They don’t exactly say it that way, but they do say they want less immigration and it’s only the GOP that agrees with them.
Shock Poll: Americans want massive cuts to legal immigration
Read that carefully. Americans not only want to stop illegal immigration, they want to reduce legal immigration.
A Harvard-Harris poll taken in the run-up to the shutdown found Americans strongly support granting citizenship rights to illegal immigrant Dreamers. But they also back Mr. Trump’s three demands for a border wall, limits to the chain of family migration and an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery.
Most striking of all is the public’s demand for lower overall legal immigration — a position that has little traction on Capitol Hill but one that is overwhelmingly popular across the country.
The poll found that most Americans want annual legal immigration capped at 500,000 a year or less — far lower than the current annual rate of 1.3 million.
I’d bet that if Americans knew that a majority of the so-called dreamers are not children but are in their twenties and some even in their thirties, and if they knew that many if not most of the them were brought to America not as small children but as teenagers, they might feel a little less supportive of DACA as well.
Most Americans might be surprised to know that between 1921 and 1965 there was very little immigration to America, although many people came to America as asylum seekers. Those included Albert Einstein and many of the scientists that worked on the Manhattan Project. Americans might also be surprised to learn that the Roosevelt Administration refused to admit Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis. 935 German Jews on the ship the St Louis were turned away on May 13, 1939. 245 of those later died in the holocaust. The luckiest of the St. Louis passengers were admitted to Great Britain. All but one of them survived the war.