An overwhelming majority of Americans believe undocumented immigrants pose a threat to the American way of life, according to a new poll.
Some 70 percent of Americans and 86 percent of Republicans believe that undocumented immigrants threaten traditional US beliefs and customs, according to an online Reuters/Ipsos
poll released Thursday. Nearly two-thirds of respondents – 63 percent –
said that undocumented immigrants place undue burden on the US economy.
percent of respondents said that they feel that the number of
immigrants allowed to legally enter the country should be reduced; only
17 percent said they thought that number should increase. That's in
sharp contrast to opinions expressed six months ago in a February Pew Research Center poll, which found that nearly three-quarters of Americans would support a legal path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
El Salvador, Honduras,
and Guatemala had been apprehended at the border since October. Since
then, immigration has leaped to the forefront of the national dialogue
in recent months.