6/27/14, "More in U.S. Would Decrease Immigration Than Increase," Gallup Poll, Lydia Saad
"While illegal immigration
typically dominates debates over immigration policy, the issue of legal
immigration came to the forefront in the recent Virginia Republican
primary when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was soundly defeated by
Tea Party favorite Dave Brat....Brat's case may have been a fairly easy
one to make, as new Gallup polling finds fewer than one in four
Americans favor increased immigration."...
In the past 12 months Americans clearly say "immigration" as it's construed today is bad for our country. (For example, there's no Ellis Island). In Eric Cantor's case it was about much more than "legal" or "skilled" immigrants. Cantor remained silent in the face of the attack on our southern border by unaccompanied illegals many under age 18. Cantor was asked for his response to the current invasion of our southern border by unaccompanied minors, and said he told Obama, "we can work together on things like the Kids." It didn't matter whether he meant past or present "kids." His "kids" statement was reported on June 6 and June 7 and on June 10 he was gone.
6/7/14, "Eric Cantor on border crisis: Let's work with Obama to give 'Kids' Amnesty,"Breitbart, Tony Lee
"Illegal immigrants have been pouring into the United States, and
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) suggested he is willing to work
with President Barack Obama to give them amnesty.
what has turned into a contentious June 10 primary against Dave Brat,
who has been surging in the polls after centering his campaign on
countering amnesty, CBS6 anchor Bill Fitzgerald asked Cantor what the
country could do about its illegal immigrants and the children "coming
across the border now."
Cantor first falsely insinuated that he
was not for amnesty because he was against passing the Senate's bill
without changes. He then pivoted by saying if Obama, who enacted the
Deferred Action program that has given some illegal immigrant children
temporary amnesty and has threatened to unilaterally ease deportations,
could demonstrate trustworthiness on immigration, he could work with him
on granting amnesty to illegal immigrant children.
"But I have
told the President there are some things that we can work on together,"
Cantor said. "We can work on the border security bill together. We can
work on things like the Kids."
Cantor was referring to what has
commonly been referred to as his "Kids Act," which, as Breitbart News
reported, would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants who were brought to
America through "no fault of their own"--like many of the illegal
immigrant children who have been pouring into the country in recent