WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public wants immigration laws enforced, and the level of legal immigration reduced, according to a poll of 1,000 likely voters, conducted November 1-3 by Pulse Opinion Research for the Center for Immigration Studies. Unlike many other polls, which give the public the false choice of mass deportation or a "path to citizenship," this neutral-language poll asked if the public supports causing illegal immigrants to leave the country by enforcing the law. A majority of the public supported this approach; and a majority or plurality supported it among almost all demographic groups, including Hispanics. Moreover, a majority of Americans want a level of legal immigration significantly lower than the current level; few want the kinds of increases contained in the Gang of Eight bill from 2013.
See the results here: http://cis.org/camarota/survey-highlights-popularity-of-immigration-enforcement. "Whatever the result of today's voting, this poll helps explain why Donald Trump has remained as popular as he has, despite his many missteps, insensitive comments, and other revelations. Trump's emphasis on enforcement clearly resonates with Americans, even if he has sometimes been careless in discussing the issue," said Steven Camarota, the Center's Director of Research.