Last week, we looked at some poignant data gathered on our behalf by noted pollster Frank Luntz. Notable findings include 70% of those polled stating that they want immigration changes to establish a permanent employment program for those who seek to come to America legally to work. In this followup, we look at public opinion on specific policy proposals.
Americans seem to be increasingly divided on what should be done about the immigration crisis in the United States, but one sentiment is echoing across party lines: Something has to change. While the solutions offered are as nuanced and varied as the people who are offering them, there are a striking number of similarities across demographics and political affiliations.
The continued economic growth and technological edge that we enjoy in America hinges on our willingness to accept talented, legal immigrants into our industries. Looming threats of immigration reform that raise the difficulty of working in the United States are decreasing our ability to stay ahead of the rest of the world in scientific, engineering, medical, and academic innovation.