A new poll by National Research Inc. shows a large majority of Americans agree with President Trump’s proposed immigration polices, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
The poll was conducted August 11-13 and sampled 1,201 people via landline, cell phone, and internet. According to the findings, between 70 and 80 percent support key Trump immigration positions.
The questions covered a range of immigration-related topics, including employment, enforcement, and chain migration.
Pollsters found the following:
71 percent call on companies to offer jobs to Americans before foreign workers.
82 percent of voters support a law that would strengthen sentencing penalties for illegals who had previously been deported and strengthens laws against illegal immigrants who commit crimes in the U.S.
76 percent want more ICE officers.
75 percent support Trump’s focus on jailing MS-13 members
73 percent believe immigrants must be able to support themselves financially.
By a 2-to-1 margin, voters support limiting the number of immigrants who are seeking to live here just because their relatives do, so-called “chain migration.”
59 percent said new immigrants should be required to speak English.
64 percent back legislation that would create a point system based on factors such as English-speaking ability, education levels and job skills to rank applicants for the 140,000 employment-based green cards that are granted annually by the United States.
The findings come shortly after President Trump sent Congress a list of immigration priorities he would want passed in exchange for granting legal status to illegal aliens currently protected by DACA, as covered by Breitbart.
Trump’s requests include the construction of the border wall, mandatory E-verify, chain migration, restricted federal grants to sanctuary cities, the deportation of unaccompanied alien children, and an expansion of ICE personnel.
Democrats have decried Trump’s priority list as “hardline” and vowed to oppose the proposed measures. But DACA permits begin to expire in March. If the program is not made law by then, its beneficiaries will find themselves subject to deportation. Democrats will bear the responsibility for those deportations if they are unwilling to reach a compromise deal.
Immigration is the issue of the day. That’s a statement that deserves repeating over and over again.
The fate of our economy, national security, form of government, and even our national identity all hinge on our immigration policy. President Trump understands this perfectly well–it’s why he made pro-America immigration reform the chief plank of his campaign.
And despite what Congressional Democrats and their allies in the media would like to believe, mainstream America largely sides with Trump on the need for immigration policy that serves the interests of American citizens–not foreign nationals.
Trump’s election–particularly his surprise wins in former Democrat strongholds like Wisconsin and Michigan–is in and of itself evidence of the public’s preferences. The National Research poll only further cements the truth.
Numbers don’t lie. Democrats can give heed and save their flailing party. Or they can keep riding the downward spiral to electoral devastation in 2018.
Hey, Mitch McConnell! You want a win? Have the Senate vote on Trump's 80% popular immigration proposals, point by point. @SenateMajLdr
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) October 9, 2017
Trump makes Democrats prove they are serious by demanding overdue changes to get immigration enforcement – no chain migration. About time!
— FAIR (@FAIRImmigration) October 9, 2017