Hispanics Want Less Immigration than Whites Want

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

In a poll, more Hispanics than whites said they wanted NO more immigration.

A poll not only showed that voters in general wanted Trump’s immigration platform, but that Hispanics especially preferred it. This should not surprise anyone. If you are an American who has enjoyed American prosperity that you realize you would probably not possess in the country were your ancestors came from, you would want to see that prosperity continue for your children and grandchildren. You would not want to see that nation changed rapidly by an influx of recent immigrants who were given the power to vote (or were able to do so illegally).

Breitbart reports, “Poll: Voters Show Massive Support for Trump Immigration Policies.

A poll of likely 2018 voters shows two-to-one support for President Donald Trump’s pro-American immigration policies, and a lopsided four-to-one opposition against the cheap-labor, mass-immigration, economic policy pushed by bipartisan establishment-backed D.C. interest-groups.

The poll for NumbersUSA is another reminder to politicians that the business-funded ‘Nation of Immigrants” polls distract attention from voters’ private views, which were shockingly displayed on the evening of November 8, 2016.

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The poll also showed that Hispanics are the most hostile to any increase in wage-lowering immigration — perhaps because Hispanics are most familiar with the wage-cutting impact of new arrivals.

The poll asked:

“Current federal policy automatically adds about one million new legal immigrants each year giving all of them lifetime work visas.  Which is closest to the number of lifetime immigrant work visas the government should be adding each year — none, 250,000, half a million, one million, one and a half million, two million, or more than two million?”

Twenty-seven percent of all voters and 27 percent of Hispanics told the polls that immigration levels should be set at zero. In contrast, just 22 percent of whites said immigration should be set at zero.

More broadly, 77 percent of Hispanics preferred immigration be trimmed to 500,000 people per year, down from the 2016 score of 1.2 million legal immigrants. In comparison, 64 percent of blacks and 58 percent of whites want immigration reformed down to a half-million per year.

The same polls also showed that only 18 percent of Hispanics want annual immigration to be raised above 1.5 million a year, compared to 22 percent of whites and 12 percent of blacks who say they want immigration raised above the 1 million per year level.

Read the entire Breitbart story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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