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Poll: Americans Leaning More Pro-Immigration

PRINCETON, N.J.,  (UPI) –  As House Republicans and Democrats consider separately how to address immigration reform, U.S. residents are more pro-immigration than before, Gallup said.

Poll results released Thursday indicate 40 percent of respondents say immigration should be maintained at its present level, while 35 percent said it should be decreased.

Twenty-three percent said they wanted to see immigration increased, the highest Gallup said it ever recorded.

The views expressed in this poll contrast with much of the previous decade, particularly after the 2001 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, when nearly half indicated they preferred a decrease in immigration, and as few as 12 percent-to-18 percent said they wanted an increase, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said

Among non-whites, blacks and Hispanics expressed similar preferences on immigration levels, as 67 percent of blacks and 68 percent of Hispanics said they favor maintaining or increasing immigration, Gallup said.

Results are based on nationwide telephone interviews with 4,373 adults conducted June 13-July 5, including oversamples of black and Hispanic adults. The margin of error for the overall survey is 2 percentage points.

For results based on the sample of 2,149 non-Hispanic whites, the margin of error is 3 percentage points.

For results based on the sample of 1,010 non-Hispanic blacks, the margin of error is 5 percentage points.

For results based on the sample of 1,000 Hispanics, the margin of error is 6 percentage points.

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  • http://n/a kenneth childers

    Its my understanding that the immigrants are here illegally; therefor,why are we even talking about letting them stay here to begin with? It goes to show you how screwed up this country is.Yhe law is the law or not?

  • http://yahoo Mary


    • http://yahoo Mary

      Law brackers, illegals are taking over America, this illegals never had permission to live in America in the first place, it’s Mexico’s problem, they need to take care of their people. America has it’s own problems.

  • robert kelly

    If we can not go to mexico without a passpport why should they be aloud to come here without one. We would go to a mexican prison if we did.

  • Suede

    I live in Texas and I don’t want anymore of them. Several hundred miles from El Paso border and 85 % of our population are — you guessed it. Either illegal of got a pass in ’86.

  • Curt

    Of coarse the majority of those polled were pro imigration, the majority were black or hispanic or both. I am sure some of the ignorant liberal whites were pro imigration as well. The whole was one sided. Dont get me wrong i am nor against imigration. I am against uncontrolled immigration! That is what we have now. The uncontrolled inflow makes it easy for terrorists, drug cartel members, human traffickers, murders, and child molesters, and other criminals to waltz right into the. U.S. with the greatest of ease. The problem is Obama, and the rest of the
    socialists, such as Jerry Brown, Feinstein, Boxer, Reid and other liberals are giving them the keys to Our Country! They are giving


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