A new poll of Americans shows that most still oppose wide-open immigration and fear that they will lose jobs with a giant influx of people.
The new poll finds that 69 percent oppose increasing levels of immigration in the U.S.A.
Only 24 percent of respondents said that they would like to see more immigration. Meanwhile, 29 percent said we need to halt immigration and a larger 44 percent said it is fine where we have it (in other words, they don’t want more). That is a combined 69 percent that don’t want more immigration.
The poll by the Pew Research Center surveyed 27 countries and found that almost no one wants more immigration.
According to the Washington Times:
The findings come as most countries signed onto the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, overseen by the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration. The U.S. is not a party to the compact, which aims is to create standards for respecting human rights of refugees and would-be immigrants amid a massive wave of global migration.
In Greece and Italy, both major recent destinations for refugees from elsewhere along the Mediterranean, more than 70 percent of residents wanted less migration.
Pew didn’t ask, but a staggering 45 percent of Hungarians in the survey offered that they wanted zero immigration. So did 27 percent of Greeks, 18 percent of Polish residents and 15 percent of Italians.
To our credit, only four percent of Americans say they want zero new immigrants.
The truth is, every real American understands that immigration is perfectly fine. After all, this country has always welcomed immigrants.
But this country has never, ever been for untrammeled immigration.
Only liberals who hate this country want the U.S. inundated with untrained, ignorant, and useless immigrants who will do nothing for us but jump on welfare and steal our money while leading of life of lazy ease.
America was built on taking in immigrants who want to join our great nation, immigrants who want to become Americans. Not people who just want to live on welfare and steal from productive members of society, but people yearning to be free to become the best that they can be.
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