ChiTrib Readers Overwhelmingly Support Arellano Deportation

August 21st, 2007 1:57 PM

It's not a scientific survey, but a recent poll of Chicago Tribune readers showed an overwhelming majority of readers support the arrest and deportation of illegal immigrant and Social Security fraudster Elvira Arellano. You'll recall I wrote about the Trib's bias on Monday.

The results of the four poll questions were published in an August 21 post at Eric Zorn's "Change of Subject" blog:

We asked readers for their views on the Elvira Arellano case. Here are the results after approximately 23,900 votes were registered:

Should Elvira Arellano have been arrested for breaking U.S. immigration law?

Yes 91.5%
No 8.5%

Should a church building provide sanctuary from the law?

Yes 17.6%
No 82.4%

Arellano's 8-year-old son is a U.S. citizen. Should that make a difference in how her deportation case is handled?

Yes 23.6%
No 76.4%

Regardless of your personal feelings, do you think Arellano's case will generate so much sympathy and passion among her supporters that she'll become the Rosa Parks of the immigrant rights movement?

Yes 15.9%
No 84.1%

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