Daily Border Bulletin – GOP Candidates Are To The Right Of Primary Voters On Immigration, AZ Primary Signals Softening on Immigration, Immigration detention is no hospitality suite

Exit Polls from Arizona and Michigan reveal the the Republican presidential candidates are to the right of primary voters on immigration issues. In Arizona in particular there is growing evidence that the Republican party is far to right of many GOP voters in the state.  An Op-Ed points out the need to examine ways to improve the standards at detention centers in the United States.

GOP Candidates Are To The Right Of Primary Voters On Immigration Exit Polls from Arizona and Michigan reveal the the Republican presidential candidates are to the right of primary voters on immigration issues. “Largely overlooked in the Arizona and Michigan showdowns between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum were signs of resistance from GOP primary voters in each state to key positions held by both men. Both Santorum and Romney have opposed any pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., with Romney embracing a policy of toughened workplace enforcement that would encourage “self-deportation.”But according to the CNN exit poll from Tuesday’s Arizona primary, just 31 percent of Republican voters said that the U.S. should seek to deport all illegal immigrants. A 36 percent plurality instead they should be allowed to apply for citizenship; another 27 percent said they should be allowed to stay as temporary workers.”

AZ Primary Signals Softening on Immigration In Arizona in particular there is growing evidence that the Republican party is far to right of many GOP voters in the state.” Arizona voters for the second time in four months have signaled an apparent softening in their hardline stance against illegal immigration, a trend that could change the tone of debate on the topic as presidential candidates head into the general election. Exit poll results showing the issue has dropped in importance among GOP voters should send Republicans a message that immigration is an issue “they should tread lightly with,” said Jill Hanauer, a former Democratic strategist and founder of Project New America, a Denver-based research group.

Immigration detention is no hospitality suite An Op-Ed points out the need to examine ways to improve the standards at detention centers in the United States. “On February 28, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued a statement criticizing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for releasing new national standards for immigration detention facilities. Entitled, “Deportation Manual: a Hospitality Guideline for Illegal Immigrants,” his statement makes imprisonment sound like a hotel visit. In so doing, Mr. Smith belittles the fact that each year 400,000 people — including thousands of asylum seekers, trafficking victims, families with children, the elderly and the sick — are jailed while they await civil immigration court proceedings in facilities that bear no resemblance even to the cheapest motel.”

 

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