Majority Want Deportation Sped Up for Central American Kids, Even Those Eligible for Asylum

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Border Patrol's Nogales Placement Center.


A poll shows a majority of Americans want deportation proceedings sped up for the wave of Central American children showing up at the nation's border, including the deportation of kids who are eligible for asylum.

That poll was released today by the Pew Research Center, which showed that 53 percent of the people surveyed found it okay to deport kids faster, regardless of whether they have legitimate asylum claims.

See also:
-Barack Obama Deporter in Chief Wants to Speed Up Deportation of Immigrant Kids
-ACLU Sues to Get Legal Representation for Migrant Children

As you can see in the graphic below, the Republicans said 2-to-1 that the nation's immigration policy should be neglected in favor of speeding up deportation. Even an easy majority of independents and half of Democrats agreed.

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The poll, which involved surveys of more than 1,800 adults, found that fewer than 40 percent of people thought the country should stick with its current immigration policy.

The law at hand, which was signed in 2008, requires that an unaccompanied child not from Canada or Mexico who arrives in this country "be promptly placed in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child' while awaiting immigration proceedings.

This law has led to protests, including local right-wingers attempting to stop a bus of children housed in compliance with this law, which further states that these children can be placed with family members. And that a "secure facility" should be avoided for the most part.

Contrary to what the majority of people said in this poll, organizations like the ACLU are fighting to get more of a shot in immigration proceedings for these children, and have filed a lawsuit claiming inadequate legal protection for the kids.

Several of the children the ACLU and other organizations are representing have legitimate asylum claims, according to the lawsuit.

Pew's immigration poll also found that fewer people now support a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants, although a majority remain in favor of it:

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Omar Jimenez
Omar Jimenez

I would agree. And those countries who disagree to receive back their people, should be charged with abiding with the negative factors of humanitarian crisis, because they can't get they're shit together because they are a shitty corrupt country

Bill Manstis
Bill Manstis

ok so your sending us all a check then to cover the costs??? move to mexico

Sara Sturz
Sara Sturz

Marco Cruz you sound pretty ethnic to me, go home.

Sara Sturz
Sara Sturz

Michael Swann you are an Asshat! Go back to where you came from and show some respect!

Sara Sturz
Sara Sturz

What?!?! We are all immigrants who left oppression! What are these idiots thinking?!?

Matt Gautchier
Matt Gautchier

Not our problem. First help the homeless in America before we help outer countries. And a world without boarders would be awesome, but that will never happen because we live in a world focused on greed.

Lucious Lysander
Lucious Lysander

Let's hope non of you people get caught in a situation where you need others sympathy. Because if it's like most of these comments you're screwed. A child is a child. Doesn't matter where they're from.

Bret DaCosta
Bret DaCosta

Fock Obama and every stinking democrap, liberal POS

Lucia Perry
Lucia Perry

War and the military are socialist enterprises in service to private profit. How much do wars cost? Who pays for War, in taxes and death? And who makes money? Who suffers? Did God want our military to torch villages in Vietnam? Was that part of a Divine Plan? If Christian religion has any meaning, it's to try to understand the pain of others and help them. Foreign aid to help poverty, and domestic aid here would do more to bring Peace than any war. Any political party that is destroying government, blaming the poor (conveniently saying the poor are being punished by God), slashing spending so that there are no jobs for people to have, or salaries to spend, is Not doing the work of Caring for each other. And to have the gall to call themselves "job creators" who did it all on their own! WE paid for the roads they use, and WE do the work.

Todd Seifert
Todd Seifert

hey steve, you need some heavy flow pads or what? LOL ...omg dude, what a douche bag you are. move to france would you

Todd Seifert
Todd Seifert

the native americans let anyone come into their country...look what that got them ROFLMAO!!!

Tiffani Mascarella
Tiffani Mascarella

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” Yep, definitely says that on the Statue of Liberty. How quickly people forget that not many generations ago - their people were also immigrants - wanting for a better life. But it's okay - because their ancestors were white. These people aren't interlopers, they're terrified and desperate. They want what any of us want - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. You are mistaking zealotry and nationalism for true patriotism. If you really stood behind this country, then you would stand behind the beliefs it was supposedly founded on - like brotherhood and helping those in need. It seems these days the only time we are willing to cry out for the oppressed people of the world is when it's a war cry.

Ian Wolf Russell
Ian Wolf Russell

It's not our responsibility to take care of them or any other person entering this country illegally. If it was Canadians I'd say the same thing. If your so concerned why don't you adopt some of them

Sue Schmidt
Sue Schmidt

Man, reading all these comments makes me sick. I could give a shit, about your wallets having to suffer because you can't see how wrong this is. Humanity doesn't exist anywhere anymore. SO much for empathy and compassion. you people are all fucks.

Nancy C. Parker
Nancy C. Parker

Russians will be no problem because they are white! Brown nope.

Nancy C. Parker
Nancy C. Parker

Look at CPS's webb page and find all the kids that need adoption, if you have the need to take in a kid. We need to take care of our own before we take care of everybody's kids from around the world.

Lucia Perry
Lucia Perry

We should be ashamed of our mistreatment of these poor kids.

Ten Bears
Ten Bears

12 tribes eaach with 12000 pureblood members is what is held in heaven skinheads have it right just as israel has it right! stay within your tribe is Gods command not mine for he will ultimately pick those who stood up for his black and white!!

Ten Bears
Ten Bears

Christian values? You obviously tweak the bibles teachings to suit your version of how you are to be? Where in the bible have you not read these commands listed in Genesis to revelation? Do not take strange wives reproduce after your own kind God punished the people for taking strange wives! God separated the people created of 1 one blood for His purpose NOT YOURS! AND FINALLY OBEY THE LAWS OF MAN AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT HARMFUL! WHERE DO YOU FIT IN TO WHAT GOD COMMANDS ARE? HOMOS?. SEGREGATION? JESUS TRYING TO RETURN? 12 TRIBES IN HEAVEN SURELY NOT OF MIXED PEOPLES FOR IT STATES 12 TRIBES NOT 1 SCREWED UP GAGGLE OF UNDISCIPLINED WEAKLINGS THAT BELIEVED WHAT THEY WANTED?? RIGHT?

Ten Bears
Ten Bears

deport them with prejudice! ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL IF THE PARENT INVOLVE THE CHILDREN ITS CHILD ENDANGERMENT SEND EM BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OR MAKE MEXICO UPHOLD THEIR LAWS ON IMMIGRANTS!!!!

Chris Usmc
Chris Usmc

i think we should have faith in our God's plan, i believe there isn't a soul in creation that can mess His plan up, we should all be thankful that we are part of His wonderful plan and do what we will for others in His great name for His sake on our own free will as we see fit as it pertains to our charitable heart not by any form of rhetoric. having our tax payers $ go toward something like this and just say chalk it up for grace of God is a great idea but when its forced like it is in our country its called Socialism and well seems like that comes from something other than Christian values but hey i have been wrong in the past lol

Chris Usmc
Chris Usmc

you can sell all your belongings and give to the poor and become poor yourself....what good does that do???

Chris Usmc
Chris Usmc

lol sure lets start giving half our check to help too! i say if people want to help on their own accord God Bless their souls but why does everyone in our country have to take food of our kids tables for kids all around the world? don't you think we are stretched thin enough as is i mean trillions of $ in debt? we can't help every nation on earth its proven to be impossible but our dear leader doesn't give two shits.....so when wages go down and we see our $ fall more do you think your views might be changing with those times lol ;) food for thought don't think there is ever a right answer to this but we should go with what course of action we have in place as a country.....

Sergio Paris
Sergio Paris

Mike Hodkinson, you do realize that it's not only minoroties who get free rides. I've worked in low-income housing and lots of people were not minorities, so get that thought out of your head.

Mike Bowers
Mike Bowers

The Navajo chief and Mexican ranchers agree... You should leave.... Arizona has a diverse and long history of many cultures that were ran out of their own lands by us so called Americans. There should be a law that makes residents of Arizona pass an Arizona history test.

Sarah Berl
Sarah Berl

This argument shouldn't be about "spending other peoples money"! If it's a matter of government resources that's the issue then, fine, grant asylum with limits as to what government resources can be available for them. When this country was being established and families were immigrating here they were given the right to work, and freedom to live freely. That's all anyone wants. They want a chance to have a better life. The attention needs be turned to developing legislation that can come to a consensus about what resources these refugees have access to. Not wether they should be allowed in the country.

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

No matter what you think, Babeu's unimaginable assholery and absence of professionalism made us look like the dumbest state again. I'd say that the haters waylaying the bus full of local kids going to a YMCA camp was hilarious if not my concern for those kids being scared. Because they are too, you know, kids. You do not protest a bus full of children.

Lars Juan
Lars Juan

deport, I am trying to stay legal!!

Christine Nimitz
Christine Nimitz

So, who exactly was polled? Angry, mean, un-Christian people?

Robert Rivera
Robert Rivera

Don't take the Bible out of context. They are not in this country legally, but illegally, or would you not mind if I walk into your home, take a couple steaks from the freezer and your big screen, because, hey I don't have one and you can afford to but another one.

Robert Rivera
Robert Rivera

Then why not open the border to the entire worlds less fortunate. We can't take care if our own. Libs love to be compassionate with other peoples money, as long as it's not theirs. The poor children, yes, but we slaughter children in the womb everyday and that's ok to Libs.

Candice Maria Simpson
Candice Maria Simpson

My only complaint is that if u r MEXICAN u will b deported w/ ANY questions so why do the rules change for only certain group of ppl.

Brian Embree
Brian Embree

You know what's wrong with this country? Bieber and Nickleback.....wait....that's Canada. Well we still have to put up with Drake. ......wait.....you know what is wrong with this country? Canada.

Steve Kalan
Steve Kalan

Send them to California and New York City they want them

Mike Hodkinson
Mike Hodkinson

Sorry to the Natives if I could I would sit on Plymoth rock with an Abram tank but we can't, they need to properly wait to come into the country and we NEED to change our laws so more morons don't think its a freeride, that is why ppl have issues with the imigrants. Barring the Natives from the rest of my statement all other miniority WHINERS can KISS ASS! GO HOME if you don't like it here.

Keith Woodson
Keith Woodson

Agree! This nation is not and has never been a "Christian Nation"!

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

why imagine take your sorry ass down to Honduras  and have a peek moron 

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

Hey Einstein had you taken the time to count how many immigration laws that have been voted on and passed since that poem was attached to that statue you would have realized how stupid your rant is in 2014 one other thing there where no government hand outs 130 years ago the ones illegally entering today are only coming here for that reason

wwjd
wwjd

Does the "Ten Bears" name indicate sexual preference? Because I've got some loving for you. 

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

Yeah those Canadians are really sucking us dry its a story not being told and lets not forget the Swedes I wonder why the media hasn't pick up on this its always about the south Americans Sergio maybe with your knowledge you could report the facts about what is really going on

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

When this country was being established and families were immigrating here there were no government hand outs the illegal immigrants entering today are coming for one thing benefits they are using their children to gain entry ,big difference. Back during the mass migrations of the 19th century the immigrants where processed it didn't cost taxpayers much money but now Obama wants 4 billion dollars to give to people who by all accounts are exploiting Diane Feinstein's bill, even she realizes that now

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