Donald Trump has supported a strong chance on vetting immigrants that come into the United States. It turns out immigrants support Trump’s extreme vetting process.
Trump’s Extreme Vetting Process
After opening up with a hard-line stance against Muslims, Trump has fine tuned his stance on immigration. His “extreme vetting” will make sure those coming into the United States want to support American principles.
On top of that, Trump wants to place a temporary ban on immigrants from countries that do not have their own vetting system in place. This ban would stay in place until these countries implement their own vetting system.
“We should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people,” Trump said. “The time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today. I call it extreme vetting.”
A poll by Morning Consult shows that immigrants from other countries support these ideas.
Trump Immigration Extreme Vetting Poll Results
Per Western Journalism:
Among first-generation immigrants — those who went through all of the steps necessary to become American citizens — 64 percent either somewhat support or strongly support Trump’s proposal. The poll found this group had the highest percentage of respondents — 44 percent — who strongly supported Trump’s plan.
However, the poll also broke down results by those who were second-generation and third-generation immigrants. In each case, the poll found the numbers strongly supporting Trump inched down while the numbers somewhat supporting increased.
As a result, 62 percent of second-generation immigrants and 60 percent of third-generation immigrants either strongly or somewhat support Trump’s proposals. Overall, 61 percent of immigrants stand with Trump.
By way of context, 62 percent of all voters surveyed in the Morning Consult poll supported Trump.
The poll also asked respondents whether they supported Trump’s temporary ban on immigration from nations with a history of terrorism. On that question, 59 percent of all respondents supported Trump, as did 52 percent of immigrants.
One immigrant who supports Trump explains that Trump’s proposals are not about restricting citizenship, but supporting the law.
“Having secure borders, protecting our citizens — none of this is hateful. it’s the right thing to do,” said Italian-born actor Antonio Sabato Jr., who arrived in the U.S. in 1985 and became a citizen in 1996.
“I followed all the rules,” he said. “We are a nation of laws for a reason, there should be no shortcut for those who don’t want to pay or wait.”
On the topic of another controversial Trump proposal — building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border — immigrants were slightly more likely to oppose Trump’s border wall than the electorate as a whole. All voters were split at 43 percent on building the wall. Among recent immigrants, half said they opposed it. Almost half of first-generation (46 percent) and second- and third-generation (48 percent) Americans also said they oppose it.
The numbers don’t lie. Many of the immigrants really do support Trump’s ideas with regards to immigration. What do you think about them? Let us know on Facebook.