Interesting news item as the Iowa Republican party primaries are under way, a survey among among Iowa Republicans who are believed to be among the very conservatives in the country suggests most of them are in favor of immigration reform and are not in favor of kicking out the immigrants, even the undocumented ones. The survey was done in collaboration between the Partnership for a New American Economy and a group of prominent Iowa GOP leaders, and its conclusions were that most Iowa Republicans favor immigration reform. Immigration was not even among the top issues for likely Republican caucus goers. For them the main issue is fixing the economy.
72 percent are open to allowing foreign-born students educated in the United States enter the workforce after graduation.
71 percent are open to increasing opportunities for entrepreneurs from other countries to move to the U.S. to start a business here.
66 percent are open to increasing opportunities for high-skilled legal immigrants to enter the U.S. workforce.
64 percent are open to streamlining the process for employers to hire seasonal and permanent employees if U.S. citizens aren't there to fill vacant jobs.
Only 16 percent of these mostly conservative Republicans were opposed to pro-immigration reform proposals.
What does it say about Georgia Republicans and HB87?
The poll can be viewed at the following link: http://renewoureconomy.org/2011_12_6a