A sweeping study of Britons found that every demographic – from age, to ethnicity, to political party – wants less immigration.
“Findings by the new Tory think tank Onward revealed majority backing for controlling numbers even among 18-24 year-olds – who back it by 38 to 36 per cent,” according to The Sun. “An even higher proportion of Remainers back cutting immigration – with 40 per cent in support and 34 per cent against – the same numbers among Asian voters.”
“Remainers” are those who voted for Britain to stay a member of the European Union. They are considered liberal, and would be expected to support immigration.
The study sampled 10,000 Britons.
“The findings come as Britain faced its highest rate of non-EU migration for 14 years,” Breitbart said. “In 2018, net immigration from non-EU countries stood at over 248,000, equivalent to the population of Southampton arriving in just one year. The demographic shift helped push the non-UK born population of the country to 9.4 million, around one in seven people nationwide.”
The United States, too, is having a fierce debate about the merits of immigration – both legal and illegal. President Donald J. Trump has proposed building a wall on the Southern border to discourage illegal immigration, but has been stymied by both political parties.
As illegal border crossings surge, Democrats blocked a meaningful amount of wall funding in the 2019 federal budget. President Donald J. Trump declared a National Emergency to address the issue, with plans to diver Department of Defense funding for the project, for which several heavily-blue states immediately sued his administration.
In addition to failing to deliver wall funding during 2017 and 2018, 12 Republican Senators voted against the president’s emergency wall funding, including Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
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