Here's What Americans Actually Think of Trump's Immigration Plan

  • 08/09/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Components of the newly-proposed Republican immigration plan have big support among Americans, according to the latest polls.

The immigration plan, which was introduced by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), would recalibrate the U.S. immigration system to favor skilled workers over family connections. It would also dramatically cut legal immigration by half.

58 percent of Americans back the bill’s plan to limit the number of refugees receiving permanent residency.

60 percent of Americans back the plan to create a “points system” that would give potential immigrants points based on education, English proficiency, and prospective salary in the U.S.

62 percent also believe that English proficiency should be a factor in determining whether or not an immigrant is allowed to come to the U.S.

Other portions of the bill don’t have majority support, but do have plurality support. 48 percent of voters support reducing the number of legal immigrants, while just 39 percent oppose it.

In addition, 45 percent support ending “unlimited family chain migration,” which allows residents to petition to get green cards for their extended family members, such as adult children and siblings.

The bill has not yet been scheduled for a vote in the U.S. Senate.
 Source: AAN
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