Americans Favor Increased Immigration!
July 1, 2020 at 6:00 AM
by Erin K. Williams, Esq.
On the edge of Liberty

According to the Gallup poll “conducted May 28-June 4 and predate[s] the Donald Trump administration's recent decision to halt issuing any new H-1B and other worker visas through the end of the year. It also preceded the Supreme Court's recent ruling that invalidated the Trump administration's action to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act,”… Americans showed the highest support for expanding immigration since 1965. While the numbers are not staggering, 34% of Americans polled would like to see immigration increased. This includes Democrats with a 50% concluding that they would “most likely want to see an increase.” In comparison, the poll found that 28% would like to see a decrease in immigration.

Perhaps most importantly, “[n]early 8 in ten (77%) Americans think immigration is a good thing for their country. When measured in this more general sense, public support for immigration shows far less of a partisan divide, and both parties express a more generally positive view of immigration.”

As we celebrate the 4th of July and our independence, please remember that just as the forefathers of this country left their homelands to make a country of their own, so too are many families seeking to be united and employers seeking the labor and ingenuity that has pushed this country along. America stands for a place where all people shall be together as one. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. It’s nice know that the common feeling, nationwide, still holds a place of importance for keeping immigration alive.

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