PEW POLL: GOP Voters Overwhelmingly Support Stopping Illegal Immigration
A new poll shows that the vast majority of Republican voters want to end illegal immigration.
According to the Pew Research Center’s latest survey, 65 percent of GOP voters said that the Republican Party should be prioritizing ending illegal immigration and reducing the illegal immigrant population residing in the U.S.
The arguments illegal immigration are diverse. Some have contended that the U.S.’s current open border status quo has allowed illegal immigrants to stagnate American wages, while benefiting the highest income earners. Other closed border proponents look at Europe’s current migration crisis and see continued mass migration as a major threat to social cohesion in America should the country continue allowing immigrants in by the millions.
President Donald Trump campaigned on immigration reform, but was unable to pass any meaningful measures despite having Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress from 2016 to 2018.
Because of this, several political commentators such as Lou Dobbs and Michelle Malkin have criticized Trump and the Republican party for not following through with their campaign promises to curb mass migration.
Nationally, there are estimates ranging from 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in America. According to research from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), once illegal immigrants settle down in the U.S., the vast majority of these immigrants are never deported.
The Pew Research survey reveals Republican voters, by a majority, view illegal immigration as a burden to their quality of life that will impact future generations.
Nationwide, there are roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the country. As Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data has revealed, once illegal aliens resettle in the U.S., the overwhelming majority are never deported.
Ever since former President H.W. Bush enacted Immigration Act of 1990, immigration to the U.S. has increased substantially. Should this trend continue, there will be 69 million foreign-born individuals living in the U.S by 2060.
For immigration reform advocates, not all has been doom and gloom as Trump was able to secure $1 billion in wall funding from the Pentagon earlier this week.
Nevertheless, there is still considerable work to be done on the immigration front.