Trump backed immigration reform act draws majority support of voters
Americans generally favor a more selective legal immigration system that would reward those who speak English and those who bring desired skills to the U.S., according to a new poll released Wednesday that could boost the new immigration bill President Trump is backing.This is another example of how the media and the Democrats have misread public opinion on the subject of immigration. I think these are much-needed changes that Congress should adopt.
The Morning Consult/Politico poll found 62 percent support for giving would-be immigrants who can speak English a leg up, and found 61 percent support for creating a point-based system to select new employer-based immigrants.
Some 54 percent also said they want the government to weigh an immigrant’s need for taxpayer assistance in deciding whether to admit someone.
Cutting the actual total number of legal immigrants from 1.1 million a year to about 500,000 a year is more controversial, with a plurality of 48 percent supporting it and 39 percent opposing it.
Those are all parts of a new bill introduced by GOP Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, known as the RAISE Act. Mr. Trump embraced the bill at a White House ceremony last week.