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Majority Oppose More Foreign Workers Under Immigration Reform

 

Majority Oppose More Foreign Workers Under Immigration Reform

Polls Oppose Amnesty - Thursday, August 15, 2013

A survey commissioned by NumbersUSA and conducted by Pulse Opinion Research shows 44 percent of likely voters want the government to reduce the number of permanent work visas issued.

60% of likely voters oppose the Senate bill's proposal to increase the number of green cards for new immigrants to 20 million over the next decade. Only 28% of respondents supported such measures.

Three-quarters of those surveyed said there are more than enough unemployed Americans with lower levels of education to fill the jobs that would go to millions of new immigrants under the Senate bill. Only 17% said foreign workers are needed to fill labor shortages.

A solid majority of voters are worried about the impact of immigration reform, which could put millions of illegal aliens on a path to citizenship and create large guest-workers programs, will have on the labor market. 

Pulse Opinion Research

A survey commissioned by NumbersUSA and conducted by Pulse Opinion Research shows 44 percent of likely voters want the government to reduce the number of permanent work visas issued.

60% of likely voters oppose the Senate bill's proposal to increase the number of green cards for new immigrants to 20 million over the next decade. Only 28% of respondents supported such measures.

Three-quarters of those surveyed said there are more than enough unemployed Americans with lower levels of education to fill the jobs that would go to millions of new immigrants under the Senate bill. Only 17% said foreign workers are needed to fill labor shortages.

A solid majority of voters are worried about the impact of immigration reform, which could put millions of illegal aliens on a path to citizenship and create large guest-workers programs, will have on the labor market. 

When asked what employers should do it they have trouble finding U.S. citizens to fill various jobs, 71% said they should raise pay levels to attract more candidates. Only 10% said employers should bring in immigrant workers to keep costs down.

 

Pulse Opinion Research

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