WHOA: New Poll Shows Americans Want Massive Cuts to Legal Immigration MORE Than Legalizing Dreamers

Sign in favor of immigration reform are on display outside Judson Memorial Church on West 4th Street in New York CIty on June 5th, 2010.

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Despite the popularity of legalizing a path to citizenship for dreamers, Americans support restrictions on immigration much like those being undertaken by the Trump administration even more so.

According to the Washington Times, a new Harvard-Harris poll was taken during the run-up to the government shutdown. According to it, a huge portion of Americans favors cutting down legal immigration to the United States, which currently sits at over 1 million a year, to less than half.

From the Washington Times:

The survey asked respondents what number they would like to see. A stunning 35 percent said legal immigration should be 250,000 a year or less, while another 19 percent said it should be between 250,000 and 500,000. Combined, they make up a majority looking for a cut of at least 50 percent over current annual levels. Another 18 percent said they want to see between 500,000 and 1 million.

Only 19 percent said they wanted to increase legal immigration over 1 million.

What’s more, President Trump’s ideas that we should be more choosy about who we let into the country is agreed upon by Americans by a 79-21 margin according to the new poll.

Now compare that to the  77-23 margin of support for legalizing dreamers.

Perhaps immigration reform is far more popular than Democrats thought, and the hill they were ready to die on over a government shutdown isn’t really all that valuable.