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SPC Casey Ashfield
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600,000 Dreamers but around 3000 surveyed? Sounds like cherry picked data to me.
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That's...how this works.

Thats literally what a poll is for.

Oof. RallyPoint, every time...
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SPC Casey Ashfield
SPC Casey Ashfield
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3000 is nowhere near a significant amount to determine any poll able data on a group of 600,000. Would you survey 15 people to determine Trump's approval rating? No. You need at least 10% sample size to even come close to determining any poll able variable.
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SSG William Bowen
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That sounds good off the top but some other things to consider are:

-Are they lawfully employed and paying taxes into the system? Almost all DACA people that I run on a daily basis have valid employment authorization, but where and under what conditions they work is unknown. I ran a lady one time that had filed for asylum and had work authorization but had multiple arrests for prostitution; I don't think this is covered under work authorization. Even though they may have work authorization does not mean they are working someplace that is filing taxes, etc. They could still be working under the table. I run at least 1 DACA person everyday, some days more, and I run them because usually they have been arrested by a local agency and an ICE officer is checking their status. That's not to say there are many that probably do have very legitimate employment.
-How is their high school getting paid for? In some cases, the parents are working under the table jobs and not paying taxes that pay for schools. Our property taxes and other specific taxes that pay for schools seem to constantly increase, and some of this has to be attributed to increasing numbers of students in our schools. Many of us have a problem having to pay school taxes throughout our whole lives despite having no children in schools and supporting school systems that do not perform very well. Additionally, many of these DACA parents are completely absent so who is paying the part of taxes covering these specific students?
-How is their college being paid for? Are they taking out loans or grants? These come from tax money and if the parents/families are not paying taxes, where is this money coming from? What type of degree are they pursuing? If they are pursuing a degree that can be used to contribute to society in a variety of ways and/or a degree that leads to a tax revenue producing job, then great. If they are pursuing a painting degree and they are living on Section 8 and food stamps, then that's not good.

For the most part, I have the same expectation of Americans, but we do not need more people living on aid and assistance and becoming more of a burden to the taxpayer. We have enough non-producing members of society.
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