April 24, 2013

WELL, THIS DOESN’T FIT THE NARRATIVE: Fox News poll: Majority says legal immigration should be reduced.

While most voters favor citizenship for illegal immigrants who meet certain requirements, there is widespread agreement that new border security should come first.

In addition, more than half say we should cut the number of legal immigrants allowed into the United States.

A just-released Fox News poll finds 55 percent of voters think fewer legal immigrants should be accepted into the U.S. That’s up from 43 percent in 2010.

Majorities of Republicans (67 percent) and independents (53 percent) as well as a plurality of Democrats (47 percent) want to decrease legal immigration.

Overall, 28 percent of voters say the U.S. should increase legal immigration.

So if the voters aren’t clamoring for this, why the hurry?

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