Poll Finds Voters Tough On Illegal Immigration

Newsday.com

With debate over immigration heating up in Washington, a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday found that 83 percent of immigrants or their children and grandchildren believe illegal immigration is a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem.

The poll also found that 88 percent of all poll respondents share the same opinion. And it said that by 72 percent to 25 percent, U.S. voters oppose giving undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses.

“This poll reflects local concerns about immigrants gathering on street corners, waiting for jobs, or packed into illegal housing and the like,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Red state, blue state and purple state voters agree: Illegal immigration is a serious problem.”

The poll, conducted Feb. 21 to 28, surveyed 1,892 registered voters nationwide. The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.

The poll found that 39 percent of voters want to reduce the current level of legal immigration, 24 percent want to increase it, and 33 percent want to maintain it. The poll also found that:

By 62 percent to 32 percent, voters oppose making it easier for undocumented immigrants to become citizens.

By 84 percent to 14 percent, they favor requiring proof of legal residency to obtain government benefits.

Some 50 percent approve of the automatic U.S. citizenship granted to children of undocumented immigrants born in the United States, with 42 percent in favor of eliminating it.

3 Responses to “Poll Finds Voters Tough On Illegal Immigration”

  1. Jim Says:

    Automatic US birthright citizenships given to children of illigal alliens is probably the most serious if not fatal loophole in the US Immgrations Laws. Needless to say, it is a powerful anchoring post to reign in not just their immediate family members, but also their distant family ones. This law has got to change for the US to take back the populations control, not to mentions countless related problems, such as crimes, social costs, educations costs, and on and on…..

  2. JERRY Says:

    PERHAPS THE BEST SOLUTION TO THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION PROBLEM IS TO GIVE SEVERE JAIL SENTENCES AND FINES TO ANY EMPLOYER THAT EMPLOYS ANY ILLEGAL WORKER.(and enforcem)
    AND AUTOMATIC DEPORTATION TO ANY FORGEIN PERSON THAT IS IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALY OR UN-AUTHORIZED TO WORK THAT ENGAGES IN ANY PAID LABOR EVENT.

  3. The Watchdog Says:

    Yup.

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