Arizonans Gettin' All Moderate When it Comes to Illegal Immigration?
|The "meth lab," it seems, just blew up.|
Believe it or not, even the majority of Arizona Republicans polled favor a pathway to citizenship -- which goes against the old Arizona tradition of deport first, discuss morality later.
According to the survey, 78 percent of Arizonans would support legislation allowing undocumented "long-time" residents to become citizens "if they pay a fine, pass a criminal background check here and their nation of origin, get a taxpayer I.D. number and demonstrate they can speak English."
Of Republicans polled, more than 66 percent supported a pathway to citizenship.
Additionally, as you probably know, Arizona's biggest advocate for kickin' out those pesky messicans, now-former state Senate President Russell Pearce, was booted from office Tuesday night (compliments of his LD 18 constituents), which likely had something to do with his out-of-touch, unreasonable, and flat-out cruel policies when it comes to solving the problem of illegal immigration.
Call us optimists, but Arizonans appear to be turning over a new (more moderate) leaf in terms of how they deal with illegal immigrants.
We want to know what you think, though: are Arizonans really lightening up when it comes to immigration reform, or are recent events just a fluke for the state dubbed the "meth lab of democracy?"
Cast your vote below.