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Americans Want Immigration Reduced: Opinion Polls

Roper ASW Poll. March 2003*

76% of Americans would prefer immigration below current levels (about 1.5 per year);

58% of Americans favor fewer than 300,000 per year.

Roper Poll (as reported in the Washington Times) November 2002

77% of Americans surveyed believe the government is not doing enough to control the border

56% thought amnesty efforts for 3 million illegal immigrants by Presidents Bush and Fox were a "bad or very bad idea."

Gallop Poll (as reported in the Washington Times) November 2002

67% believe the government should not make it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens.

CIS/Zogby Poll. Attitudes Toward Amnesty. September 2001

33% of those Hispanics surveyed said they would be less likely to vote for Bush in 2004 if he supported an amnesty.

15% percent said they would be more likely to vote for him.

Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. March 1996

52% of Americans favor establishing a five-year ban on ALL legal and illegal immigration into the United States.

1996 Roper Poll* respondents who support immigration of less than 300,000 per year

70% of All Respondents

73% of Blacks

52% of Hispanics

72% of Conservatives

71% of Moderates

66% of Liberals

72% of Democrats

70% of Republicans

Time/CNN September and November 1993

80% of those polled consider it important for the federal government to track down illegal aliens living in the United States (Sept.). 73% of those polled feel the U.S. should "strictly limit" immigration (Sept.).60% of Americans favor changes in federal law to reduce the number of legal immigrants (Nov.).

Hispanic USA Research Group Survey of Hispanic Americans. June 1993

89% of Hispanic Americans strongly support an immediate moratorium on immigration. 74% feel fewer immigrants should be allowed and stronger restrictions be enforced.

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