Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Favor Limited Immigration

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A new poll, to be released later this month in its entirety, finds 61 percent of Americans surveyed believe “continued immigration [both legal and illegal]into the country jeopardizes the United States.”   The poll, commissioned by A.T. Kearney consulting firm, was conducted between October and November 2015 and included 2,590 respondents.

A majority of all the groups surveyed found immigration to be hurtful.  Sixty-five percent of baby boomers agreed, while 55 percent of millennials did.  Baby boomers were likely driven by their concerns that immigrants could take health care, Social Security and other services away.  Millennials, on the other hand, were likely cognizant of immigration’s impact on their job prospects in terms of lower wages and fewer opportunities.

The bottom line is that immigration is becoming more important to Americans.  As recently as 2002, a Harris poll found that only 1 percent of Americans mentioned immigration as one of the top two most important issues for the government to address.  Last year, 19 percent did.

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Shari Rendall brings to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) over 15 years of experience in government relations and grassroots advocacy. In her former position, Shari led the legislation department in coordinating lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and briefing congressional and administration staff on a wide range of issues. She has also been responsible for grassroots communications and helping state associations devise their legislative strategies. She began her time in D.C. working on Capitol Hill in the office of former Sen. Bob Smith (R-New Hampshire) as a Legislative Aide.

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    Not Politically Correct on

    This poll is correct. No Change just likes to make up his/her own facts.

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    George Fuller on

    61 million immigrants…….many non English speaking……..no skills….illiterate………costs $1600 more per year to educate them to learn to speak English….we pay…….

    You know what the question is no is asking?

    WHY DO WE HAVE MASS IMMIGRATION? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE!

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    65% of the baby boomers are lazy…….besides all this crap about the polls is fixed,,,,,,fudged to their own interests to make you the way they wanted…..

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      Leland 65% of the baby boomers are lazy…….besides all this crap about the polls is fixed,,,,,,fudged to their own interests to make you the way they wanted…..

      You alone at their age were worth more than what they are at is age..even now ..to put it simply……