A recent Rasmussen Reports and NumbersUSA poll shows that the majority of American voters, who voted during the midterm, support measures to prevent illegal immigration.
Sixty-seven percent of polled voters expressed support for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, while 69 percent endorse a national E-Verify system, punishing employers that hire illegal immigrants.
Ending “family chain migration” — a policy that allows legal migrants and citizens to bring over close relatives, even adult relatives — was also favored by the majority of voters.
The poll also shows that 67 percent of participants support limiting the rate of immigration to no more than 750,000 new immigrants a year.
Limiting it to 750,000 a year represents a 25 percent decrease in the current average which typically caps at 1 million a year.
Support for amnesty had also diminished. Democrats were the only party that had the majority of voters support lifetime work permits for illegal immigrants. Sixty-eight percent of Republicans and 58 percent of Independent voters showed a majority support against lifetime work permits.
Jim Bobb, Vice President of Operations for NumbersUSA, pointed out that the data showed how — irrespective of party affiliation — American voters agree that “immigration needs to be brought under much better control.”
The fiscal year 2022 broke new records as the total number of enforcement actions with illegal immigrants reached 2,766,582, which represents roughly 810,000 more encounters than fiscal year 2021.
House Minority Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) has indicated that the incoming GOP House majority would hold those responsible “accountable,” pledging to launch an investigation into Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas should he not resign.