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Author Topic:   Lots of big Public Opinion polls on immigration. "Open Borders" is even polled.
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08-05-2018 5:33 PM


The issue of "Open Borders" is getting asked. A Harvard Harris poll thankfully made the much needed jump. This poll was of adults presented with questions that had 1 of 2 options

76% opposed Open Borders

24% supported

But the same poll said:

36% favored allowing illegal immigrants to stay if they managed to into the country (the alternative was deportation and it got 64% support).

39% favored allowing women with children to stay if the got past the border (61% said to deport).

So almost 40% favor something of an (my words) "Open Borders lite" policy.

The same Harvard Harris poll did, however, display some hard core pro-deportation sentiment towards illegal immigrants in our country when we get around to seeing the answers to the survey after it offered the polled adults to choose from 2 options:

The choice of inflicting "deportation" verses allowing the undocumented immigrants to wait for a trial.

This was the disturbing part.

Deportation of illegal/undocumented immigrants was chosen by 55% of the polled adults, and 45% chose to let the immigrants wait for a trial. (for undocumented women with children, we still saw 53% support for deportation verses 47% allowing the immigrants to wait for a trial).

The Trump factor is no doubt responsible for the more hard core pro-deportation sentiment than we have seen in the past.

Link to Harvard Harris June poll in link below. It has a direct PDF link.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/...mmigration-positions

A CBS poll shows tougher pro-deportation views of the women and children.

quote:

Which of these do you think should be done with families trying to enter the U.S. illegally -
Release the entire family back to their home country together. . . . . . . . . . . .48%
Arrest the parents and keep the children in a separate detention facility. . . 4%
Arrest the parents but keep the children with them in the same detention facility.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%
Release the entire family in the U.S. temporarily and require that they report
back for a hearing later. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16%


https://drive.google.com/...0JXQmxVNi1la0IzX1o2X0RTZ09j/view

But the absolutely massive poll causes me to think the those polled were simply too exhausted to properly think through the options. This was already question 32 and the questions were a bit too long IMO (Considering how many questions there were).

Things look much better for the pro immigration side when one looks at legal immigrants.

This comprehensive Pew poll is very telling as this poll has a long history.

http://www.people-press.org/...egal-immigration-into-the-u-s

The June 5-12, 2018 poll has a major shift in favor of maintaining current immigration levels.

Back in the 2001 the same Pew poll showed us that 53% of all Americans favored lowering the number of legal immigrants admitted per year while only 10% favored an increase.

In 2006 only 15% of Republicans favored increasing the yearly amount of legal immigrants, with only slightly more Democrats (20%) saying the same.

In 2006, 37% of Democrats and 43% of Republicans favored reducing the amount of legal immigrants per year.

Now, in 2018 40% of Democrats favor yearly legal immigrant increases verses 16% favoring lowering the amount.

Now, 22% of Republicans favor increasing the amount of legal immigrants with 33% favoring decreases.

As recently as 2015, Pew said the only 25%% of Democrats supported increasing the yearly legal immigrants.

Overall 32% polled (in a big poll of over 2000 people) in June of 2018 support increasing legal immigration, with just 24% favoring a reduction.

38% said keep it the same as now.

ANOTHER WITNESS.

This Gallop poll from June 1-13, 2018 backs up the Pew Poll plus shows us that nearly as many Americans as not support Sanctuary Cities (46% support while 50% oppose).

https://news.gallup.com/poll/1660/immigration.aspx

The Gallup poll is interesting in that is first asks people to choose from the exact same 3 options but then asks again with the adjective "LEGAL" added before the immigration noun.

Without specifying that immigrants are "LEGAL" , 39% of those polled said to keep immigration levels the same, while 28% said to increase the levels, and 29% said to decrease yearly immigration.

With the LEGAL adjective in this Gallup, the exact same 38% (like the Pew poll) said to keep yearly immigration levels the same), and 34% said to increase levels, with 25% saying to decrease yearly levels of immigration.

Trump seems to have turned most against illegal immigration (though the level of support for sanctuary cities (46%) and support for letting successful border-crossing illegal immigrants stay (36%-39%) verses being deported is moving ever closer toward being a position held by half of the American society) , but (more numerous!) legal immigration has a much better odor than ever before among Americans.

Open borders is even on the map.

Trump was a strong supporter of open borders as recently as 2013 (I suspect he still does secretly), as we just found out.

https://www.vanityfair.com/...onald-trump-open-borders-trade


    
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