Harvard/Harris Poll: Building Border Wall, Cutting All Immigration to U.S. Top Priority for GOP Voters
John Binder, Breitbart, June 5, 2019
Building a wall along the United States-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration and reducing all illegal and legal immigration to the U.S. is the top priority for Republican voters, a poll finds.
The latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals that Republicans voters rank building a wall along the southern border as their top priority for what President Trump should be focused on executing.
Second to building the wall, Republican voters said they want Trump to focus on reducing all illegal and legal immigration to the U.S. Conservatives and Trump supporters ranked reducing all immigration as their second highest priority as well.
The poll shows the divide between the GOP base and the party establishment’s donor class of billionaires and big business executives. While Republican voters want less immigration, the plutocrat Koch brothers and U.S. Chamber of Commerce push mass amnesty for all illegal aliens as well as an expansion of legal immigration levels to provide corporations with an endless stream of cheaper, foreign workers to compete against working and middle class Americans.
At stake for the GOP donor class’s support for current legal immigration levels and expanding immigration is Americans’ wages.
Extensive research by economists like George Borjas and analyst Steven Camarota has found that the country’s current mass legal immigration system — wherein 1.2 million mostly low-skilled workers are admitted annually — burdens U.S. taxpayers and America’s working and middle class while redistributing about $500 billion in wealth every year to major employers and newly arrived immigrants.
Borjas has previously called the country’s legal immigration system the “largest anti-poverty program” in the world at the expense of blue-collar Americans and middle-class taxpayers.