Poll: Americans Support Zero Immigration More Than They Support Current Legal Immigration Levels

Article CAIRCO note: 
America is full. Why do we need any immigration?
Article author: 
John Binder
Article publisher: 
Breitbart
Article date: 
January 30, 2018
Article category: 
National News
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Americans support admitting zero legal immigrants every year more than they support current legal immigration levels at which roughly between one to 1.5 million legal immigrants arrive in the United States annually.

The revelation comes in a Harvard-Harris poll released this month, finding that when asked “In your opinion, about how many legal immigrants should be admitted to the U.S. each year?” more Americans, about nine percent, say they support a legal immigration pause than those who said they support current legal immigration levels, about seven percent, at which the U.S. admits more than one million legal immigrants every year.

  • A total of 9 percent of Americans said they support a legal immigration system that brings in zero legal immigrants a year, compared to 7 percent of Americans who said they support current legal immigration levels.

The poll found that about 12 percent wanted legal immigration levels increased beyond the current rate of immigration to the country, while the majority of Americans, about 81 percent, said they wanted legal immigration levels reduced to between zero to less than one million legal immigrants a year.

About 13 percent of Republicans said they wanted to see zero legal immigration to the country, while about ten percent of swing voters said they’d like to see a legal immigration pause.

As Breitbart News reported, nearly 50 percent of black Americans said they would like to see between only one and 250,000 legal immigrants brought to the U.S. a year.

  • A total of 48 percent of black Americans said they support a legal immigration system that brings in between 1 to 250,000 legal immigrants a year.

Black Americans have been disproportionately impacted by mass immigration to the U.S., researchers say, as they were replaced by Hispanics in 2004 as the largest minority group in the country....