Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Americans Back Trump On Immigration To Stop COVID-19 But Immigration Not the Biggest Concern, Poll Finds

Trump

Joel Rose for NPR reports that most Americans support Trump administration efforts to stop immigrants from coming to the United States to slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.

But Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric during the pandemic has done little to budge public opinion on other immigration policies, the poll found. Most of Trump's policies, including his border wall, remain unpopular except among Republicans.

The poll shows that immigration is no longer a top concern for voters. The poll shows it has been eclipsed by the coronavirus, racial justice, unemployment, political extremism, and a range of other pressing issues.

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2020/08/americans-back-trump-on-immigration-to-stop-covid-19-but-immigration-not-the-biggest-concern-poll-fi.html

Current Affairs | Permalink

Comments

Actually seems to be based on a false premise: that properly screened and tested immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers would spread coronavirus. I am unaware of any factual basis for that claim. Seems like control, testing, and prudence would be better policies than bans. Even in the Ellis Island days we tried to isolate the ill, not ban everyone,

Posted by: Paul Wickham Schmidt | Aug 5, 2020 7:15:03 AM

Actually seems to be based on a false premise: that properly screened and tested immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers would spread coronavirus. I am unaware of any factual basis for that claim. Seems like control, testing, and prudence would be better policies than bans. Even in the Ellis Island days we tried to isolate the ill, not ban everyone,

Posted by: Paul Wickham Schmidt | Aug 5, 2020 7:15:04 AM

Post a comment