Thursday, March 8, 2018

Fact Against the Narrative

Poll: Majority of Hispanic, Black Americans Support Trump’s Legal Immigration-Cutting DACA Deal

A majority of Hispanic and black Americans support President Trump’s deal on immigration that would allow a small group of illegal aliens to remain in the United States while drastically cutting legal immigration levels to give American workers a wage and quality of life boost.

In the latest Harvard-Harris poll, more than 60 percent of Hispanic Americans said they support Trump’s immigration deal that would allow nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), so long as it was coupled with immediate relief for American citizens.

That relief would come in the form of reducing legal immigration — whereby the U.S. imports more than one million legal immigrants every year — to somewhere between 500,000 to 750,000 legal immigrants a year.

Those immigrants, under such a plan, would be admitted to the country based on merit, skills, and English proficiency, rather than the current system of chain migration, whereby newly naturalized citizens are allowed to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. no matter their skill-set.

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