Poll: Generational divide in immigration battle
June 18th, 2013
01:22 PM ET

Poll: Generational divide in immigration battle

While a small majority of Americans are in favor of the immigration bill currently before the U.S. Senate, according to a new national poll the old and young don't see eye to eye on the issue.

And a CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that more than six in ten say border security rather than a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants should be the bigger priority.

The poll's Tuesday morning release comes as a bill backed by the bipartisan 'Gang of Eight' senators faces more legislative hurdles. The measure would offer a 13-year path to eventual citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country. If the legislation passes through the Democratic Senate, it would face an uncertain future in the Republican dominated House of Representatives.

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  1. wut

    As long as there are hostile nations seeking to harm us, our borders should not be open to just anyone.

    June 18, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Newly arrived in the U.S., immigrants Mario and Luigi go to the urban unemployment office.
    "What line of work are you in?" the agent asks Mario.
    "Ima pilot," replies Mario.
    "I'm sure I can find a place for you," says the efficient woman, handing him an application to fill out. Then she turns to Luigi, "And what kind of work do you do?"
    "Ima lumberjack," he answers.
    "Hmmmmm... I'm afraid we don't have any openings for lumberjacks."
    Suddenly Mario looks up. "Hey, you musta bea crazy, lady!"
    The agent is taken aback. "What are you talking about?"
    "Well, if he no a cut it, how you expecta me to a pile it?"

    June 18, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Weren't they plumbers?

      June 18, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      The plumbers had gone on strike, so they decided to go in a different direction.

      June 18, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Two foreign immigrants have just arrived in the United States by boat and one says to the other, "I hear that the people of this country actually eat dogs."

    "Odd," her companion replies, "but if we shall live in America, we might as well do as the Americans do."

    Nodding emphatically, one of the immigrants points to a hot dog vendor and they both walk toward the cart. "Two dogs, please," she says.

    The vendor is only too pleased to oblige, wraps both hot dogs in foil and hands them over the counter. Excited, the companions hurry to a bench and begin to unwrap their "dogs."

    One of them opens the foil and begins to blush. Staring at it for a moment, she turns to her friend and whispers cautiously, "What part did you get?"

    June 18, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A man was walking down the street and noticed a sign reading: "Hans Schmidt's Chinese Laundry." Being of a curious nature, he entered and was greeted by an obviously Oriental man who identified himself as Hans Schmidt.

    "How come you have a name like that?" inquired the stranger.

    The Oriental explained in very broken English that when he landed in America he was standing in the immigration line behind a German.

    When asked his name, the German replied, "Hans Schmidt." When the immigration official asked the Oriental his name, he replied, "SAM TING."

    June 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Portland tony

    @bobcat: Thanks for the funnies. This thread could have turned into crap. 🙂

    June 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |