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Poll: 59% Say Unaccompanied Minors Ought To Be Sent Home As Quickly As Possible

1:59 PM, Jul 17, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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On Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi changed her mind about the crisis of unaccompanied minors from Central America illegally entering the United States. CNN reports:

Pelosi indicated Wednesday she opposes altering a 2008 immigration law that would expedite the deportation of children crossing the southwest border from Central American countries. 

Just last week Pelosi said adding that change to a border funding bill was "not a deal breaker." But on Wednesday she came out against a bipartisan bill sponsored by Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar and Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn to modify the 2008 law. 

Pelosi actually went so far as to support changing the law to give unaccompanied minors from Mexico the same favorable treatment that has encouraged tens of thousands of Central American minors to make a dangerous journey without a parent or guardian to the United States.

“We should change the law to treat Mexican children the same as we now treat children from Central America. But if any changes to the 2008 law are made, they must ensure due process for these children,” a Pelosi spokesman told the Los Angeles Times

But a new poll from Rasmussen indicates that this approach is quite unpopular with the American people. "The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the primary focus of any new immigration legislation passed by Congress should be to send the young illegal immigrants back home as quickly as possible," the pollster finds. "Just 27% say it should focus instead on making it easier for these illegal immigrants to remain in the United States. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided."

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