Democrats envision an America with no borders between us and our neighbors.
They argue America is strengthened by our “diversity.”
But do Americans feel the same way?
A new Harvard-Harris Poll taken just before the government shutdown found a majority of Americans want to cut legal immigration, which stands at more than 1 million a year, in half!
This flips the script from the open borders narrative pushed in the media and by Democrats and pro-amnesty Republicans like Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
The Washington Times reports:
Mr. Graham over the weekend said senators will never accept a deal that cuts the overall level of immigration, but the new poll says that’s exactly what Americans want.
The survey asked respondents what number they would like to see. A stunning 35 percent said legal immigration should be 250,000 a year or less, while another 19 percent said it should be between 250,000 and 500,000. Combined, they make up a majority looking for a cut of at least 50 percent over current annual levels. Another 18 percent said they want to see between 500,000 and 1 million.
Just 19 percent said they want to see an increase over 1 million.
Mr. Trump hasn’t said recently what legal immigration number he wants to see, but he has been vocal on changing the way the U.S. picks immigrants. He says skills and ability to assimilate in the U.S. should be weighted over extended family ties.
And the new poll says voters agree, by a 79-21 margin.
More than 60 percent of voters said current border security is “inadequate,” and 54 percent said they support “building a combination of physical and electronic barriers across the U.S.-Mexico border.”
Don’t expect to find that poll mentioned by NBC or CNN anytime soon.
What do you think?
Should America curtail the number of legal immigrants we accept each year?
Should skill and ability to assimilate in the U.S. be a factor in whether or not you’re allowed to immigrate to America?
Sound off in the comments below!