Mickey Mouse Visa Policy (Blog)

17. Alabama Punished for not Playing Amnesty Game (Blog)

18. Uncle Omar, Visa Lottery Fees, and Other Tidbits (Blog)

19. Big Majority of Foreign PhDs Stay in the U.S. Many Years After Degree (Blog)

20. Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, It's Off to America We Go (Blog)

21. Haitian Nonimmigrant Farmworkers? But Only if Growers Ask for Them (Blog)

22. Santorum Gets Better on Immigration (Blog)

1 comment:

  1. Where is John Doerr's credibility when he told a generation of MBA students he did the right thing by firing Steve Jobs? John Doerr should ask Kit Wong why Chinese engineers only sought venture capital when they were out of work and Wong told them to start restaurants to learn entrepreneurship as they rejected Wong when they had safe jobs. Foreign students can be bright, but faculty exaggerate their brilliance because foreign students are servile in doing work and favors for faculty and not demanding that professors actually earn their tuition keep. Moreover, faculty like that foreign students are either afraid, complicit or morally ambivalent about the immoral grant guzzling behavior of professors. In many cases they are more likely to share the professors' anti-Americanism than American students. Meanwhile perfectly good American engineers have to get jobs at Home Depot. And Google cancels my account for saying these things but dares to complain about censorship. Why should the liberal media get SOPA protection?