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Fri., June 21, 2013, 4:08 p.m.

Poll: Idaho Opposes Immigration Bill

A statewide poll of likely Idaho voters finds strong opposition to a bill before the U.S. Senate that would grant amnesty to 12 million illegal aliens and dramatically increase overall immigration to the United States. According to the poll, 54 percent of Idaho voters oppose S.744, the Gang of Eight immigration bill — including 36 percent who said they are "strongly opposed." Only 36 percent of voters indicated that they support the bill and only 7 percent said they "strongly support" it. The poll also indicated that Idahoans disagree strongly with the Gang of Eight's priorities. Under S.744, amnesty for illegal aliens would begin within six months of enactment, while the provisions of the bill promising enhanced immigration enforcement would not have to be implemented for a decade or more. Only 17 percent of Idaho voters favor this approach, while 78 percent stated that border security, employment verification, or deportation of illegal aliens should be the "highest priorities" of an immigration overhaul/Kristen Williamson & Ira Mehlman, news release. More here.

Question: Do you oppose/support the Gang of Eight immigration bill?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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