Sunday, June 03, 2007

Senators “surprised” by anger over immigration proposal

Republicans are getting an earful on immigration. 'I have learned some new words from some of my constituents,' Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, admitted.

The angry response of voters to the Senate immigration proposal has been a shock to elected officials, and the strongest response has been from those who oppose the legislation.

Those who oppose a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants feel much more strongly about the issue than those who are in favor. In a recent CNN poll, forty-seven percent of those opposing the bill say it's extremely important. But among those who favor a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, only 28 percent say the issue is extremely important to them, according to a CNN poll.

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said, 'The folks out there in America who, when they see Washington saying we have this wonderful plan, they say 'Yeah right. We saw what you did with Katrina, we saw what you did with corruption, we saw what you have done in terms of managing the war. So when you tell us you fixed immigration, we are not buying.' '

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