Poll: 63% Believe Illegals Burden US Economy; 70% Say Threaten US 'Beliefs & Customs'

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Tony Lee
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8 August 2014
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National News
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An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that illegal immigration threatens the country's "beliefs and customs" while also placing a burden on the economy.

A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 70% of Americans, including 86% of Republicans, believe illegal immigrants "threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs," while 63% believe that "immigrants place a burden on the economy."...

Despite the hundreds of millions of dollars spent by the Chamber of Commerce and high-tech lobbying groups like FWD.us, as well as the free ride the mainstream press have given them in support of more amnesty, Americans think unchecked immigration, especially illegal immigration, impacts American workers and places a burden on social services.

In fact, 45% of those surveyed want less legal immigration at this time, while 38% said the number of legal immigrants being admitted should remain the same. Only 17% "thought more legal immigrants should be allowed to come to the United States."

A Gallup poll has found that illegal immigration is the top problem facing Americans. It was third in the Reuters poll. And nearly every national poll taken since June has found that a majority of Americans want illegal immigrants [aliens] sent back to their home countries as quickly as possible...


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Americans worry that illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy, Reuters, AUgust 7, 2014.

Seventy percent of Americans - including 86 percent of Republicans - believe undocumented immigrants [illegal aliens] threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs, according to the poll...