southbeach1500 saidContrary to what the radical left and the media (same thing) would want you to think.
Additional polling data collected by Pew shows that 83 percent of the public would like the level of immigration frozen or reduced***, including at least 92 percent of Republicans polled.
And that figure is from where? Pew did you say?
Or PU Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Alabama Republican**
No idea where the fuck he got that (out of his ass?), actually looks like a glass half empty approach, but if you have anything more current than the Sept 2015 Pew report as follows, please show your work.http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/09/30/on-views-of-immigrants-americans-largely-split-along-party-lines/
September 30, 2015
On views of immigrants, Americans largely split along party lines...
...Nearly 59 million immigrants have come to the U.S. since Congress passed the nation’s 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which reshaped the face of America. Three-quarters of immigrants in this current wave come from Latin America and Asia. Today, there are 45 million immigrants in the U.S. who make up a near-record 14% of the U.S. population, including an estimated 11.3 unauthorized immigrants.
Overall, Americans have mixed views about the impact immigrants have had on American society, with 45% saying they are making society better in the long run and 37% saying they are making it worse...
...About half of Republicans (53%) say immigrants coming to the U.S. make society worse in the long run, compared with just 24% of Democrats...
...Crime: Among Republicans, 71% say immigrants in the U.S. are making crime worse, compared with just 34% of Democrats...
Economy: There are similar partisan differences in opinions about the impact immigrants are having on the economy – 71% of Republicans say immigrants are making the economy worse, compared with 34% of Democrats who say the same. Looked at another way, Republicans are far less likely than Democrats (12% vs. 38%) to say immigrants are making the economy better....
Becoming part of society: The view that immigrants generally don’t want to assimilate is particularly widespread among Republicans; 81% say immigrants in our country today generally want to hold on to the customs and way of life of their home country, compared with 66% of independents and 55% of Democrats who say the same...
Views of immigrants by region of origin: Americans on both sides of the partisan line have mostly positive or neutral views of Asian and European immigrants. But when it comes to those from Latin America, 58% of Republicans say these immigrants have had a mostly negative impact on society, compared with 23% of Democrats. There is a similar divide on views of Middle Eastern immigrants, with Republicans more than twice as likely as Democrats to view them negatively.
***How much immigration: Views also differ along partisan lines on how many immigrants should be allowed to enter the U.S. Two-thirds (67%) of Republicans say immigration to the U.S. should be decreased, compared with one-third (33%) of Democrats. Among Republicans, just 7% say immigration should be increased, compared with 20% of Democrats. Democrats are much more likely than Republicans (43% vs. 25%) to say immigration should be kept at present levels. Overall, about half of Americans (49%) say immigration should be decreased.
49% overall say it should be decreased
(with 67% R & 33% D saying decrease)
7% R & 20% D say increase it
15% R plus 43% D say maintain current levels.
Or, glass half full...
51% think it should be maintained or increased.
Thank you for bringing that to our attention.