President Donald Trump’s proposal to bolster an existing law — an existing law that’s been watered down and ignored in recent years and by past administrations, Democratic and Republican — and bar those who come to this country from taking welfare benefits for at least five years, is finding great favor with the American public.
Fully 62 percent of participants in a new Rasmussen poll said they support the idea.
The middle-class in particular are supportive.
“Middle-class Americans making $30,000 to $50,000 a year are the most likely to support the ban on welfare for immigrants, with 72 percent in favor. Those who describe themselves as “moderates” are also on-board at a rate of 61 percent.
“Even more is the prospects of making sure no illegal aliens receive taxpayer-funded public welfare benefits.
“A whopping 76 percent said those seeking welfare should be made to certify that they are in the U.S. legally. Only 17 percent oppose the plan.
“Middle-class Americans making $30,000 to $50,000 a year are the most supportive, with 80 percent favoring the plan. It’s also incredibly popular with Americans who dropped out of college or high school. A total of 96 percent of high school dropouts support banning illegal immigrants from welfare, while 80 percent of college dropouts agree.
“The poll shows that on immigration, Trump’s restrictive proposals have the backing of the majority of Americans.
“In a recent Missouri poll, more than 60 percent of likely midterm voters said they wanted to see a reduction in legal immigration to the U.S., opposing the yearly 1.5 million legal immigrant-level that is currently in place, Breitbart Texas reported.
“Trump’s other proposal to implement a merit-based legal immigration system is backed by almost 45 percent of the American electorate, Breitbart Texas reported.”
The survey from Rasmussen was conducted online and by telephone. Twenty-six percent said they opposed the ban, but another 12 percent said they were undecided.
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