Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tejas Latinos United Against Border Wall

Poll results courtesy of a survey sponsored by Texas A&M/Latino Decisions (a nonpartisan group)

Texas' Latino voters do not support a border fence.

Despite the conventional wisdom among many commentators, the data couldn't be clearer. Our poll finds that 73 percent of Texas Latinos think a wall along the Texas-Mexico border is an ineffective policy idea that will not decrease illegal immigration into the United States.

On this issue, the survey finds agreement across party lines. Among Republicans, 70 percent are opposed to the border fence, as are 72 percent of independents and 74 percent of Democrats.

Step one is to put an immediate stop to the theft of land along the line. Step two is to get a government that actually listens to residents that live here. Step three is to communicate to the rest of the country that we are not at war with Latin America and that it's offensive to treat the situation down here as if it's the Korean DMZ.

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