We damn near burst our collective cranial veins when we read the following article in the dead tree edition of the Tampa Trib yesterday. (We’ll post the whole thing, since it’ll be archived within a day or so. All emphasis ours.—B.)
MEXICO CITY - U.S. citizens want to stop illegal migrants from entering their country because they are racist, according to 43 percent of Mexicans interviewed for a poll published Thursday.
An additional 70 percent said they think Mexicans emigrate to the United States because of a lack of jobs in Mexico, and 79 percent said they would be in favor of legalizing millions of undocumented migrants in the United States.
The poll was sponsored by the Mexican newspaper El Universal and The Dallas Morning News . It was conducted through interviews with 1,491 adults April 5-8 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.
Also, 76 percent of the poll’s respondents said it should not be a crime to remain in the United States without documents , and 89 percent did not think a wall would help stop migration.