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CBS Poll Reveals Where Americans are Split on Immigration

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We spend so much time looking at the way politicians talk about immigration or the outrageous way the media selectively covers the situation at the border, that we may have forgotten to stop and ask ourselves: what do we, the people, think about immigration?

Remember, the government works for us, and so does the media. At least…in theory. With November midterm elections looming on the horizons, however, we are reminded more than ever just how desperate both Republicans and Democrats are to keep their poll numbers high and their rhetoric attractive to voters.

Actually getting things done in Washington sometimes seems pretty far down on the list from posturing about what one wants to get done.

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Over the last few weeks, the nation has been bitterly divided over the attention the media has given to the policy of separating children from their parents at the border, largely owing to the fact–let’s be real–that no one likes the idea of small children being detained separately from their parents, if detained at all.

But the unpleasant fact remains that these aren’t just regular people, these are people who have illegally crossed the border of a sovereign nation that is enforced by a federal agency, and, no matter how many people advocate for this, we simply can’t just allow our border to become so weak that we don’t take legal action when someone is cross disregarding our laws.

Perhaps one of the reasons this issue has been so incredibly divisive is that, as a new CBS poll reveals, pretty much half of all Americans are in favor of sending families who cross the border together home.

The Daily Wire reports:

A new CBS News poll conducted on June 21-22 found that nearly half of Americans surveyed agreed that if a family crossed into the United States illegally, the entire family should be sent back to their native country.

[When] the voters were asked what should be done with families that wanted to enter the United States illegally, the rubber hit the road. 4% of respondents said to arrest the parents and keep the children in a separate detention center; 11% said to arrest the parents but keep the families together in the detention center; 21% said to release the families temporarily and require that they report for a hearing later, but a whopping 48% agreed that the entire family should be released but sent back to their native country.

This is what we often refer to as “the silent majority”. While the media use deceptive language to downplay the fact that these “migrants” are “undocumented”, almost half of Americans see what they hope we don’t: a very simple solution is to keep the families together–on the other side of the border.

What the left doesn’t consider is that just because a person, or even a large group of people, is suffering, doesn’t mean that we can suspend our laws to accommodate them. If we did that, it would (further) expose us to crime and lawlessness that wouldn’t benefit anyone, especially those crossing the border.

It really shouldn’t be that difficult to enforce the law and keep families together, should it?

 

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Maxine Waters Makes It Clear: If You Stand With President Trump You Are NOT Patriotic

Talk about out of touch!

John Salvatore

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On Easter Sunday, California Democrat Maxine Waters appeared on Joy-Ann Reid’s MSNBC show. She made it abundantly clear. If you stand with President Trump, you are not a proud American patriot. Because that makes sense, right? Maxine noted, “One of the things you have to think about is this; who are the patriots? Who will stand up for America when our obvious enemy is basically hacking into our electoral systems? Who is going to stand up for America and claim to be a patriot when they see that there are many people around this president who have interacted with those from Russia, from the Kremlin, and with Putin? Where are they coming from? And I think when you ask yourself this question, you’d better be concerned about whether or not these are real patriots or whether or not they’re in the pockets of the president of the United States wishing to gain favor from the president and they’re going to stand up for him no matter what.” Waters added, “And so I call out their patriotism at this point this time. You take a look at this report, and you will be shocked at the information that’s unfolding.” Oh, Max, Max, Max. Enough is enough! This is just irritating. …In other Maxine news, check out this flashback during the recent government shutdown… Maxine Waters is financially loaded. And yet, during a time when government workers are seeing their paychecks withheld due to the Democrat shutdown, Waters has no problem flying first class. Talk about out of touch! LOOK: https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1087813677686972417?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1087813677686972417&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F01%2Fmaxine-waters-spotted-flying-first-class-during-govt-shutdown-reading-an-article-about-herself%2F According to Waters in a not-so-subtle threat, it’s time to “get rid” of “despicable” President Trump. “We must understand that the Fed does not work for the president of the United States. The Fed creates monetary policy based on what’s good…

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WHOA! Comedian Who Plays President On TV Just WON Ukrainian Presidential Election

WHAT IN THE WORLD!?

John Salvatore

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That headline sounds like a joke. It wreaks of “fake news.” One might even consider it “clickbait.” And yet, it is 100% true. A comedian who plays the president on a TV show will now become the next president of Ukraine in real life. Volodymyr Zelenskiy defeated incumbent President Petro Poroshenko by a landslide based on an exit poll released after voting stations closed, according to multiple reports. Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old who has never held public office, received 73.2 percent of the nationwide vote, while Poroshenko only received 25.3 percent. If the poll results are correct, Zelenskiy, who won nearly twice as many votes as Poroshenko in the first-round election held last month, will become president in a clear rebuke of the incumbent’s leadership. Is that wild or what? Soon-to-be former President Petro Poroshenko is facing multiple allegations of corruption. All we hear about from the left is Russia, Russia, Russia. And yet, years later, there is still zero proof the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. However, the evidence against the Hillary Clinton campaign continues to mount. Now, this… From The Hill: Ukraine’s top prosecutor divulged in an interview aired Wednesday on Hill.TV that he has opened an investigation into whether his country’s law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign about then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in an effort to sway the election in favor of Hillary Clinton. The leak of the so-called “black ledger” files to U.S. media prompted Manafort’s resignation from the Trump campaign and gave rise to one of the key allegations in the Russia collusion probe that has dogged Trump for the last two and a half years. Ukraine Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko’s probe was prompted by a Ukrainian parliamentarian’s release of a…

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