The latest Harvard/Harris Poll has some really bad news for open border Democrats, especially those running for president. The poll found that about out of 10 voters oppose open borders and support more security at the borders. Although they didn’t poll about it, I suspect an even larger majority oppose the general amnesty plan laid out by Elizabeth Warren.
The real killer is the all important Independent voters are heavily against unrestricted immigration. Even though President Trump has revitalized the economy and every demographic is seeing record low numbers in unemployment, there are still 11.5 million Americans looking for work, many of whom are college graduates.
The other problem is wage suppression caused by cheap illegal labor. Steven Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies, has found that for every one percent growth in illegal alien employment, it lowers wages by about one half of one percent, meaning that in today’s market the average American sees an 8.5% reduction in pay. After the recent raids in Mississippi, food processors were forced to raise their starting pay from 12 bucks an hour to 15 due to their inability to hire illegals for the jobs.
Presidential candidates promising to bring more illegal and legal immigrants to the United States are much less popular than those vowing to reduce labor market competition by cutting immigration, a new poll finds.
The latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals that about six-in-ten U.S. voters said they are more likely to support 2020 presidential candidates who vow to strengthen the southern border “to reduce illegal immigrants,” among other things.
Only about four-in-ten U.S. voters said they are more likely to vote for presidential candidates who promise to open “our borders to many more immigrants,” as all leading 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidates have promised to do.
As Breitbart News has noted, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) have similar immigration plans — all designed to open the U.S.-Mexico border to more illegal immigration, provide big business with an endless flow of cheaper foreign labor, and increase foreign competition against America’s working and middle class with increased legal immigration levels.
Across all issues facing the nation, U.S. votes continue to say that health care and immigration remain the two most important problems in the upcoming 2020 election.