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Poll: Ohio Voters Prefer Nearly Zero Immigration to Current Levels

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Washington, D.C.

The plurality of voters in the swing state of Ohio prefers nearly zero legal immigration to the United States, while a small minority support current legal immigration levels.

Overall, about 65 percent of Ohio voters say they want legal immigration levels — where currently more than 1.5 million legal immigrants are admitted to the U.S. every year — reduced to anywhere between 750,000 to zero immigrants a year, according to the latest Pulse Opinion Research poll commissioned by NumbersUSA.

A plurality of those voters, about 43 percent, say they prefer reducing yearly legal immigration to between 250,000 to zero immigration.

Less than 15 percent of Ohio voters support the current levels of legal immigration. Additionally, only five percent of Ohio voters support admitting 1.5 million legal immigrants a year, and only seven percent support increasing legal immigration to more than two million immigrants a year.

The poll comes before the 2018 midterm elections, where the GOP establishment has failed to persuade President Trump to drop his popular wage-boosting, immigration reduction agenda.

A similar poll in early 2018, as Breitbart News reported, found American likely voters similarly said they support zero immigration to the U.S. over current legal immigration levels.

Currently, the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million legal and illegal immigrants every year, with more than 70 percent coming to the country through the process known as “chain migration,” whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. In the next 20 years, the current U.S. legal immigration system is on track to import roughly 15 million new foreign-born voters. Between seven and eight million of those foreign-born voters will arrive in the U.S. through chain migration.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.  

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