Poll: 72% of Americans Call Illegal Immigration ‘Direct Threat’ To U.S.


A large majority of American adults say illegal immigration poses a “direct threat” to the United States, an AP-NORC poll released Monday shows.

The poll finds that 72 percent of Americans are concerned about illegal immigration’s direct threat to the U. S. — including 45 percent who say they are “extremely” concerned and 27 percent who say they are “moderately concerned.”

Only 26 percent of Americans said they are not concerned about the threat of illegal immigration to the U. S.

The poll shows that a plurality of Republicans, 41 percent, somewhat or strongly oppose giving amnesty to illegal aliens who arrived in the U. S. as children. Just 33 percent of Republicans said they strongly or somewhat favor an amnesty for this group of the illegal alien population.

That data point comes as the Democrat-controlled House passed two amnesty bills, with the support of a handful of House Republicans, that would push millions of illegal aliens into the U. S. workforce to take American jobs.

While a group of Senate Democrats and Republicans met to discuss the amnesty bills last m… (Read more)

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