This might be a truly amazing development. If this trend continues, I will be forever grateful to American Hispanics:
DOH! Hispanic Approval for Obama at All-Time Low Despite Amnesty Move
By John Hill on August 23, 2011
Barack Obama’s desperate move to rescue the Hispanic vote with his amnesty-by-fiat appears to have gained him nothing, and may have even backfired.
On August 18, the Administration announced that 300,000 illegal aliens would have their deportations “indefinitely delayed”, and would also become eligible for “work permits”. The move, termed “backdoor amnesty” by U.S. House leaders Lamar Smith and Peter King, was widely viewed as a transparent attempt to shore up the Hispanic vote before the 2012 elections.
If that’s true, so far it’s an EPIC FAIL: a Gallup poll taken after his amnesty decree showed that Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics fell to its lowest point on record – 44% – 5 % lower than just one week earlier, and a whopping 41% drop since the 85% high soon after Obama took office.
Obama’s advisers appear to have believed the propaganda of their own allies at La Raza (“The Race”) that ALL Hispanics support amnesty for illegals. But that is not the case, as we saw last year after Arizona passed its tough S.B. 1070 immigration law. The Denver Post polled Coloradans next door regarding whether they would like to see a similar crackdown on illegals pass in their own state. 61% said yes. But surprisingly (to the Denver Post), Colorado Hispanics said yes with an even higher margin: 62%.
In Arizona, the media asked LEGAL Hispanic immigrants what they thought of illegal ones. Most gave opinions that surprised liberal commentators – that they opposed illegal immigration and amnesty. Immigrants in this news report summed up the feelings of many:
“We have millions of people from all over the world who want to come here legally, and can’t, because we already have millions of illegals here taking their place. We need to make sure that those who want to come here legally go to the front of the line.” – Carlos Cardenas (Legal immigrant and veteran from Panama)
“People say you’re a traitor: they’re your people. And I say ‘No they’re not my people…my people are honorable people who remain (in Mexico).’” – Anna Gaines (Legal immigrant from Mexico)
And no wonder. Few are more adversely impacted by illegal aliens than LEGAL immigrants, who compete unfavorably with them for jobs, since they play by the rules and are often priced out of work as a result. And despite the media hype about “record deportations under Obama”, the fact is that the majority of those deportations occurred close to the border, where most of them easily come right back in (like these illegals). And America’s 20 million unemployed are forced to compete with illegals as well, as workplace enforcement has dropped a stunning 70% under Obama. Little or no action is being taken against illegal workers under Obama.
And even for Hispanics who DO support amnesty for illegals, many of them simply don’t believe Obama’s lies anymore. They know he had a ‘Super Majority’ for two entire years, yet did little to push through “immigration reform”. And now suddenly – desperately, as he runs for re-election – Obama is trying to win them back with his “backdoor amnesty” order. So far, it appears to be no sale.
For Americans who respect the rule of law, we can only hope that this trend of plummeting support for the lawless Obama continues right into November 2012 – which cannot come soon enough.
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There’s another story that is just beautiful:
California Hispanics Favor Arizona-Type Law For Their State Too
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
by Denny Hartford
Though Colorado Democrats and their pals in the press are trying to downplay (even discredit) a Denver Post poll which asked Coloradans about illegal immigration, the results were compelling. For despite all of the biased reporting the liberal media across the nation has done on the new Arizona law, most citizens of her neighbor to the northeast like very much what Arizona did.
And they’d like it to be the law in Colorado too!
A Denver Post/9News poll conducted in conjunction with The Tribune showed most Colorado voters would like to see the state adopt a similar immigration law to that passed by Arizona.
And note this — a higher percentage of Hispanic voters (62 %) would support a law similar to the one in Arizona in Colorado than would whites (61 %). Interesting. It shows that most Hispanic-Americans understand the Arizona law isn’t about racism or even opposition to immigration. It’s about a state trying to curb illegal immigration only.
Also, the breakdown of the poll results showed a majority of Coloradans supporting an Arizona-type law in all categories: Denver residents (58%), younger citizens (58%), college grads (56%), etc.
Of course, the news is out that the Obama administration is going to challenge the Arizona law in court. But as this poll shows, it’s just one more example of how the President is not only out of step with American citizens, he flat out doesn’t care.
I used to work with a couple of Hispanic women who loved America with a passion that I dare say surpassed my own – and I literally went to COMBAT for America. Nothing made Sylvia and Esmerelda more angry than illegal immigration and Hispanics who came to this country for handouts.
Sylvia came from El Salvador, and Esmerelda came from Nicaragua. Both women came to America legally, and both escaped from miserable conditions in their countries for vastly better lives in America.
And both women were enraged by fellow Hispanics whom they saw as trying to bring the very hell they had escaped from to the America that they loved and to which they were grateful and loyal citizens.
Sylvia’s son served his country as a Marine in Afghanistan through three combat tours. He’s home now, safe and sound, but when we worked together Sylvia, Esmerelda and I would pray for his safety every morning before work, and again every evening before going home. Sylvia enlisted me to pray because she knew I was an outspoken Christian and she knew that I was a veteran – and both things made me okay in her book.
So I know from personal experience that such noble Hispanics as they are out there. But it gladdens my heart to see that they might be out there in larger numbers than I dared dream.