New Poll: One Third of Mexicans Would Move to U.S.

“About six-in-ten Mexicans (61%) say they would not move to the U.S. even if they had the means and opportunity to do so. However, a sizable minority (35%) say they would move to the U.S. if they could, including 20% who say they would emigrate without authorization,” reports.

Tech Companies Drive Lobbying for Amnesty Bill

“Seven technology companies and a software association – all with interests in shaping the immigration debate now underway in Congress — each spent more than $1 million on their federal lobbying efforts during the first three months of this year, new reports shows,” USA Today reports.

“Among the biggest increases: lobbying by Facebook, which soared to $2.45 million, up from $650,000 during the same period last year and $1.4 million during the last three months of 2012.”

Amnesty Supporters Say There is an Immigration Lawyer Shortage

“With immigration a hot-button issue in Washington, some version of immigration reform is likely this year. Even so, immigrant activist Sandra Sanchez concedes that the country might not be ready for an overhaul of its immigration laws,” NPR says.

“Sanchez, director of the American Friends Service Committee Iowa’s Immigrants Voice Program, doesn’t mean that in political terms, but in practical ones. ‘We need to be prepared for the wave of millions of potential applicants that will be needing … legal services,’ she says. ‘And we will not have enough resources to serve them.'”

The Difference Between Net and Total Migration

“It is true that net migration from Mexico fell to virtually nothing during the depths of the Great Recession. That did not mean Mexicans stopped coming to the U.S., but rather that the number of Mexicans entering the U.S. and the number leaving were about the same. But in the last year or so, there have been signs of an increase, and now a new poll suggests many Mexicans would come to the U.S. if they had the chance. And many of them would come illegally if necessary,” notes Byron York at the Examiner.

Amnesty a Bad Deal for the GOP

“If and when Congress votes on a new immigration bill – whatever the “triggers,” timetables or other provisos – the real issue to be decided will be the same as it has been from the beginning,” says M. Stanton Evans in Human Events.

“That issue is whether the Republican Party, dazed from a daily pounding by the Washington press corps, will agree to commit political suicide by enfranchising 11 plus million illegal aliens on U.S. soil, the vast majority of whom will soon be casting Democratic ballots.”