An immigration enforcement activist doesn't believe a new poll
that shows a majority of Americans now favor amnesty for illegal
According to the Associated Press-GfK poll, more than 60
percent of Americans now favor a pathway to citizenship for the
illegal immigrants already in the country. That is a significantly
higher number than last time the AP polled on the question -- in
2010, just 50 percent supported the idea.
The poll claims the turnaround has excelled as Republicans
change their views. A majority in the GOP -- 53 percent -- now
reportedly favor allowing illegal aliens a path to citizenship.
That is up 22 percentage points from 2010.
William Gheen, president of Americans for
Legal Immigration (ALIPAC), contends the AP poll is extremely
"The Associated Press is renowned [for being] in favor of the
pro-illegal immigration camp, and so their poll has no
credibility," he asserts, "especially considering the numerous
scientific and certified polls we have … that show approximately 66
percent of Americans oppose any path to citizenship for illegal
immigrants; 33 [percent] support."
Gheen further argues that the AP coverage of stories dealing
with illegal immigration accentuates its bias.
"We read whole AP articles where the anti-illegal immigration
viewpoint is excluded, or buried or twisted," he accounts. "We've
watched the Associated Press try to hide criminal illegal alien
atrocities and murders and play those down."
The ALIPAC president asserts that the American people continue
to oppose amnesty for illegal aliens by a 2-1 margin.