(RightWingAmericans.Com)- A new survey performed by the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas has revealed that 7-in-10 voters in Texas are opposed to increasing legal immigration into the United States. The Republican state, which has increasingly become a target for Democrats as its demographics become more immigrant-heavy, is still very much against increasing immigration into the country not just because of the coronavirus economic crash.
The survey also found that almost 4-in-10 voters in Texas believe that the United States already allows too many immigrants into the country. A plurality of Hispanic Texans also agreed that immigration is too high.
Texas, being a southern state, witnesses the huge numbers of people coming across the border from Mexico illegally, as well as the large numbers of legal immigrants coming into the United States on work visas.
Each year, around 1.2 million people are given green cards and allowed to permanently reside in the United States. Breitbart reports that a further one million people are given temporary visas, most of whom enter the American workforce legally and compete against Americans for jobs.
Voters have recognized the problem with high immigration for years now, as it was a driving factor behind the election of President Donald Trump. The fact that tens of millions of Americans are now out of work, however, means that immigration is going to once again be a big talking point in the 2020 election.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has already said he disagreed with the president’s decision to ban people coming into the country from China at the start of the outbreak, and he and his Democratic colleagues also slammed the president over his immigration rhetoric. Unless they change their stance, the Democrats are not going to be on the same page as much of the American public…particularly Texas.
The fact that 34% of swing voters in Texas are already saying that the United States has too much legal immigration shows that even as more immigrants and non-white voters live and settle in Texas, the state won’t necessarily just turn blue. That might disappoint Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad.
Polls also recently show that American voters support President Trump’s plan to reduce immigration levels at a time when Americans are competing to get back into work.