According to a new Rasmussen survey, Americans want companies to train and hire Americans instead of importing workers.
Voters overwhelmingly want companies to train and hire Americans before importing more legal immigrants or visa workers.
But liberals are far more likely than conservatives to say Congress should allow companies to import more immigrants to take jobs sought by U.S. graduates and sidelined workers, according to Rasmussen’s December survey of 1,250 likely voters.
The survey asked voters:
When businesses say they are having trouble finding Americans to take jobs in construction, manufacturing, hospitality and other service work, what is generally best for the country? Is it better for businesses to raise the pay and try harder to recruit [Americans]?
Sixty percent of likely voters agreed it is “better for businesses to raise the pay and try harder to recruit non-working Americans even if it causes prices to rise.”
Just 22 percent of Americans, including 28 percent of liberals and 16 percent of conservatives, say “better for the government to bring in new foreign workers to help keep business costs and prices down.”
Seventeen percent said they were “not sure.”
The Rasmussen survey also asked the respondents: “Should Congress increase the number of foreign workers taking higher-skill U.S. jobs, or does the country already have enough talented people to train and recruit for most of those jobs?
Sixty-one percent of likely voters agreed that “the country already has enough talented people to train and recruit for most of those jobs.” That pro-Americans perspective was backed by 73 percent of Republicans and 72 percent of conservatives, but only 48 percent of Democrats and 39 percent of liberals.
Just 27 percent of voters — including 21 percent of conservatives, 42 percent of liberals, and 38 percent of Democrats — said Congress should “increase the number of foreign workers taking higher-skill U.S. jobs.”
The answers showed that a plurality of liberals — 42 percent to 39 percent — prefer to import foreign graduates than to help American graduates get better jobs, pay, and training. The growing support for cheap labor migration reflects the growing support among “woke” Democrats for the migration-induced “demographic change” that is helping Democrats to win more elections.
I have no clue how you can be against this. How can people claim to care about student loan debt and then make them compete against the world for a job when they graduate.
The cost of goods is always something that we need to keep our eyes on but I wholeheartedly disagree with the idea that it is the main thing we should be looking at when discussing immigration policy. If we have an entire group of people who won’t be able to make enough money to raise a family does it really matter if some goods are slightly cheaper?
Even President Trump has wavered slightly on this issue so it is important we show him this and make sure that the establishment doesn’t push him to do things that go against his America First agenda.
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