Americans call for reduced immigration during economic crisis

Published on March 4th, 2010

Two-thirds of voters say illegal immigrants are major strain on U.S. budget

Santa Barbara, CA – March 4, 2010 – Uncontrolled immigration is a significant contributor to the country’s economic and budgetary woes, according to Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS), and a new poll shows that Americans agree.

As the nation faces record, long-term deficits, 67 percent of voters say that illegal immigrants are a major strain on the U.S. budget, according to Rasmussen Reports new national survey. Only 23 percent disagree with that statement.

“This confirms what we have advocated for some time now, and once again, the American people are way ahead of the politicians in understanding our nation’s problems,” said Diana Hull, the President of CAPS.

The poll also found that 68 percent of American voters say gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of illegal aliens living in the United States.

“In fact amnesty is wrong, unfair to those who play by the rules and simply encourages more people to come here in violation of our laws. We must stop going down this road,” Hull said.

Two-thirds of those surveyed also believe that the availability of government money and services draws illegal immigrants to the United States, while just 19 percent disagree.

“This issue is not as complicated as politicians portray it. For many years, surveys have shown overwhelming support for controlling the borders. That, coupled with the use of the E-Verify system by all employers, would go a long way towards solving the problem,” Hull stated.

“Americans understand that illegal immigration is a major cause of our record deficits and scandalous unemployment levels. No longer will voters elect politicians who refuse to wake up and acknowledge these simple facts,” said Hull.


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